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Dick DeVos’ Passion for Business

Dick DeVos is an American businessman as well as entrepreneur who has been dedicated to helping his family company of Amway Corporation continue to grow. Amway Corporation was founded by Richard DeVos, the father of Dick DeVos as the result of not only his love for business, but also as a result of Richard DeVos wishing to continue to the DeVos family legacy. Over the past years, thanks to Dick DeVos‘ involvement with the company, the company is now a multi billion dollar company. Dick DeVos has grown his as well as his family’s net wort to equate to around 5.1 billion dollars. Dick DeVos was even featured on Forbes’ magazine as the 67th richest individual in the world. With his immense wealth, Dick DeVos wants to continue spreading wealth to his community.

Dick DeVos and his wife, Betsy are firm believers that success as well as wealth should not be kept for self-interest, but should instead be shared with the entirety of their loved ones. In this particular case, Dick DeVos loves his community that he grew up in Grans Rapids, Michigan. Dick DeVos, over the years has given constant and large donations to organizations in his community that deal with the free market, religious, art, as well as education. Dick DeVos believes that the best way to spread wealth in a community is to raise the overall human capital through education.

Dick DeVos’ love for giving back as well as his love for business has been inherited by his father, an individual that shared the exact same principles. Dick DeVos’ respect for his father is especially noticeable due to his lifelong dedication to the company that started when he was a child. Dick DeVos even demonstrated his dedication to his father’s company when he earned a degree in business management with the intent of helping to build the company even further and to continue spreading the family legacy.

Dick DeVos is not only a businessman, but is also a dedicated philanthropist. Over the years, Dick DeVos has wished to spend more time being involved with philanthropy and has put business aside. In recent news, Dick DeVos has selected his new predecessor which is someone he can specifically depend on. This predecessor is named Phil Dolci and has over 23 years worth of marketing as well as leadership experience. Dick DeVos is excited to watch Phil Dolci begin where he left off.

Google Algorithm Used to Determine Number of Zika Virus Cases in Venezuela

The outbreak of the Zika virus has many around the world very concerned. While most news reports have focused on Brazil, experts like Dr. Manuel Gonzalez say that the outbreak in Venezuela may be even worse, according to an article posted via America’s Quarterly. While the government says there may be 4,700 cases in the country, the watchdog group Observatorio Venezolano de la Salud says there may be up to 700,000 people who have contacted the virus. The organization has not counted the cases. Instead, it uses a complex Google algorithm to measure what residents are saying in social media posts.

The organization says that the number may seem high. It is in line, however, with numbers released on Linked In by other Latin America governments. While in Brazil there are about 1.5 million cases, Columbia reports 72,000 cases.
The government admits that they have seen 800 cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome in the country where medicine and basic medical equipment is extremely rare. Since this syndrome is seen in about 1 in 100 cases worldwide, the number that the organization came up with is very realistic. While most countries release a Weekly Health Bulletin, the Venezuelan government refuses to do so making getting current and correct information very difficult.
The organization hopes that their work on the algorithm can assist other countries.