- Name: Betsy DeVos
- Age: 59 years old
- Height: 5ft 7in (171 cm)
- Occupation: Politician
- Net Worth: Billionaire
- Status: Alive
Betsy DeVos is an American politician, entrepreneur, philanthropist and an advocate for children. She’s the chairman of the Windquest Group and former chair of the Michigan Republican Party. She was nominated as Secretary of Education by President-elect Donald Trump in November 2016. DeVos was born Elisabeth Prince on January 8, 1958 in Holland, Michigan. Her parents were Elsa and Edgar Prince. She has three siblings, Emilie, Eileen and Erik. DeVos attended Holland Christian High School followed by Calvin College. She graduated in 1979 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and business administration.
DeVos began her political career in the late 1970s. She volunteered for President Gerald R. Ford in 1976 and served on the Michigan Republican National Committee from 1992 to 1998. DeVos was elected as chairman of the Michigan Republican Party in 1996. She held that office from 1996 to 2000 and from 2003 to 2005. During her tenure, DeVos focused her attention on education choice and reform. She also played important roles in various social, cultural and political campaigns.
In 1989, DeVos and her husband co-founded the Windquest Group. The group invests in a variety of innovative companies ranging from technology to clean energy. The couple also founded the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation in 1989. They’ve supported a number of causes including the American Federation for Children, the West Michigan Aviation Academy and ArtPrize.
Devos was nominated by George W. Bush to serve on the Board of Trustees for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. She held that position from 2004 through 2010. DeVos is a board member of the Philanthropy Roundtable, the Great Lakes Education Project, and the DeVos Institute for Arts Management. She was nominated as Secretary of Education under the Trump administration.
Betsy DeVos is 5ft 7in tall and is of Dutch descent from her father’s side. She married entrepreneur-businessman ‘Dick Devos’ in the 1980s. They have four children, Rick, Elissa, Andrea and Ryan. The DeVos family is worth over $5 billion. The bulk of their fortune comes from the multi-level marketing company, Amway. The parent company Alticor also owns Amway Global and Access Business Group.
Betsy DeVos Age, Birthday, Married
- Birth Name: Elisabeth Prince
- Birthday: January 8, 1958
- How Old : Age: 59 years old
- Place of Birth: Holland, Michigan, United States
- Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
- How Tall : Height: 5ft 7in (171 cm)
- Occupation: Politician, Businesswoman, Philanthropist, Activist
- Net Worth 2017: Billionaire
- Marriage(s): Dick DeVos
- Death-O-Meter: Alive
- Official Site: betsydevos.com