Billionaire Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is busy making sure student debt destroys the future of millions of young people. The last thing she needs to worry about is ordering her servants to retrieve one of her family's 10 yachts that some bad person set adrift.
The yacht, called the SeaQuest, is one of 10 yachts owned by the DeVos family. It sustained between $5,000 and $10,000 worth of damage in scrapes and scratches, police said, from hitting the dock at Huron Boat Basin.
DeVos, who was born into the wealthy Prince family, which runs the Prince Corporation, is married to Richard DeVos Jr., whose family founded multi-level marketing company Amway Corporation. Her brother is private military contractor owner Eric Prince.
The SeaQuest is registered to RDV International Marine, which is located at the same address as RDV Corporation, which manages the DeVos family's wealth.
DeVos has been harshly criticized by public education advocates for her work as secretary of education. In this role, she's slashed student debt relief, rolled back rules designed to help students defrauded by colleges, rescinded protections for transgender students, and stated her support for policies to direct federal funds away from traditional public schools and into charter schools, private schools, religious schools, and online charter education.
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