Comedian John Oliver blasts Multilevel Marketing (MLM) , e.g., Herbalife

Posted 14 November 2016

Multilevel marketing companies claim to be legitimate businesses, but some seem awfully…pyramid shaped. John Oliver and Jaime Camil demonstrate how they work.  

In a 30-minute satire, John Oliver explains why multilevel marketing should be regarded as an “endless chain pyramid” and exposes the gamut of ploys used to trick prospective distributors and minimize government regulation.

The video, which has had more than 5 million YouTube views, ends with the promise that if each viewer sends it to five other people who do the same, it will reach every person on earth in just 14 referral cycles.

A Spanish version has had nearly 1.5 million views.


An equally powerful 6-minute video—How to spot a pyramid scheme should be required viewing for all high school and college students.


Source: Consumer Health Digest #16-42, November 13, 2016

See also, the American Dream Denied: Herbalife Victims Speak Out

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