DeVos, 59, was born and raised in Holland, in western Michigan. She had been an active member of the Republican Party for 20 years, but not a public official. She also has experience in the field of education, although she has been defending the school voucher program and the privatization of schools for decades. DeVos was with the Republican National Committee in Michigan 1992-1997. She also headed the Republican Party in Michigan from 1996 to 2000 and again from 2003 to 2005. It is obvious to see why she was appointed for her current position.
The Father of Elizabeth DeVos, Edgar Prince, was an industrial millionaire who founded Prince Corporation, a company dedicated to the production of car parts. After the death of Prince, the company had been bought for 1.35 billion dollars in 1996. Visit Betsy’s profile page on Facebook.
One of Betty Devos’s corporations is Neurocore, a biofeedback treatment corporation that helps people, including children, who are diagnosed, including autism, depression and anxiety. DeVos and her husband are the main investors of the company and they give their all in helping the people that it sponsors.
DeVos’s husband, Dick DeVos Jr. is the son of Dick DeVos Sr., co-founder of a multi-million dollar company, Amway Dollar and owner of Orlando Magic. The DeVos family is one of the richest political families not only in Michigan but in the world.
We have significant political family tax returns from DeVos (which after 1970, according to sources, in 2014 it is stated that they gave $ 200 million for the political causes of conservatives). “During the 2014 and 2016 electoral cycles, DeVos and her relatives gave at least $ 818,000, to at least 20 current Republican senators.
In 2009, Betsy DeVos founded ArtPrize. This is an international competition that aims to reward the best talents in the art industry. In addition, it was named after her for her huge contribution to the Performing Arts Center, where she was appointed by President Bush and served for 6 years. According to many sources, the historical contributions of Betsy Devos is 22.5 million dollars. Her generosity to each of these funds, is what is at the center of why a center would be renamed DeVos Institute of Arts Management. She is not one to give meager contributions to any cause. Read her interview with Philanthropy Table
As the new Secretary of Education, Devos is the leader of the national movement to carry out school reforms. She is a Conservative Republican who holds true to the meaning of what it is to be a conservative American. Also Betsy is deeply rooted in the Christian Reformed community in western Michigan. According to the politico DeVos and her husband Richard at a meeting of Christian philanthropists in 2001 talked about the importance of incorporating the culture of the kingdom of Christ not only in small areas, but also in the area of education. Christian Post noted that DeVos had already served as a senior at Mars Hill Church, where Rob Bell was a pastor. If Betsy DeVos has a main goal, it is simply to switch around the American education system in a way that is most conductive for all classes of American citizens.