Richard DeVos

1926 - 2018

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Richard "Rich" Marvin DeVos Sr. (March 4, 1926 – September 6, 2018) was an American billionaire businessman, co-founder of Amway with Jay Van Andel (company restructured as Alticor in 2000), and owner of the Orlando Magic basketball team. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard DeVos has received more than 1,321,855 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Richard DeVos is the 424th most popular businessperson (down from 353rd in 2019), the 6,850th most popular biography from United States (down from 6,161st in 2019) and the 146th most popular American Businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, Richard DeVos ranks 424 out of 604. Before him are Sam Panopoulos, Andrew Planche, Carl Laemmle Jr., Jerry Yang, Lee Jae-yong, and Samuel Cunard. After him are Shane McMahon, Ana Botín, Mohammed bin Hammam, Joe Sutter, John Elkann, and Robert Ripley.

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Among people born in 1926, Richard DeVos ranks 330Before him are Garret FitzGerald, Heikki Hasu, Fred Ramdat Misier, David Malet Armstrong, Víctor Ugarte, and John Spencer-Churchill, 11th Duke of Marlborough. After him are Walter Lassally, David Tudor, Salahuddin of Selangor, Nel van Vliet, Jorge Enrique Adoum, and Ralph Abernathy. Among people deceased in 2018, Richard DeVos ranks 319Before him are John Julius Norwich, Erika Mahringer, Yvonne Blake, Leo Falcam, Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi, and José Antonio Zaldúa. After him are Shuhrat Abbosov, Ferenc Kósa, Mary Carlisle, Mateja Matevski, Philippe Gondet, and Donald H. Peterson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Richard DeVos ranks 6,850 out of 15,968. Before him are Carol Kaye (1935), Earle Meadows (1913), Oliver Hazard Perry (1785), Jessica Jaymes (1979), Eve Ensler (1953), and George Moscone (1929). After him are Adam Darius (1930), Philip Ahn (1905), John Forsyth (1780), Ben Bova (1932), Ignatius L. Donnelly (1831), and Anna Lee Fisher (1949).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United States

Among businesspeople born in United States, Richard DeVos ranks 146Before him are Henry Clay Frick (1849), Lawrence Roberts (1937), Jared Kushner (1981), Laurene Powell Jobs (1963), Helen Walton (1919), and Carl Laemmle Jr. (1908). After him are Shane McMahon (1970), Joe Sutter (1921), John Elkann (1976), Robert Ripley (1890), John Warnock (1940), and Steve Forbes (1947).