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The billion dollar club

 

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UPDATED: 6/12/2017

 

I wrote this article in July 2015.  Since that date, we have added 4 more network marketing companies to the billion dollar club! 

I’d also like to update the annual sales of each company on the list

 

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Currently, there are 16 network marketing companies that have gross revenues of over $1,000,000,000, for the year of 2014. Does it matter that your company might be amongst these giants of the industry? Of course not. Here’s a link to the top 100 network marketing companies for 2014. See if your company is on the list.

 

Here is a list of all 16 of them.

 

Amway

 

Amway was founded in 1959 by Rich DeVos and Jay Van Andel. Amway distributors sell home care, personal care, makeup and many other types of products. They are a multi-level marketing company. They surpassed the $1,000,000,000 sales mark in the 1980s. In 2016, they reported sales of $9,500,000,000, making them the biggest direct sales/network marketing company in the world. Sales for Amway were down 5.9% from 2013.

 

Avon

 

Avon was founded in 1886 by, David H. McConnell. Previously known as the California Perfume Company, the name Avon was first used in 1929. Avon distributors are selling perfume, makeup, and skin care products. They operate using the direct sales/party plan method. The company reported sales of $6,160,000,000 in 2016. Their sales were down 10.6% from their totals in 2013.

 

Herbalife

 

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Herbalife was founded in 1980, by Mark Hughes. Herbalife distributors are selling weight loss and nutritional products. They are a multi-level marketing company. In 2014, they had sales of $4,470,000,000. Their sales were up 4.2% from their 2013 totals.

 

Vorwerk

 

Vorwerk is a direct sales company that is based in Germany. The company was originally founded by Carl Vorwerk. In 1930, the company decided to employ the direct sales model. They sell vacuum cleaners and home appliances. They reported sales of $4,000,000,000. This is up 5.4% from their 2013 totals.

 

Infinitus

 

Infinitus International is a direct sales company, based in Malaysia. The company was founded in 1888, by Lee Kum Sheung. They offer health care, personal care, skin care and home care products. They reported sales of $3,880,000,000 in 2016. The sales are the same as what they reported in 2013.

 

Mary Kay

 

Mary Kay Cosmetics was founded by Mary Kay Ash, in 1963. They employee the direct sales/home party method of sales. In 2016, they reported $3,700,000,000 in sales. That is up a healthy 11.1% from their totals in 2013.

 

Perfect

 

Perfect is a Chinese network marketing company and had sales of $3,580,000,000 in 2016.

 

Natura

 

The Natura company was founded in 1969, by Luiz Seabra. The company is located in Brazil. In 1974, they switch and adopted the direct sales method. The company sells cosmetics, perfumes, personal and household care products. Their sales were reported at $2,410,000,000 in 2016. Their sales were the same in 2013.

 

Tupperware

 

Tupperware was founded in 1946, by Earl Tupper. Their primary business is storage containers. They use the direct sales/home party plan method of selling the products. They have sales of $2,280,000,000 in 2016. That is down 2.6% from their 2013 sales.

 

Nu Skin

 

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Nu Skin was founded in 1984, by Blake Roney, Steve Lund, Sandie Tillotson, Nedra Roney. They sell skin care products, personal care, and nutraceuticals. They are a multi-level marketing company. They had sales of $2,250,000,000 in 2014. That is a drop of 19.2% from the sales in 2013.

 

Tiens

 

Founded in 1995 by Li Jinyuan, Tiens is a multi-level marketing company. They area based in Tianjin, China. They sell herbal supplements, personal, home, skin and body care products. They had sales of $1,550,000,000 in 2016. This is even with their sales in 2013.

 

Primerica

 

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Primerica was started in 1977, by Art Williams. It was originally named A. L. Williams, but in 1991 the name was changed to Primerica. They specialize in selling insurance products including term life insurance. They had sales of $1,410,000,000 in 2014. This is an increase of 5.5% over their 2013 sales.

 

Ambit Energy

 

Ambit Energy is the brainchild of Jere Thompson, Jr. and Chris Chambless. The company was founded in 2006. They are one of the very fastest companies to surpass the $1 billion mark. They sell or resell natural gas and electricity to homeowners. They are a multi-level marketing company. They had sales of $1,400,000,000 in 2016. This is a stunning 25% increase in sales over their 2013 totals.

 

Oriflame

 

Oriflame was founded in 1967, by a pair of Swedish brothers, Jonas af Jochnick and Robert af Jochnick. The company sells cosmetics and beauty supplies. They are a direct sales company. They had sales of $1,350,000,000, in 2014. This is down 13.8% from their 2013 sales.

 

Belcorp

 

The company was founded in 1968, in Peru. In 1974, the started to use the direct sales/party plan model of selling their products. They are selling products in skin care, fragrances, makeup, body care and hair care. The had sales of $1,200,000,000 in 2016. That is a decline of 28.6% from their reported sales in 2013.

 

Telecom Plus

 

Telecom Plus was founded in 1996 and is located in London, England. They are a multi-level marketing company. The are selling telephone service for home use, mobile phone service as well as gas and electricity. They had sales of $1,100,000,000. This is the same sales that they had in 2013.

 

New Era

 

This is another Chinese company that did $1,160,000,000 in 2016 and they are new to the list since the original writing.

 

Jeunesse

 

Jeunesse is another new company to the list.  They did $1,090,000,000 in sales for 2016.

 

New Avon

 

My understanding of New Avon is that it was a subsidiary of Avon that was sold.  I’ll try to find out more about this “new” company.  They did $1,010,000,000 in 2016.

 

Young Living Essential Oils

 

This is the last of the new companies that have been added to the list of Billion dollar companies.  They did $1,000,000,000 in sales for 2016.

 

 

Who will be the next $1,000,000,000 company? There are 6 companies that have sales of $800,000,000 or more, in 2014. Will one of those be the next giant in the industry?

 

There you have the top 16 top network marketing companies in the world. I’m not endorsing any of them. If you decide that one of these is the right company for you, I’d urge you to do your own due diligence! People do lose money in network marketing and direct sales.

 

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