Our History

For more than a quarter-century. Herbalife has built upon the vision of our founder, Mark Hughes, to improve the health and financial well-being of people around the world.

1980 - 1989 | 1990 - 1999 | 2000 - 2008 
Herbalife® opens in Mexico and Spain.

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

Herbalife opens in New Zealand.

Herbalife Diet Disc launches.


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.


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.


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.

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

81 Members 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

Herbalife opens in Australia

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

Launch of Herbalifeline®.

Herbalife opens in Canada.

Herbalife's first computer systen is acquired.


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

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.

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