Dick DeVos

Grand Rapids businessman Dick DeVos (credit: Paul Pytlowany/WWJ-TV)

Michigan’s 1 Percent: Forbes Lists Local Billionaires

So, who’s the top of the heap? In Michigan, it’s Amway co-founder Dick DeVos, who is worth an estimated $5.1 billion.

CBS Detroit–03/04/2013

Amway executives Steve Van Andel (left) and Doug Devos reported $11.3 billion in sales for parent company Alticor in 2012. 
(Photo credit: CBS 62 Paul Pytlowany)

Amway’s Globetrotting Pays Off: 2012 Sales Top $11.3 Billion

Amway – which started as “American Way” – defied the odds and grown each year. The company is owned by the two families — among the wealthiest in Michigan.

CBS Detroit–02/07/2013

Right-to-work protests in Lansing (credit: WWJ/Ron Dewey)

Michigan Matters: Right To Work Debate

Michigan went from being home of the UAW and stronghold of the labor movement to becoming the 24th state in the union to adopt Right to Work legislation. This week on Michigan Matters, host Carol Cain talks with one of the architects of the campaign.

CBS 62–12/14/2012

(credit: CBS 62)

Michigan Matters Voter Issues: Proposal 2, Election

This week on Michigan Matters, Host Carol Cain gets background on Proposal Two, the issue that deals with unions, the state, and our constitution, from Dick DeVos, President of Windquest Group.

CBS 62–10/18/2012

(credit: CBS 62)

Michigan Matters: Businesses In Cities, Gov. Rick Snyder

This week on Michigan Matters, Host Carol Cain travels to Grand Rapids for the West Michigan Policy Conference and talked to four business and government leaders in the state about issues impacting our state and the importance of cities.

CBS 62–09/27/2012

Dan Loepp, Dick DeVos, Dan Gilbert with moderator Carol Cain at the West Michigan Policy Forum talking about cities. (credit: Kelly Walkotten)

Gilbert, DeVos, Loepp Talk Up Cities!

Want to lure more young talent to the Motor City and places like Grand Rapids and Lansing? Bring them in as interns and you create an environment where they are more willing to consider staying.

CBS 62–09/25/2012

(credit: www.meijergardens.org)

Plans Move Ahead For $22M Japanese Garden

The Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park plans to start construction in mid-July on a $22 million Japanese garden on its West Michigan grounds.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/28/2012

Former General Motors President Lloyd Reuss (L to R) his son - GM North America President Mark Reuss and Penske Corp. Chairman Roger Penske at a Wednesday, October 12, 2011 press conference where Chevrolet announced  a multi-year agreement with the Penske Corporation and INDYCAR to bring professional motorsports back to Detroit, Michigan for the first time in four years. The first Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix was held June 1-3, 2012 at the 2.1-mile Raceway at Belle Isle Park road course in the Motor City. (Photo by Steve Fecht for Chevrolet)

For DeVos, Reuss & Penske: “Like Father, Like Son”

DeVos was voted into the U.S. Direct Selling Association (DSA) prestigious Hall of Fame in 1979 for efforts to put Amway on the map. (Jay Van Andel was inducted into the exclusive club in 1987).

CBS 62–06/06/2012

Which Michiganders Made Forbes’ Richest List?

-A few Michigan business owners are among the richest people in America.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/21/2011

Michigan Democratic Party Chair Mark Brewer

GOP Mitt Romney: Causing Waves In Michigan

Republican Mitt Romney gets applause from Mich. Democratic Party Chair Mark Brewer who mentioned his bold leadership as the former Mass. governor worked both sides of the aisle for health care.

CBS 62–05/27/2011

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