Our History

For more than 30 years, Herbalife has built upon the vision of its Founder and First Member Mark Hughes (1956–2000) to bring good nutrition and an unrivaled business opportunity to people around the world.


1980 - 1989 | 1990 - 1999 | 2000 - 2009 | 2010 - 2012
1989
Herbalife® opens in Mexico, Spain and Israel.

Herbalife trainings evolve, featurings on-stage appearances by President's Team members.

1988
Herbalife opens in New Zealand.

Herbalife Diet Disc launches.


1987
Herbalife broadcasts live to Australia with simultaneous interpretation in two languages.

Mark Hughes shares his passion about Herbalife during a satellite broadcast shown to millions.


1986
Herbalife goes public, trading on the NASDAQ exchange.

Jim Rohn, internationally noted business philosopher and motivational speaker, teams up with Herbalife.

1st flavored Formula 1 is introduced in Chicago, IL.


1985
Mark Hughes testifies before congress.

Approximately 3,000 Herbalife supporters rally in Washington, D.C., during Senate hearings on weight-loss products.

Herbalife's Medical Advisory Board is established.

Herbalife celebrates its 5th Anniversary.

Mark makes a guest appearance on the Merv Griffin show and talks about Herbalife.

Xtra-Cal® launches.

1984
Herbalife opens its 1st European country, the United Kingdom.

81 Distributors from around the world attend the first international Corporate School in Toronto, Canada.

Herbalife broadcasts 1st satellite program over its own network (HCN), and airs 1st infomercial, introducing Kindermins®

Schizandra Plus launches. Herbalife Moves its headquarters to 9800 S. La Cienega Blvd., Inglewood, CA

1983
Herbalife opens in Australia

The Herbalife Journal becomes a monthly publication received by all Distributors.

Launch of Herbalifeline®.

1982
Herbalife opens in Canada.

Herbalife's first computer system is acquired.


1981
The first President's Workshop is held in January, led by Mark.

Herbalife® skincare and hair products launch.

Herbalife headquarters and warehouse at 5741 Buckingham Heights Parkway, Culver City, CA

1980
Mark Hughes launches Herbalife in Los Angeles, CA, in February 1980, and begins rewriting network marketing history.

Mark sells the original program out of the trunk of his car.

The original Formula 1, Formula 2 and N.R.G. launch.

Herbalife is a Proud Member of the Direct Selling Association and a Signatory to the DSA Code of Ethics


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