It's A Wonderful Herbalife
Mark Hughes strides onto the stage at the Orlando Convention Center. Before him is a crowd of some 40,000 wildly cheering fans. Broad-jawed and impeccably groomed, the 43-year-old CEO of Herbalife International Inc. soon has the throng on their feet as he launches into an hour-long tale of how his success was born of tragedy: the death of his mother from a diet pill overdose. "I decided I would spend the rest of my life helping people lose weight and improve their health," he booms. With the fervor of a tent preacher, Hughes goes on to detail how, as a 19-year-old high school dropout, he started out as a door-to-door salesman, making $300 a month but soon wound up becoming a millionaire.
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