Betsy DeVos attended Calvin College, where she decided to be an active politician. She graduated from Michigan College with a Bachelor of Arts in business in 1979. Richard Marvin is her husband, who has helped her much in terms of finance since he is a billionaire. They are blessed with charming children: Elissa, Rick, Ryan and Andre. Betsy Devos is a reformer, and she has helped many organizations and political committees in the US for the last thirty years. She served as the chairperson of the Michigan Republican party where, in 2006, her husband was nominated as the Governor of Michigan.
Apart from politics, Betsy is a strong businessperson who has always paved the way for young entrepreneurs as well as helping them realize the opportunities available in the market. She is currently serving as the chair of Windquest Group, which has invested in technology, clean energy and manufacturing. The firm was founded in 1989 as a family-owned business. They founded it together with her husband, who is the former president of Amway, Orlando Magic NBA.
Betsy DeVos operates family organizations, charitable organizations, and non-profit firms. She has been in a position to help various upcoming organizations to find their way into the market. She is known as the great inspiring advocate of education movement in the US. Betsy is also the chairperson of the American Federation for Children among many other organizations like the alliance for school choice.
Betsy has helped 250,000 students get basic education in nearly 17 states. Many of the students are in 33 public schools fully funded by her in Columbia. This has emanated from Betsy’s passion for child education and the exposure she has from the world and beyond.
Betsy Devos gave out 150,000 dollars during the George W. Bush campaign in 2004. She planned for a fundraising, which had a good turn up; great contributions were made. After the campaign, George W. Bush won the election and this made Betsy Devos to be made the chairperson in the ministry of finance since she had graduated with Business Economics.
The Betsy Devos family has been noted to be contributing much in terms of financing republican politics. This started long ago around 1989. More than 17 million USD has been used to fund the Republican Party since the time it started. The Devos family supported the party because it had hope in its manifesto to help the society grow and become better. Betsy was worried about the wellbeing of the people and thought through the party much could be realized.
Inheritance and hard work serve as the two sources of income for Betsy and the family. His husband being a billionaire means he operates large firms that generate good profits.
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