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Herbalife History

HerbalifeFor over 24 years, Herbalife's history has reflected extraordinary personal success. From founder, Mark Hughes' original mission to the life-changing Distributor achievements, join us in sharing proud milestones toward helping people live better lives.

The 1980
1980
Mark Hughes launches Herbalife
in February 1980, selling the "original" weight-loss program straight from the trunk of his car!

1982
Herbalife goes international
as it opens in Canada, and dozens more countries will soon follow. Meanwhile, sales are already topping the $2 million mark and climbing.

1986
Herbalife opens trading on the NASDAQ exchange.
Jim Rohn brings his motivational inspiration to the Company, and two new Formula 1 Protein Drink flavors are introduced: Chocolate and Strawberry.

1988
The company expands internationally with breathtaking speed
, so much so that four Extravaganzas take place around the world, including events in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and Canada.

The 1990s
1992
Cutting-edge products launch
and monthly sales soar from $3.1 million to an impressive $21 million!

1994
Mark Hughes unveils the Herbalife Family Foundation*,
a charity dedicated to helping at-risk children around the world look forward to a better future.

1996
Herbalife reaches the $1 billion milestone
and celebrates as its home offices relocate to an office tower in Century City, California.

1998
19 new products launch
at the U.S. Extravaganza in Orlando, Florida, to cheers of thousands in attendance. Herbalife also records its largest production-bonus payout at that time of $16 million.

2000 and beyond...
2000
Herbalife celebrates its 20th anniversary
with a sales force of more than one million independent Distributors marketing over 100 Inner and Outer Nutrition® products in 50 countries.

2003
Herbalife sales exceed $1.8 billion
and still growing in 58 countries around the world. As the Mark Hughes Cellular & Molecular Nutrition Laboratory opens, Herbalife's Scientific and Medical Advisory Boards continue their commitment to quality, safety, scientific research and development... and even more groundbreaking products debut!

2004
Herbalife launches the ShapeWorks™ brand of products
with the participation of world-renowned weight-loss scientists. This revolutionary weight-management program is Herbalife's largest corporate initiative ever, paving the way for unprecedented success.

 

*The Herbalife Family Foundation and the Herbalife International Family Foundation are separate legal entities from Herbalife International, Inc.