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June 04, 2015

DSN Global 100

2015 Profiles


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IN THIS ISSUE:

51. Viridian Energy

North America 50: 29

2014 Net Sales: $328 million
Country: USA

Viridian is a socially responsible energy company offering customers the opportunity to make a difference by choosing affordable, alternative clean energy solutions for their homes and businesses. The company offers natural gas, electricity services and affordable solar power.

  • 2013 Rank: 45
  • 2013 Net Sales: $267 million
  • Sales Method: Person-to-person
  • Compensation Structure: Multi-level
  • Products: Energy
  • Markets: 1
  • Salespeople: 22,508
  • Employees: 249
  • Headquarters: Stamford, Connecticut
  • Executive: Michael Fallquist
  • Year Founded: 2009
  • Stock Symbol: N/A
  • Website: www.viridian.com

52. LG Household & Health Care

2014 Net Sales: $321 million
Country: South Korea

LG Household & Health Care began in 1947 with domestically manufactured cosmetics and toothpastes. It has expanded to one of Korea’s foremost companies, offering a variety of household goods, beverages, skincare solutions for men and women, and cosmetics.

  • 2013 Rank: 55
  • 2013 Net Sales: $215 million
  • Sales Method: Not available
  • Compensation Structure: Not available
  • Products: Personal care, home care, cosmetics
  • Markets: 5
  • Salespeople: Not available
  • Employees: 2,745
  • Headquarters: Seoul, South Korea
  • Executive: Suk Cha
  • Year Founded: 1947
  • Stock Symbol: 051900—SEO
  • Website: www.lgcare.com

53. Menard Cosmetics Japan

2014 Net Sales: $313 million
Country: Japan

Menard Cosmetics is one of the largest cosmetics brands in Japan. The company focuses on premium brand cosmetics and high-quality customer services, “seeking true beauty” in daily living. Menard works to ensure products that are safe, effective and potent for customers.

  • 2013 Rank: 48
  • 2013 Net Sales: $255 million
  • Sales Method: Person-to-person
  • Compensation Structure: Multi-level
  • Products: Cosmetics, skincare, body care, fragrances
  • Markets: 28
  • Salespeople: Not available
  • Employees: Not available
  • Headquarters: Nagoya, Japan
  • Executive: Not available
  • Year Founded: 1959
  • Stock Symbol: N/A
  • Website: www.menard-cosmetics.com

53. Naturally Plus Co. Ltd.

2014 Net Sales: $313 million
Country: Japan

Naturally Plus was established in Tokyo, Japan based on the corporate mission of enhancing wellness in the global community. This ideal is supported by a company-wide commitment to product integrity, opportunity integrity and cultural integrity. Products include nutritional supplements SUPER LUTEIN and PARAMYLON ARX.

  • 2013 Rank: 63
  • 2013 Net Sales: $199 million
  • Sales Method: Person-to-person
  • Compensation Structure: Multi-level
  • Products: Wellness
  • Markets: 9
  • Salespeople: 300,000+
  • Employees: 400
  • Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan
  • Executive: Takaaki Nagoshi
  • Year Founded: 1999
  • Stock Symbol: N/A
  • Website: www.naturally-plus.com

53. PM-International AG

2014 Net Sales: $313 millon
Country: Germany

PM-International is a family-run company whose core focus remains on developing efficient nutrition and quality cosmetics. The company has been named one of Germany’s Top 100 innovative companies 12 times in a row.  The company’s Fitline products were utilized by 33 medal winners in the Winter Olympic Games 2014.

  • 2013 Rank: 43
  • 2013 Net Sales: $284 million
  • Sales Method: Person-to-person
  • Compensation Structure: Multi-level
  • Products: Cosmetics, personal care, food and beverage, wellness
  • Markets: 35
  • Salespeople: 150,000
  • Employees: 449
  • Headquarters: Speyer, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
  • Executive: Rolf Sorg
  • Year Founded: 1993
  • Stock Symbol: N/A
  • Website: www.pm-international.com

56. Plexus Worldwide Inc.

North America 50: 30

2014 Net Sales: $310 million
Country: USA

Plexus Worldwide is committed to providing life-changing products and a unique and rewarding business opportunity that help open the door to personal success and financial freedom. The company focuses on healthy solutions for weight loss, increased energy and better overall health.

  • 2013 Rank: 76
  • 2013 Net Sales: $160 million
  • Sales Method: Person-to-person
  • Compensation Structure: Multi-level
  • Products: Health & wellness
  • Markets: 4
  • Salespeople: 212,000
  • Employees: 190
  • Headquarters: Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Executive: Tarl Robinson
  • Year Founded: 2008
  • Stock Symbol: N/A
  • Website: www.plexusworldwide.com

57. LR Health & Beauty Systems GmbH

2014 Net Sales: $303 million
Country: German

LR Health & Beauty Systems is one of Europe’s leading direct sales enterprises for cosmetic and nutrition products. The company’s values of passion, trust and responsibility underscore its strategies and programs. A scientific advisory board supports internal experts in the development of products with premium raw ingredients.

  • 2013 Rank: 40
  • 2013 Net Sales: $323 million
  • Sales Method: Person-to-person
  • Compensation Structure: Multi-level
  • Products: Cosmetics, personal care, wellness
  • Markets: 30
  • Salespeople: 300,000
  • Employees: 1,000
  • Headquarters: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
  • Executive: Patrick Sostmann
  • Year Founded: 1985
  • Stock Symbol: N/A
  • Website: www.lrworld.com

58. Tianjin Sun Hope Health Care Co. Ltd.

2014 Net Sales: $288 million
Country: China

Founded by Chen Shangji and Zheng Zhuyu, Sun Hope is devoted to “spreading beauty and health” through preventive medicine. The company’s four main product lines are SUN HOPE healthy care products; SUN HOPE skincare products; SUN HOPE household products; and SUN HOPE personal cleaning products.

  • 2013 Rank: N/A
  • 2013 Net Sales: N/A
  • Sales Method: Person-to-person
  • Compensation Structure: Multi-level
  • Products: Dietary supplements, skincare, personal care, cleaning
  • Markets: 3
  • Salespeople: Not available
  • Employees: Not available
  • Headquarters: Tianjin, China
  • Executive: Chen Minjun
  • Year Founded: 1965
  • Stock Symbol: N/A
  • Website: www.sunhope.cn.en

59. Naris Cosmetics Co. Ltd.

2014 Net Sales: $282 million
Country: Japan

Naris is a cosmetics manufacturer with door-to-door sales operations delivering high-quality skincare products to customers. Naris beauty advisers are equipped with Naris’ original and sophisticated aesthetic technical skills and a line of cosmetics developed to maintain healthy skin.

  • 2013 Rank: 57
  • 2013 Net Sales: $214 million
  • Sales Method: Person-to-person
  • Compensation Structure: Multi-level
  • Products: Cosmetics, skincare
  • Markets: 11
  • Salespeople: Not available
  • Employees: 642
  • Headquarters: Osaka, Japan
  • Executive: Hiroyoshi Muraoka
  • Year Founded: 1932
  • Stock Symbol: N/A
  • Website: www.naris.co.jp

60. Charle Corp. Ltd.

2014 Net Sales: $250 million
Country: Japan

Charle Corp. is a Japan-based company principally engaged in the wholesale of women’s undergarments and lingerie. The company also creates and sells cosmetics, toiletries and wellness products. The company utilizes the home party setting.

  • 2013 Rank: 58
  • 2013 Net Sales: $208 million
  • Sales Method: Party plan
  • Compensation Structure: Multi-level
  • Products: Clothing, cosmetics
  • Markets: Not available
  • Salespeople: Not available
  • Employees: 322
  • Headquarters: Kobe, Japan
  • Executive: Kazuyoshi Okuhira
  • Year Founded: 1975
  • Stock Symbol: TYO: 9885
  • Website: www.charle.co.jp

60. Origami Owl

North America 50: 31

2014 Net Sales: $250 million
Country: USA

Origami Owl is a fast-growing national social selling company that was founded in 2010 by then 14-year-old Bella Weems, who created a line of meaningful, customizable jewelry, including its signature Living Lockets.

  • 2013 Rank: 50
  • 2013 Net Sales: $233 million
  • Sales Method: Party plan
  • Compensation Structure: Multi-level
  • Products: Jewelry
  • Markets: 1
  • Salespeople: 62,500
  • Employees: 397
  • Headquarters: Chandler, Arizona
  • Executives: Chrissy Weems and Tricia Chiodo
  • Year Founded: 2010
  • Stock Symbol: N/A
  • Website: www.origamiowl.com

62. Family Heritage Life Insurance Company of America

North America 50: 32

2014 Net Sales: $237 million
Country: USA

Family Heritage Life is a provider of life and supplemental health insurance products to American families. The company markets cancer, heart, accident, hospital indemnity and life insurance products. Family Heritage has won awards for its sales and customer service departments and overall workplace.

  • 2013 Rank: 66
  • 2013 Net Sales: $192 million
  • Sales Method: Person-to-person
  • Compensation Structure: Single-level
  • Products: Insurance services
  • Markets: 1
  • Salespeople: 785
  • Employees: 113
  • Headquarters: Cleveland, Ohio
  • Executive: Howard Lewis
  • Year Founded: 1989
  • Stock Symbol: TMK—NYSE
  • Website: www.familyheritagelife.com

63. Southwestern

North America 50: 33

2014 Net Sales: $235 million
Country: USA

Southwestern is the oldest direct selling company in the United States. The company has 10 divisions, including Southwestern Advantage, which helps college students run their own businesses during their summer breaks to offset their educational expenses.

  • 2013 Rank: 49
  • 2013 Net Sales: $253 million
  • Sales Method: Person-to-person
  • Compensation Structure: Single-level
  • Products: Family-oriented educational reference books and software
  • Markets: 2
  • Salespeople: 2,000
  • Employees: 849
  • Headquarters: Nashville, Tennessee
  • Executive: Henry Bedford
  • Year Founded: 1855
  • Stock Symbol: N/A
  • Website: www.southwestern.com

64. Japan Life Co. Ltd.

2014 Net Sales: $229 million
Country: Japan

Japan Life products, which focus on the relief of stress, anxiety and aging concerns, include magnetic therapy devices as well as beauty-care products and nutritional supplements. Founded 40 years ago, the company seeks to improve the products and resources of alternative medicine to promote healthier lifestyles and enhanced wellness principles.

  • 2013 Rank: 67
  • 2013 Net Sales: $188 million
  • Sales Method: Person-to-person
  • Compensation Structure: Not available
  • Products: Magnetic therapy devices, skincare, cosmetics, nutritional supplements
  • Markets: 9
  • Salespeople: Not available
  • Employees: 1,357
  • Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan
  • Executive: Takayoshi Yamaguchi
  • Year Founded: 1975
  • Stock Symbol: N/A
  • Website: www.japanlife-net.co.jp

65. Longrich (Jiangsu Longliqi)

2014 Net Sales: $224 million
Country: China

Longrich is a China-based manufacturer and seller of cosmetics, personal care, and health and wellness. The company focuses on developing products that blend science and nature.

  • 2013 Rank: 42
  • 2013 Net Sales: $292 million
  • Sales Method: Person-to-person
  • Compensation Structure: Multi-level and single-level
  • Products: Cosmetics, personal care, wellness
  • Markets: 2
  • Salespeople: Not available
  • Employees: 200
  • Headquarters: Changshu, China
  • Executive: Not available
  • Year Founded: 1985
  • Stock Symbol: N/A
  • Website: www.longliqi.com

66. Pro-Health Co. Ltd. (Bao Jian)

2014 Net Sales: $221 million
Country: China

Pro-Health is a Hong Kong-invested company mainly engaged in the research and development, production, and marketing of healthcare and wellness products.

  • 2013 Rank: 60
  • 2013 Net Sales: $204 million
  • Sales Method: Person-to-person
  • Compensation Structure: Multi-level
  • Products: Health food, skincare
  • Markets: Not available
  • Salespeople: 30,000
  • Employees: 500
  • Headquarters: Beijing, China
  • Executive: Wu Xuecheng
  • Year Founded: 2007
  • Stock Symbol: N/A
  • Website: www.baojian.com

67. LifeVantage Corp.

North America 50: 34

2014 Net Sales: $214 million
Country: USA

LifeVantage provides health products to people of the world who care deeply about healthy living and, for the entrepreneurial spirit, the opportunity to build a sustainable business in a community of like-minded people. The company focuses on science-based nutraceuticals and also offers a canine health product.

  • 2013 Rank: 58
  • 2013 Net Sales: $208 million
  • Sales Method: Person-to-person
  • Compensation Structure: Multi-level
  • Products: Healthy & wellness
  • Markets: 5
  • Salespeople: Not available
  • Employees: 247
  • Headquarters: Sandy, Utah
  • Executive: Darren Jensen
  • Year Founded: 2003
  • Stock Symbol: LFVN—NASDAQ
  • Website: www.lifevantage.com

67. Organo Gold

North America 50: 34

2014 Net Sales: $214 million
Country: Canada

Organo Gold is a direct selling company with the focus of improving people’s health and wealth and bringing more balance into their lives through the power of 100 percent Organic Ganoderma and its inclusion in a wide variety of items. Products include coffee and tea, nutraceuticals, soaps and toothpaste.

  • 2013 Rank: 55
  • 2013 Net Sales: $215 million
  • Sales Method: Person-to-person
  • Compensation Structure: Multi-level
  • Products: Personal care, food and beverage
  • Markets: 26
  • Salespeople: 150,000
  • Employees: 115
  • Headquarters: Richmond, B.C., Canada
  • Executive: Bernard Chua
  • Year Founded: 2008
  • Stock Symbol: N/A
  • Website: www.organogold.com

69. Take Shape For Life

North America 50: 36

2014 Net Sales: $206 million
Country: USA

Take Shape For Life is a unique program that combines the personalized support of a Health Coach, the Habits of Health, and the clinically proven Medifast Meals. Take Shape For Life is a wholly owned subsidiary of publicly traded Medifast Inc.

  • 2013 Rank: 52
  • 2013 Net Sales: $229 million
  • Sales Method: Person-to-person
  • Compensation Structure: Multi-level
  • Products: Health & wellness
  • Markets: 1
  • Salespeople: 16,500
  • Employees: 550
  • Headquarters: Owings Mills, Maryland
  • Executive: Mona Ameli
  • Year Founded: 2002
  • Stock Symbol: MED—NYSE
  • Website: www.tsfl.com

70. Maruko Co. Ltd.

2014 Net Sales: $205 million
Country: Japan

Maruko was founded in China in 1978. Its products include lingerie, body-shaping underwear, cosmetics, and health foods. The company also supports philanthropic efforts under the corporate philosophy “to contribute as a group to society.”

  • 2013 Rank: N/A
  • 2013 Net Sales: N/A
  • Sales Method: Person-to-person
  • Compensation Structure: Not available
  • Products: Women’s clothing, cosmetics, health foods
  • Markets: 1
  • Salespeople: Not available
  • Employees: 2,262
  • Headquarters: Osaka, Japan
  • Executive: Hidefumi Asakura
  • Year Founded: 1978
  • Stock Symbol: N/A
  • Website: www.maruko.com/en

71. Diana Co. Ltd.

2014 Net Sales: $204 million
Country: Japan

Diana Co. focuses on helping women be beautiful through nutritional supplements, lingerie and cosmetics. It also supports women’s finances and personal development through business opportunities and training.

  • 2013 Rank: 73
  • 2013 Net Sales: $166 million
  • Sales Method: Person-to-person
  • Compensation Structure: Single-level
  • Products: Lingerie, beauty, wellness
  • Markets: 1
  • Salespeople: 170,000
  • Employees: 218
  • Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan
  • Executive: Tokuda Takamitsu
  • Year Founded: 1986
  • Stock Symbol: N/A
  • Website: www.diana.co.jp

72. Vemma Nutrition Co.

North America 50: 37

2014 Net Sales: $201 million
Country: USA

Founded by BK Boreyko and his two sisters, Karen and Lauren, Vemma specializes in premium liquid nutrition. The Vemma brands include the clinically studied Verve healthy energy drink and Vemma Bod-e®, a transformational weight-loss line. The company also maintains a strong charitable commitment to helping children through its foundation.

  • 2013 Rank: 53
  • 2013 Net Sales: $221 million
  • Sales Method: Person-to-person
  • Compensation Structure: Multi-level
  • Products: Wellness, food and beverage
  • Markets: 51
  • Salespeople: 145,348
  • Employees: 118
  • Headquarters: Tempe, Arizona
  • Executive: BK Boreyko
  • Year Founded: 2004
  • Stock Symbol: N/A
  • Website: www.vemma.com

73. Mannatech Inc.

North America 50: 38

2014 Net Sales: $190 million
Country: USA

Mannatech Incorporated develops high-quality health, weight and fitness, and skincare products that are based on the foundation of nutritional science and development standards. Mannatech is dedicated to its platform of Social Entrepreneurship based on the foundation of promoting, aiding and optimizing nutrition where it is needed most around the world.

  • 2013 Rank: 70
  • 2013 Net Sales: $177 million
  • Sales Method: Person-to-person
  • Compensation Structure: Multi-level
  • Products: Cosmetics, personal care, wellness
  • Markets: 24
  • Salespeople: 230,000
  • Employees: 270
  • Headquarters: Coppell, Texas
  • Executive: Robert Sinnott
  • Year Founded: 1993
  • Stock Symbol: MTEX—NASDAQ
  • Website: www.mannatech.com

74. BearCere’ Ju Co. Ltd.

2014 Net Sales: $185 million
Country: Japan

Also known as Berusere–ju, this company uses herbal and aromatherapy along with cellular technology to rejuvenate and beautify without artificial or engineered additives.

  • 2013 Rank: 73
  • 2013 Net Sales: $166 million
  • Sales Method: Not available
  • Compensation Structure: Not available
  • Products: Cosmetics, personal care, health and wellness
  • Markets: 3
  • Salespeople: 250,000
  • Employees: N/A
  • Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan
  • Executive: Not available
  • Year Founded: 1992
  • Stock Symbol: N/A
  • Website: www.bearcereju.co.jp

75. Hy Cite Enterprises

North America 50: 39

2014 Net Sales: $178 million
Country: USA

Hy Cite Enterprises is a family-owned direct seller of cookware, water filtration, juicers and other kitchen products. The company markets its own brands of cookware—Royal Prestige, NutraEase and Kitchen Charm, which is aimed at the bridal market—along with supporting products.

  • 2013 Rank: 75
  • 2013 Net Sales: $164 million
  • Sales Method: Person-to-person
  • Compensation Structure: Multi-level
  • Products: Home décor, kitchenware, appliances
  • Markets: 21
  • Salespeople: 19,065
  • Employees: 645
  • Headquarters: Madison, Wisconsin
  • Executive: Erik S. Johnson
  • Year Founded: 1959
  • Stock Symbol: N/A
  • Website: www.hycite.com

76. CUTCO/Vector Marketing Corp.

North America 50: 40

2014 Net Sales: $165 million
Country: USA

CUTCO is the largest manufacturer of kitchen cutlery in the United States and Canada. The company manufactures and markets high-quality kitchen knives, utensils, flatware, cookware and sporting knives, along with other accessories. The products are backed by a forever guarantee.

  • 2013 Rank: 61
  • 2013 Net Sales: $200 million
  • Sales Method: Person-to-person
  • Compensation Structure: Single-level
  • Products: Home care, kitchenware and appliances
  • Markets: 4
  • Salespeople: 65,000
  • Employees: 759
  • Headquarters: Olean, New York
  • Executive: James E. Stitt
  • Year Founded: 1949
  • Stock Symbol: N/A
  • Website: www.cutco.com

77. Princess House Inc.

North America 50: 41

2014 Net Sales: $161 million
Country: USA

Princess House is a premier direct selling company dedicated to empowering people to start flexible, home-based businesses through the sale of superior quality kitchen and entertaining products. The company’s primary line is made up of four cookware options: classic, nonstick, tri-ply stainless steel, and cast iron, along with baking and tabletop items.

  • 2013 Rank: 77
  • 2013 Net Sales: $154 million
  • Sales Method: Party plan and group sales
  • Compensation Structure: Multi-level
  • Products: Cookware, kitchenware, home decor
  • Markets: 1
  • Salespeople: 37,300
  • Employees: 217
  • Headquarters: Taunton, Massachusetts
  • Executive: Connie Tang
  • Year Founded: 1963
  • Stock Symbol: N/A
  • Website: www.princesshouse.com

78. AnRan Nanometer Industry Development Co. Ltd.

2014 Net Sales: $160 million
Country: China

AnRan is a Hong Kong-based company specializing in nanometer level micro-biochemistry.  Nanotechnology is the study of tiny particles and their inclusion in fabrics, cosmetics and other products.  AnRan’s nutritional, skincare, and personal-care products are the result of this scientific research.

  • 2013 Rank: N/A
  • 2013 Net Sales: N/A
  • Sales Method: Person-to-person
  • Compensation Structure: Not available
  • Products: Cosmetics, cleaning products, kitchenware
  • Markets: 1
  • Salespeople: Not available
  • Employees: Not available
  • Headquarters: Shandong Province, China
  • Executive: Liu Run Dong
  • Year Founded: 2005
  • Stock Symbol: N/A
  • Website: en.hongkonganran.com

79. Koyo-sha

2014 Net Sales: $145 million
Country: Japan

Koyo-sha is part of the Goyang Company of Japan. Its products include cosmetics, bath products, nutritional supplements, medical devices, detergents and personal care. The company offers products for whole body well-being, including a large range of massage equipment.

  • 2013 Rank: 80
  • 2013 Net Sales: $141 million
  • Sales Method: Person-to-person
  • Compensation Structure: Multi-level
  • Products: Nutritional supplements, cosmetics, personal care
  • Markets: 1
  • Salespeople: 300,000
  • Employees: 150
  • Headquarters: Gife, Japan
  • Executive: Not available
  • Year Founded: 1975
  • Stock Symbol: N/A
  • Website: Not available

79. SEACRET Direct

North America 50: 42

2014 Net Sales: $145 million
Country: USA

SEACRET Direct is an international skincare company whose products are manufactured by one of the world’s leading cosmetics brands. SEACRET’s products are demonstrable and yield immediate results that one can see and feel. Products are made using a combination of Dead Sea Minerals and the latest scientific technologies in the skincare world.

  • 2013 Rank: 95
  • 2013 Net Sales: $71 million
  • Sales Method: Person-to-person
  • Compensation Structure: Multi-level
  • Products: Cosmetics, personal care
  • Markets: 9
  • Salespeople: 50,000
  • Employees: 200
  • Headquarters: Phoenix, Arizona
  • Executive: Izhak Ben Shabat
  • Year Founded: 2011
  • Stock Symbol: N/A
  • Website: www.seacretspa.com

81. Youngevity International Inc.

North America 50: 43

2014 Net Sales: $134 million
Country: USA

Youngevity International Inc. features a versatile product offering. Through an acquisition strategy, the company now offers more than 1,000 products in four categories: health & wellness, beauty & care, food & beverage, and home & family. In addition, the company offers energy services.

  • 2013 Rank: 89
  • 2013 Net Sales: $86 million
  • Sales Method: Person-to-person
  • Compensation Structure: Multi-level
  • Products: Cosmetics, personal care, wellness, memory books, ladies clothing, jewelry
  • Markets: 9
  • Salespeople: 125,000
  • Employees: 210
  • Headquarters: Chula Vista, California
  • Executive: Steve Wallach
  • Year Founded: 1997
  • Stock Symbol: OTCQX—YGYI
  • Website: www.youngevity.com

82. NHT Global (Natural Health Trends Corp.)

North America 50: 44

2014 Net Sales: $125 million
Country: USA

NHT Global is an international direct-selling and e-commerce company dedicated to creating wellness traditions and offering a lasting business opportunity to its members and customers. The company sells and distributes its high-quality wellness and personal-care products in more than 40 countries around the world.

  • 2013 Rank: N/A
  • 2013 Net Sales: N/A
  • Sales Method: Person-to-person
  • Compensation Structure: Multi-level
  • Products: Cosmetics, personal care, wellness
  • Markets: 40+
  • Salespeople: 54,355
  • Employees: 113
  • Headquarters: Dallas, Texas
  • Executive: Chris T. Sharng
  • Year Founded: 2001
  • Stock Symbol: NHTC—NASDAQ
  • Website: www.nhtglobal.com

83. Arsoa Honsha Corp.

2014 Net Sales: $118 million
Country: Japan

Arsoa Honsha products are developed around the company’s own philosophy and three pillars of good health: heart, body and skin. Natural ingredients are a prime focus. The company researches, develops and markets products that include skin care, cosmetics, health foods and water purifiers.

  • 2013 Rank: 85
  • 2013 Net Sales: $96 million
  • Sales Method: Not available
  • Compensation Structure: Not available
  • Products: Cosmetics, nutritional supplements
  • Markets: 3
  • Salespeople: Not available
  • Employees: 290
  • Headquarters: Yamanashi, Japan
  • Executive: Not available
  • Year Founded: 1998
  • Stock Symbol: N/A
  • Website: www.arsoa.co.jp

84. 5Linx Enterprises Inc.

North America 50: 45

2014 Net Sales: $109 million
Country: USA

5LINX offers essential products and services people use every day. The company distributes its products and services through a network of dedicated independent marketing representatives who provide customers with the latest in telecommunications products, energy (gas and electric), and many other products and services for the home and business.

  • 2013 Rank: 84
  • 2013 Net Sales: $112 million
  • Sales Method: Person-to-person
  • Compensation Structure: Multi-level
  • Products: Essential services
  • Markets: 2
  • Salespeople: 90,000
  • Employees: 240
  • Headquarters: Rochester, New York
  • Executive: Craig Jerabeck
  • Year Founded: 2001
  • Stock Symbol: N/A
  • Website: www.5linx.com

84. CVSL Inc.

North America 50: 45

2014 Net Sales: $109 million
Country: USA

CVSL Inc. is a growing family of eight direct selling companies that operates in 40 countries and sells in nine different product categories. Each company in the CVSL family maintains its own identity, brand and culture. Products include home care, home décor, paper products, nutritionals and food.

  • 2013 Rank: 99
  • 2013 Net Sales: $65 million
  • Sales Method: Party plan and group sales
  • Compensation Structure: Multi-level
  • Products: Cosmetics, personal care, food and beverage, home décor, kitchenware and appliances, home care, wellness
  • Markets: 40
  • Salespeople: 40,000
  • Employees: 40
  • Headquarters: Dallas, Texas and Luzern Switzerland
  • Executive: John Rochon
  • Year Founded: 2012
  • Stock Symbol: CVSL—OTCQX
  • Website: www.cvsl.us.com

86. Akasuka

2014 Net Sales: $102 million
Country: Japan

  • 2013 Rank: N/A
  • 2013 Net Sales: N/A
  • Sales Method: Person-to-person
  • Compensation Structure: Not available
  • Products: Not available
  • Markets: Not available
  • Salespeople: Not available
  • Employees: Not available
  • Headquarters: Japan
  • Executive: Not available
  • Year Founded: Not available
  • Stock Symbol: N/A
  • Website: Not available

86. Kelt

2014 Net Sales: $102 million
Country: China

Kelti is a subsidiary of Ti Internatinal Group. Its core products include HEALTHONE InsBalance.

  • 2013 Rank: N/A
  • 2013 Net Sales: N/A
  • Sales Method: Person-to-person
  • Compensation Structure: Not available
  • Products: Cosmetics, nutritional products
  • Markets: 1
  • Salespeople: 1,000,000
  • Employees: 500
  • Headquarters: Shanghai. China
  • Executive: Hu Xiaobo
  • Year Founded: 1989
  • Stock Symbol: N/A
  • Website: www.kelti.com.cn

88. Chandeal Co. Ltd.

2014 Net Sales: $89 million
Country: Japan

Chandeal is an undergarment company that began in the early 1980s in Japan. The company’s major product line includes the Shanderu line of shapewear body products.

  • 2013 Rank: 94
  • 2013 Net Sales: $72 million
  • Sales Method: Person-to-person
  • Compensation Structure: Not available
  • Products: Lingerie
  • Markets: 1
  • Salespeople: Not available
  • Employees: Not available
  • Headquarters: Nara, Japan
  • Executive: Yasuhisa Kawamura
  • Year Founded: 1985
  • Stock Symbol: N/A
  • Website: www.chandeal.co.jp

89. Ion Cosmetics

2014 Net Sales: $88 million
Country: Japan

Ion Cosmetics products incorporate moisturizing agents and 16 different natural mineral ions from hot springs to keep skin beautiful and healthy. Products include hair care, lotions, skincare solutions for acne and dry skin, as well as cosmetics.

  • 2013 Rank: 97
  • 2013 Net Sales: $70 million
  • Sales Method: Person-to-person
  • Compensation Structure: Not available
  • Products: Skincare, cosmetics, personal care
  • Markets: 1
  • Salespeople: Not available
  • Employees: Not available
  • Headquarters: Osaka, Japan
  • Executive: Susumu Kawabata
  • Year Founded: 1977
  • Stock Symbol: N/A
  • Website: www.ion-cosmetics.jp

90. Golden Sun

2014 Net Sales: $83 million
Country: China

Golden Sun is a subsidiary of Xiamen Goldensun Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. It operates in six provinces throughout China.

  • 2013 Rank: N/A
  • 2013 Net Sales: N/A
  • Sales Method: Person-to-person
  • Compensation Structure: Not available
  • Products: Nutritional products
  • Markets: 1
  • Salespeople: Not available
  • Employees: Not available
  • Headquarters: Fujian Province, China
  • Executive: Not available
  • Year Founded: Not available
  • Stock Symbol: N/A
  • Website: www.jinri.com.cn

91. Ten Fu Tenmax

2014 Net Sales: $80 million
Country: China

Ten Fu Tenmax uses biotechnology to extract the beneficial elements of tea for use in skincare and nutritional products. Products include such items as fish oil, probiotics, anti-acne spray and moisture creams.

  • 2013 Rank: N/A
  • 2013 Net Sales: N/A
  • Sales Method: Person-to-person
  • Compensation Structure: Not available
  • Products: Health care, skincare, personal care
  • Markets: 1
  • Salespeople: Not available
  • Employees: 5,400
  • Headquarters: Xiamen City, China
  • Executive: Lin Boqi
  • Year Founded: 2013
  • Stock Symbol: 6868
  • Website: en.tenfutenmax.com

92. Vision International People Group

2014 Net Sales: $79 million
Country: Cyprus

Vision International People Group is a global networking community that offers a wide range of high-quality, effective and natural healthcare products. The company’s philosophy is that health is the highest value attainable, and is based on the belief that health is the harmony between a person’s physical state, spiritual welfare, intellectual purposefulness and social equity, which can be obtained by leading a high quality of life.

  • 2013 Rank: 85
  • 2013 Net Sales: $96 million
  • Sales Method: Person-to-person
  • Compensation Structure: Multi-level
  • Products: Wellness
  • Markets: 20
  • Salespeople: 120,000
  • Employees: 380
  • Headquarters: Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Executive: Dmitry Buriak
  • Year Founded: 1996
  • Stock Symbol: N/A
  • Website: www.vipgroup.net

93. Kasly Ju (Jinshi Ju)

2014 Net Sales: $75 million
Country: China

Kasly Ju is a subsidiary of Tasly Group of China, which manufactures healthcare products, functional foods, and health management products. Products include protein powders, nutritional supplements, teas and beauty products. The company’s mission is to “share the joy of health with all.”

  • 2013 Rank: N/A
  • 2013 Net Sales: N/A
  • Sales Method: Person-to-person
  • Compensation Structure: Not available
  • Products: Nutritional products, cosmetics, personal care
  • Markets: 1
  • Salespeople: Not available
  • Employees: Not available
  • Headquarters: Tianjin, China
  • Executive: Not available
  • Year Founded: 1994
  • Stock Symbol: N/A
  • Website: www.kaslyju.com

93. Nefful International Holdings Pte Ltd

2014 Net Sales: $75 million
Country: Singapore

Founded by Hisami Kamijo, Nefful’s early years included intensive, in-house research and development that led to a product line of premium quality undergarments with unique body-shaping features. In 1979, the company introduced its Nefflon product line—garments, bedding and accessories that employ negative ion technology to enhance good health, increase vitality and improve focus.

  • 2013 Rank: 88
  • 2013 Net Sales: $94 million
  • Sales Method: Person-to-person
  • Compensation Structure: Multi-level
  • Products: Clothing and accessories, cosmetics, personal care
  • Markets: 5
  • Salespeople: 520,000
  • Employees: 102
  • Headquarters: Singapore, Singapore
  • Executive: Toshiya Kamijo
  • Year Founded: 2014
  • Stock Symbol: N/A
  • Website: www.nefful.com.sg

95. ARIIX

North America 50: 47

2014 Net Sales: $73 million
Country: USA

ARIIX markets multiple high-quality brands through entrepreneur networks around the globe. The company focuses on the latest research in nutritional science. Current product lines include weight management, nutritional supplements and air purifiers.

  • 2013 Rank: N/A
  • 2013 Net Sales: N/A
  • Sales Method: Person-to-person
  • Compensation Structure: Multi-level
  • Products: Health & wellness
  • Markets: 13
  • Salespeople: 36,000
  • Employees: 125
  • Headquarters: Bountiful, Utah
  • Executives: Dr. Fred Cooper and Mark Wilson
  • Year Founded: 2011
  • Stock Symbol: N/A
  • Website: www.ariix.com

95. Nature Care

2014 Net Sales: $73 million
Country: Japan

  • 2013 Rank: N/A
  • 2013 Net Sales: N/A
  • Sales Method: Person-to-person
  • Compensation Structure: Not available
  • Products: Not available
  • Markets: Not available
  • Salespeople: Not available
  • Employees: Not available
  • Headquarters: Not available
  • Executive: Not available
  • Year Founded: Not available
  • Stock Symbol: Not available
  • Website: Not available

97. Immunotec Inc.

North America 50: 48

2014 Net Sales: $72 million
Country: Canada

Immunotec provides high-quality, scientifically based nutrition and wellness products that enhance quality of life and performance. The company empowers people to share an exceptional network marketing opportunity that is accessible to everyone.

  • 2013 Rank: N/A
  • 2013 Net Sales: N/A
  • Sales Method: Person-to-person
  • Compensation Structure: Multi-level
  • Products: Health & wellness
  • Markets: 5
  • Salespeople: 99,854
  • Employees: 115
  • Headquarters: Vaudreuil-Dorion,
    Quebec, Canada
  • Executive: Charles L. Orr
  • Year Founded: 1996
  • Stock Symbol: CVE: IMM
  • Website: www.immunotec.com

98. ASEA

North America 50: 49

2014 Net Sales: $70 million
Country: USA

Harnessing science, ASEA offers products that utilize molecules native to the human body that enhance vital cellular functions. ASEA’s patented redox signaling technology boosts the body’s natural cellular renewal and communication process, improving total body health and allowing every system of the body to function better.

  • 2013 Rank: N/A
  • 2013 Net Sales: N/A
  • Sales Method: Person-to-person
  • Compensation Structure: Multi-level
  • Products: Health & wellness
  • Markets: 25
  • Salespeople: 33,822
  • Employees: 110
  • Headquarters: Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Executive: Charles F. Funke
  • Year Founded: 2010
  • Stock Symbol: N/A
  • Website: www.asea.net

99. Zurvita

North America 50: 50

2014 Net Sales: $69 million
Country: USA

Zurvita is a leading-edge marketing company leveraging the power of word-of-mouth advertising and the Internet to create the next-generation home business opportunity. The company offers health and wellness products, including Zeal, a natural nutritional drink.

  • 2013 Rank: 100
  • 2013 Net Sales: $63 million
  • Sales Method: Person-to-person
  • Compensation Structure: Multi-level
  • Products: Health & wellness
  • Markets: Not available
  • Salespeople: Not available
  • Employees:  N/A
  • Headquarters: Houston, Texas
  • Executive: Mark Jarvis
  • Year Founded: 2007
  • Stock Symbol: ZRVT—OTCQX
  • Website: www.zurvita.com

100. Kleeneze

2014 Net Sales: $63 million
Country: UK

Kleeneze was founded in 1923 as a catalog sales and direct selling company marketing home-care products. The product line has expanded through the years to include beauty products, kitchenware, small electricals and personal care.

  • 2013 Rank: 92
  • 2013 Net Sales: $76 million
  • Sales Method: Person-to-person
  • Compensation Structure: Multi-level
  • Products: Household, health and beauty items
  • Markets: 2
  • Salespeople: 10,000
  • Employees: 68
  • Headquarters: Lancashire, England
  • Executive: Lisa Burke
  • Year Founded: 1923
  • Stock Symbol: N/A
  • Website: www.kleeneze.co.uk

The following companies submitted an RCF after the deadline for completing the DSN Global 100 ranking.


FuXion Biotech SAC
2014 Net Sales: $80 million
Country: Peru

FuXion Biotech integrates the millenary tradition of our South American cultures of origin and top biotechnology that we call nutraceutical fusion to produce healthy soft drinks, smoothies and herbal teas.

  • 2013 Rank: N/A
  • 2013 Net Sales: N/A
  • Sales Method: Person-to-person
  • Compensation Structure: multi-level
  • Products: Health & wellness
  • Markets: 14
  • Salespeople: 30,000
  • Employees: 300
  • Headquarters: Peru
  • Executive: Álvaro Zúñiga Benavides
  • Year Founded: 2009
  • Stock Symbol: N/A
  • Website: www.fuxion.net

Stemtech International Inc.
2014 Net Sales: $66 million
Country: USA

Stemtech is The Stem Cell Nutrition Company®, a pioneer in stem cell science that has demonstrated that adult stem cells function as the natural renewal system of the body. Its products enhance and support the work of the body's stem cells by releasing more stem cells, helping them to circulate and perform their daily function of renewal for optimal health.

  • 2013 Rank: N/A
  • 2013 Net Sales: N/A
  • Sales Method: Person-to-person; online
  • Compensation Structure: multi-level
  • Products: Health & wellness
  • Markets: 31
  • Salespeople: 69,456
  • Employees: 200
  • Headquarters: Pembroke Pines, Florida
  • Executive: Ray C. Carter Jr.
  • Year Founded: 2005
  • Stock Symbol: N/A
  • Website: www.stemtech.com

The following companies are believed to be among the largest direct selling companies in the world; however, reliable financial information was not available for the international companies and the DSN Revenue Certification Form was not received from the domestic companies:

Aerus Holdings Inc. (USA); Ardyss International (USA); Bofrost (Germany); Cambridge Weight Plan (UK); Deesse (Switzerland); doT