Betsy DeVos was born on January 8, 1958, and is 61 years old. She is a businessman, philanthropist, and activist from the United States who is currently the Minister of Education of the United States. Devos is a member of the Republican Party. She was a member of the Republican National Committee for Michigan in the period 1992-1997 and served as Chair of the Republic of Michigan Party for the period 1996-2000, and was later re-elected in 2003, serving until 2005.
DeVos is also a board member of the Foundation for Excellence in Education and has served as Chair of the Alliance for School Choice Board and the Acton Institute and headed the political action committee of All Children Matter.
DeVos is married to Dick DeVos, former CEO of the tiered marketing company Amway, and son-in-law of billionaire and one of Amway’s founders, Richard DeVos. Her younger brother, Erik Prince, a former Navy SEAL officer, is the founder of Blackwater USA. DeVos is the daughter of Edgar Prince, founder of Prince Corporation.
On November 23, 2016, President-elect Donald Trump announced that he would nominate DeVos as Minister of Education in his government. On January 31, 2017, after strong opposition to her nomination from the Democratic Party, and citing issues raised during DeVos’ testimony, the United States Senate Committee for Health, Education, Labor and Retired approved his candidacy, then the committee sent her nomination to the Senate floor.
On February 7, 2017, DeVos’s candidacy was confirmed by the Senate with 51-50 approval, Vice President Mike Pence helped support the nomination of Devos by choosing to agree to avoid the results of the senator’s agreement.
Real Name: Elisabeth Dee DeVos
Born on: January 8, 1958
Age: 59 years old
Education: Calvin College
Political Party: Republican
Husband: Dick DeVos
Net Worth: $1+ billion USD