Richard Marvin DeVos Jr, better known as Dick DeVos has laid the blueprint for successful philanthropy, an accomplishment he’s managed on top of running an investment firm and even spending time running for public office. Currently his wife, Betsy DeVos is running the US Education Department while he’s still running things back at The Windquest Group company that they both founded. Dick and Betsy have selflessly given out of their compensation and profits to make Grand Rapids a leading city in Michigan’s non-profit sector and their family foundation has addressed three basic areas of need. A report earlier this year showed that they had given a total of $139 million over the course of their professional careers
Led primarily by Betsy DeVos, the DeVos Foundation has spent a lot of money on education both to help private schools with costs, students attending those private schools, and also on efforts to fund voucher programs. Dick DeVos ran for the Michigan Board of Education back in 1990, and in 1992 he led the foundation to form the Education Freedom Fund to start a series of scholarships. Later on the foundation became a key driver for charter schools including helping open the West Michigan Aviation Academy in 2010. His university projects include starting the Institute for Arts Management at the University of Maryland, and the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State.
Other areas the $139 million has gone to include healthcare for which Dick DeVos received the Art of Giving award from the Spectrum Health Foundation. He also has given to ArtPrize, a non-profit arts competition hosted annually in Grand Rapids. He’s also a key donor to political advocacy groups such as the Heritage Foundation, Action Institute and Constitutional Society. He also has donated to churches such as Mars Hill Bible Church and the Willow Creek Association.
Dick DeVos was born in 1955 and at age 19 was working with his father, Richard DeVos Sr. and his brothers Daniel and Douglas as well as sister Cheri at Amway Corporation. He also served as president of the Orlando Magic briefly when his family bought the ownership shares in 1991. He served as CEO of Amway for 10 years and also built its Alticor company, and the focus during this time was mostly on international sales. He had founded the Windquest Group in 1989 and made it his top priority in 2002.
Dick and Betsy have contributed quite a bit of their money to political candidates over the years, and in 2006 Dick DeVos decided to become one himself when he ran for governor. He didn’t win this election but he did become a highly recognized figure among conservative grassroots activists in the coming years. He backed Republican lawmakers in 2012 to pass a bill that became Michigan’s first right-to-work law. Dick DeVos does enjoy recreational activities including boating in the annual summer Chicago-Mackinac race on Lake Michigan.
The US Money Reserve recently announced that there will be an Emergency Gold Conference in Austin, Texas at an undisclosed location. The event is invitation only, and will be organized by US Money Reserve President Phillip N. Diehl. At this special Emergency Gold Conference. Diehl will analyze current issues including cyber attacks, global terrorism, national debt, and troubling leadership throughout the World. Learn more about US Money Reserve: http://www.cbs8.com/story/32745176/us-money-reserve-ceo-angie-koch-earns-contributor-profile-on-the-huffington-post-blogger-platform
Besides discussing those issues, Diehl will also premiere the new US Gold Report. This report from the US Money Reserve will look at the top reasons for citizens to purchase gold.
By looking at both domestic and international issues, Diehl brings his influence as a former US Mint director to the report. Diehl notes that many people do not understand that gold prices are impacted by different issues that are in the headlines every day.
Diehl hopes that his report will give people the information that they need to make the right decision for themselves. The US Money Reserve hopes to educate people on different forms of wealth protection through precious metals. Gold is seen as a major part of wealth insurance. Purchasing Gold is seen as a great idea for anyone concerned about an unstable marketplace.
The US Money Reserve is one of the country’s largest distributors of US government issued gold, silver, and platinum products. For over 15 years, thousands of clients have used the US Money Reserve to help diversify their assets with precious metals in the form of gold and silver coins.
The US Money Reserve has a diverse team that is equipped to locate different products for metal buyers at multiple levels. The US Money Reserve strives to go beyond regular industry standards to provide excellent customer service. The US Money Reserve hopes to establish a long lasting relationship with all of their customers.
Phillip Diehl is one of the most famous US Mint Directors in history. Diehl has a reputation for being a trustworthy influence on the market due to his experience as the President of one of the World’s largest private distributors of legal tender products. Diehl has been featured in Forbes, CNBC, and The Washington Post, among others.
There are plenty of money making opportunities that one can take on from home. The only thing is that not all of them are equally as lucrative. Therefore, it is important to find one that can earn a lot for the individual. At the same time, it has to be matched to the person’s skill set.
Thanks to the internet, it is easier to find work from home opportunities. The following are the different money making opportunities.
One opportunity is giving opinions. This is not that lucrative of an opportunity because there are not that many of them available for any user. Another opportunity is to get paid to write. While it can potentially earn people tons of money, it takes time for people to build up the clients they need in order to earn a living. Fortunately, there is one opportunity that is going to give people the income they need at a quick rate.
This opportunity is being a wine guide for Traveling Vineyard. This is an easy thing to get into because they are willing to train newcomers so that they can host wine events. The newcomer is going to be assigned a wine guide that will train him. He will show him all of the different aspects of running an event. Once he is ready, then he can run his own events.
One of the best things about Traveling Vineyard and other money making opportunities is that one can choose when he wants to work. The one thing that makes Traveling Vineyard stand out from all of the other opportunities is that there is no limit to how much one can make and when. The other opportunities may allow people to work at anytime, but all of the work will be taken away at a certain time. Traveling Vineyard is the one place that truly has flexibility.
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The RBS Group is one of the best-respected media groups in Brazil with a range of radio, TV, and newspapers published by the Sirotsky family and its current leader, Eduardo Sirotsky Melzer, also known as Duda. For a number of years, Duda Melzer has been cultivating his career in a bid to create a career he can be proud of and would provide the perfect preparation for becoming the leader of the Sirotsky family and a proficient leader of the company established by his grandfather in the 1950s.
Duda Melzer began his preparations for taking control of the RBS Group when he made the decision to switch his career from making investments with Sweet Sweet Way to attend the Harvard School of Business in 2008. The Move to the U.S. has remained close to the heart of Duda Melzer and has seen his work with the eBricks company to back a number of U.S. based technology startups. Following the completion of his MBA at Harvard, Duda Melzer set out to build his media experience in New York by taking up the role of CEO of the new media business, Box Top Media.
Since returning to Brazil and the RBS Group, Duda has become one of the leading entrepreneurs in the world who has created a career based on his ability to identify the latest trends in new technologies. Although many of the investments of the eBricks brand are based in the U.S. this is truly a global company that takes in a range of different investment opportunities that include the largest Online wine retailer in Latin America and the largest Online ad network in the region. 2015’s Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year has led the Sirotsky family to a new level of success on an uncharted global stage.
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JHSF is a leading luxury real estate developer headquartered in Brazil. They have four core business units; residential, shopping malls, airports, and hotels & restaurants. JHSF was established in 1972 and has grown into an international company since its founding. In addition to its locations in São Paulo, Manaus, and Salvador in Brazil it also has offices in Punta del Este in Uruguay and New York and Miami in the United States.
JHSF has four large and luxurious shopping malls that they built and manage. These are Shopping CidadJardim in São Paulo, Shopping Bela Vista in Salvador, Catarina Fashion Outlet in Sao Roque, and Shopping Ponta Negra in Manaus. They are also currently developing CidadeJardim Shops in the Jardins area of São Paulo. Each mall has luxury brand stores such as Prada, Chanel, Hermes, and Burberry.
In New York City, JHSF is building a high-end tower at 815 Fifth Avenue. It will be a 15-story building that has a dozen apartments in it. It will also include luxury retail stores along the street level. The building was designed by Thiery W. Despont who also designed the acclaimed The Woolworth Residences. Click here to know more.
The Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of JHSF is José AuriemoNeto. He rose to being the top executive at JHSF when he was just 27 years old in 2003. Nicknamed Zeko, José AuriemoNeto has been a very successful leader since he took over. He expanded the company’s hotel construction and also took the lead in developing parks that exist alongside the structures they build. It was also his decision to start a construction project in New York and he often stays in a nearby hotel room so that he can keep a close eye on how the building is progressing.
It was José AuriemoNeto who introduced the luxury brands Hermes and Jimmy Choo to Brazil as they opened their first stores in Brazil in JHSF shopping malls after negotiating with him. He has expanded the malls that JHSF manages a number of times and is always on the lookout to add new brands in order to satisfy the malls customers.
Peter Russel is a sixty year old retired banking executive who lost a portion of his jaw to a benign tumor. Due to the skill and expertise of Dr. Cameron Clokie he has regrown seven centimeters of bone. He is one of eight Canadian patients who have undergone a type of bone regeneration changing reconstructive surgery.
Dr. Cameron Clokie practices at the University of Toronto and heads oral and maxillofacial surgery. His new techniques allows bones to grow in the same fashion as in a new baby. The procedure is a milestone in tissue regeneration and researchers are seeing their dream come to life.
Dr, Clokie presented cases in regenerative medicine at a U of T conference and the fact Mr. Russel’s operation only took four hours was amazing. The fact he was skiing two weeks later was astounding. The jaw reconstruction involved the forming of a putty-like gel from a growth protein. Read more: Our Team – Induce Biologics
It was modeled after the missing section Mr. Russel’s jaw shape. With the support of an implanted titanium rod the model was placed into the missing section. After five days blood cells were growing over the model and the gel started to dissolve. The jawbone started growing and closed off the gap.
The technique is effective but incredibly expensive. The protein used comes at a price of $6,000 and is not covered by Medicare. Mr. Russel was lucky to be able to afford the procedure. The protein is called bone morphogenetic protein and also referred to as BMP.
Marshall Urist made the discovery in the 1950’s at the University of California. He spent four years working with Dr. Cameron Clokie and passed away in 2001. The most famous current use was countering bone loss around Dionne Warwick’s teeth. Learn more about Cameron Clokie: https://www.yellowpages.ca/bus/Ontario/Toronto/Dr-Cameron-Clokie/390278.html and https://www.dentevents.com/speaker-profile/dr-cameron–clokie/c12024915
Towards the end of the 1990’s Dr. Clokie wanted BMP tested as a tool for reconstructive jaw surgery. He discovered how much bone was required to make BMP. It took the leg and arm bones of forty cadavers to yield three milligrams. He eventually turned to a U.S. biotech firm capable of producing BMP using the cells in Chinese hamsters. Since then he has been able to perform the procedure on eight patients.