Life can be a bit funny sometimes and a bit weird. Have you ever noticed how entertainers, celebrities, or professional athletes get all of the credit as well as exposure? Have you ever noticed that people who do great things for man-kind always get overlooked? These special beings actually bring solutions to the table, but 90% of them will never become a household name. This is the case with Eric Pulier whom has an extensive resume of success that spans across many different industries. The guy is literally a genius (in-a-sense) as he has used advanced technology to solve issues within many different business sectors. Here’s a little background of the guy who’s said to be a “jack of all trades.”
- Founder & Owner of His Very Own Restaurant/Night Club
- Guest Speaker
- And many more
Eric Pulier can take the smallest of idea and turn it into a reality. He’s attended two of the most prestigious higher educational facilities in the nation being MIT and Harvard University. His love for the technology field is stronger than most others and he’s invested hundreds of thousands of dollars into start-up companies whom have gone on to be a success themselves. There just isn’t anything he can’t do. Mr. Pulier has also invested into many Venture Capital Funds such as eCompanies, Trident Capital, and Monitor Ventures just to name a few. How many other individuals have done as much as he has in such a short period of time.
Having such a huge heart for helping others has given him the title of “Philanthropist.” Pulier just has a knack for increasing the moral of people whom are defeated (in-a-sense). In 2010 he was chosen as the top billed nominee at the “U.S. Doctors For Africa” Event in New York City and he’s won a host of other awards similar in nature. He may be not be well known or even a household name, but Eric Pulier is a true American Innovator.
Betsy DeVos has been a front runner in educational reforms movement. She recently spoke about her involvement in the educational reform and school choice to Philanthropy. Mrs. DeVos expressed her optimism about the growth of the movement as there are over 250,000 students who are currently attending 33 public funded private-choice programs in the District of Columbia and in 17 states. She said that no particular incidence drew her into the program as it was more of a gradual thing. They just witnessed the sacrifice that parents at Potter’s House Christian School went through in order to pay their tuition. She and her husband started supporting individual students and this grew into a movement. This led to the growth of their commitment to help parents especially from low-income families. She also spoke about her involvement with the AFC to teach the public about the need to make a great educational choice.
About the Life and Charity Work of Dick DeVos
Dick DeVos is a businessman and entrepreneur from the state of Michigan. He is the eldest son to Richard DeVos Sr. who co-founded the Amway Corporation with Jay Van Andel. The Amway Corporation is a network level sales company that distributes its health, personal care and household products via dealers. The dealers then recruit second level dealers who also in turn recruit the third level dealers. The last level is usually the consumers who are the final users of the products that pass through the product chain. Dick started working for Amway Corporation back in 1974 and held various positions before becoming the Vice President in 1984 to oversee its operations in the 18 countries that the company operated in.
In 1989, he left to start his own venture, Windquest Group, which manufactures and markets closet and storage organizers. He managed the NBA’s Orlando Magic Basketball Franchise following his appointment in 1991 by his father. He then returned in 1993 to Amway Corporation succeeding his father. Dick DeVos is involved in philanthropy and he is the Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation president. He started this foundation based in Grand Rapids area with his wife Betsy and it has donated lots of money to artistic, civil, community, free-market economic organizations and educational institutions since 1990. Potter’s Christian School is one of the beneficiaries of the many thousands of dollars contributed. The Foundation also supports Arts funding like ArtPrize, free-market economics and scholarships for MA, MBA or MS for students from Developing Nations at Thunderbird School of Global Management.