Adam Milstein is a native of Haifa, Israel in which he was born somewhere in the first half of the 1950s. He, however, spent most of his childhood at Kiryat Motzkin together with the family. In 1971 he was recruited into the Israel Defense Forces and subsequently defended his country in during the Yom Kippur war. Adam Milstein obtained a degree in economics and business from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. He helped his father expand his real estate business in Israel.In 1974, Adam Milstein married Gila Elgrably with whom they had two daughters. Together with their daughters, they moved to the United States in 1981 where he furthered his studies up to 1983 when he obtained a Master’s degree in Business Administration. He then ventured into the field of business as a sales agent at Hager Pacific. Together with Gila, they got a third daughter. Adam Milstein has since made it to the list of the most successful business people in the United States.
He is also a philanthropic figure. His observation inspired Adam Milstein’s philanthropy that there was a need to empower Israelis living in the U.S. to get to understand their Israeli-American identity. Principally because of this observation as well as other issues that were faced by the Jewish people living in the U.S. Adam Milstein and his wife Gila Elgrably cofounded a charity organization that they called Adam and Gila Milstein Foundation. His desire is always to make the relationship between the State of Israel and the U.S. stronger for the benefit of the people of Israel.
The foundation sponsors programs meant to help Jewish citizens and upcoming professionals to connect comprehensively with the state of Israel and understand their identity as Jews. Adam Milstein is also one of the founders of the Israel-American Council. His efforts have been recognized both in Israel his homeland and in the U.S. which is his current country of residence. In 2015, Forbes featured Israel-American Council in the list of the fastest growing American-based Jewish organizations. Adam Milstein’s efforts are bearing fruits, and he is set to be one of the most recognized figures in Israel.
Anyone who has tried to go down the road of becoming an entrepreneur understands the difficulties and struggles that often get in their path to success. One person who understands these struggles and road blocks is a man named Dick DeVos. DeVos has a short message for anyone considering becoming an entrepreneur or anyone who is considered to start a small business and that message is, “be bold. Take the first step today. Smile. Be humble. Work hard. Volunteer. Tutor. The important thing is to make a difference and follow through on your commitments.” Dick DeVos happens to be a very inspirational man and his past endeavors prove that his accomplished are nothing but well deserved.
Dick DeVos began his business adventure in a few different businesses serving executive positions at Amway, the NBA’s Orlando Magic, and The Windquest Group. The Windquest Group is currently the position in which DeVos resides in now. He is actually the president of the Windquest Group. He first serving executive positions at Amway where he served as president between the years 1993-2002. During his time at Amway, he was in charge of company’s operations in 50 countries and six continents. During his time at Amway he also added another business to his list, he became President and CEO of the Orlando Magic in 1991, a role he held for three years.
Dick DeVos has not held his focus completely on his own business career. He is also highly involved in the community and devoted to helping the younger generation succeed and fulfill their own dreams. He developed the Freedom Fund, which awarded more than 4,000 scholarships to underprivileged children in Michigan. DeVos has also written a New York Times best-selling book, “Rediscovering American Values” where he discusses what used to be important when it came to American values, and how the values seem to have fallen by the waist side. It is one of his missions to return these values to the American population so that we can truly succeed in the business and cooperate world.
And do not think that DeVos is all business because he does like to have fun everyone once in a while when he is not grinding away at his work. He is actually a two-time national champion sailor, and enjoy flying jet aircraft and helicopters. He is also a family man and has been married to his wife, Betsy Prince for 35 years and they now have seven children and five grandchildren.