Betsy DeVos

Betsy DeVos


Betsy DeVos is an American entrepreneur, politician, and presently serving as the 11th US Secretary of Education born on January 8, 1958, In Michigan U.S.

Family Background:

She is born to Edgar Prince, was a billionaire American businessman who founded the Prince Corporation, a supplier of automobile parts and Elsa Prince. She has one brother Erik Prince, who had served as an officer of the United States Navy SEALs founded the American private military company Blackwater.

Personal Life:

She married Richard Marvin DeVos Jr. who is famous for Dick DeVos, a businessman who served as CEO of Amway, a multi-level marketing company co-founded by his billionaire father, Richard DeVos. The couple has four children and one grandchild.


She had attended the Holland Christian High School in Michigan and later she had earned a BA degree from Calvin College in Grand Rapids in 1979. 


In 1982, Her journey with the Michigan Republican Party had started and since 1986 she has been elected and serving the party like a local precinct delegate for every two-year term, sixteen times in a row. In 1989, An entrepreneur in her own right and DeVos had co-founded the privately-held investment management firm Windquest Group with her husband Dick DeVos. In 1992, She had become the Republican National Committeewoman for Michigan and held the position till 1997. Until In 1996 She had been inducted as the Chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party. She had resigned from the post in 2000 and had been again re-elected without opposition in 2003. In 2004, The Bush re-election campaign had seen her personally raising funds that amounted to over $150,000. In 2012, She had along with her husband produced the stage play Scandalous: The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson for a Broadway run which however closed in December that year after running for 3 weeks garnering negative reviews. The Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions had held her confirmation hearing on January 17, 2017, which changed into an intense debate with the Democratic senators hurling questions to her. She had given her first extended policy address on March 29, 2017, At the Brookings Institution, On April 11, She had revoked many policy memos issued by her predecessor John King Jr. as also Ted Mitchell during the Obama Administration. 

Betsy DeVos

Unknown Facts:

  • Her full name is Elisabeth Dee DeVos.
  • As a teenager, DeVos had excelled at the breaststroke for the Holland City Recreation Swim Team.

Master Stroke:

  • DeVos supports school vouchers, the use of public money to send children to private schools, including religious schools.

What can we learn from Her??

Like Betsy DeVos, Enjoy your steam because hard work doesn’t guarantee success, but without it, you don’t have a chance.

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