Unveiling the top revenue-generating direct selling companies in the world

Honoring the 2020 Best Places to Work in Direct Selling

Finding out who will claim this year’s coveted Bravo Growth and Bravo Leadership awards







Heidi & Orville Thompson

Co-Founders and Co-CEOs

The perfect balance of rudder and sail, Heidi and Orville partner in leading Scentsy with passion, dedication and commitment to more than 110,000 Independent Consultants, 1,000 employees and the Idaho community they love. What began as a small family business in 2004, run from a shipping container on a sheep farm, has grown into an international fragrance company and direct sales leader.


John Fleming


During his tenure with Avon, and as a consultant, John Fleming set the standard for unwavering dedication and excellence in sharing the direct selling story with professionalism and commitment. He continues to be a strong, supportive voice for the opportunity it provides, and a statesman for the industry. He’s a member of the Direct Selling Association’s Hall of Fame and the Direct Selling Education Foundation’s Circle of Honor, and is the very first recipient of the DSN Bravo Lifetime Achievement Award.



Publisher & Editor in Chief

Todd serves as Publisher and Editor in Chief of Direct Selling News. He has over 25 years of direct selling experience, having previously served in a diverse range of marketing, content development and publishing roles. He was the founding Managing Editor of Success from Home, a newsstand magazine that has served the direct selling community since 2005.


The DSN Global 100 List

The Global 100 List offers a unique perspective on the global impact of the industry. Recognition of these companies is the culmination of months of research and the cooperation of many individuals throughout the world. Wherever possible, the DSN team seeks out public records and documents for publicly traded companies and nearly 80 percent of the DSN Global 100 data is compiled from privately held companies.


Bravo Awards

Each year, select companies are recognized at the event for outstanding achievement and excellence in areas of leadership, highest percentage of revenue growth year-over-year and specialty awards recognizing individuals for their achievements and service in the direct selling channel.


The Direct Selling News Best Places to Work award honors direct selling companies where voices are heard and a culture of teamwork thrives. While each organization has its own story, all feature a common theme of successful employee engagement. At the same time, companies are recognized as a place where people truly love to work. Companies can utilize this insight and feedback to implement programs that further maximize employee satisfaction.


2020 List

DSN Announces 2020 Global 100 List

By R. Todd Eliason | April 1, 2020

Direct Selling News  announced its 2020 Global 100 list of top direct selling companies in the world based on 2019 revenue. The 11th annual DSN Global 100 Celebration will be one for the ages. Since it’s live event in Dallas was cancelled due to the COVID-10 pandemic, DSN presented a special video event on their…

2019 List

Global 100 Ranking

DSN Announces the 2019 Global 100!

By DSN Staff | April 24, 2019

Direct Selling News tonight announced its Global 100 list of top direct selling companies in the world. Since 2004, DSN has been dedicated to telling stories focused on relating the opportunities direct sellers provide to millions of independent business owners around the globe. In 2009, the magazine thought it fitting to further recognize the industry by compiling the…

2018 List

DSN Announces the 2018 Global 100!

By DSN Staff | May 2, 2018

Since 2004 Direct Selling News has been dedicated to telling stories focused on relating the opportunities direct sellers provide to millions of independent business owners around the globe. So it seemed only fitting for DSN to further recognize the industry by compiling a comprehensive list, starting in 2010, of the top direct selling companies in the world.

Global 100 Articles

2020 Global 100 Celebration

By R. Todd Eliason | June 3, 2020

The 11th annual event was one for the ages.  Since the live event of the 11th annual DSN Global 100 Celebration in Dallas was canceled…

Carl Daikeler: Visionary Problem Solver

By Beth Douglass Silcox | June 3, 2020

Beachbody’s Carl Daikeler Earns Bravo Leadership Award. It is 1998 in California. Gyms pop up on every corner, new fitness gadgets fly onto the market,…

Orville & Heidi Thompson: That Scentsy Spirit

By Brittany Glenn | June 3, 2020

2020 Bravo Leadership Award Winners At Scentsy, there is a spacial, hard-to-define quality that characterizes the company’s leaders, consultants and employees. It’s a common spirit…

Medifast/OPTAVIA Celebrates Healthy Habits and Exceptional Growth

By Jenny Vetter | June 3, 2020

OPTAVIA is the running-on-all-cylinders-engine propelling its parent company. As the Medifast/OPTAVIA corporate team gathered on the iconic platform at the New York Stock Exchange to…

36 Direct Selling Companies that Also Deserve Recognition

By R. Todd Eliason | April 6, 2020

On April 1, Direct Selling News published it’s 11th annual ranking  of the top global revenue producing companies. (Click here to view the replay) Inclusion…

Color Street

A Beauty Innovation 30 Years in the Making

By Jenny Vetter | June 1, 2019

One of this year’s Bravo Growth Award Winners is here to revolutionize the modern manicure. Color Street recently received two-fold recognition for the company’s incredible…

Global 100 Celebration

Global 100 Celebration

By Courtney Roush | June 1, 2019

Executives, guests join DSN to honor channel’s best at 10th anniversary Global 100 celebration. The annual DSN Global 100 Celebration recognizes the direct selling channel’s…

Jessica Herrin

Heart Driven Leadership

By Angela E. Soper | June 1, 2019

Jessica Herrin cares about giving women the confidence to earn and learn in a modern way. Jessica Herrin, founder and CEO of San Francisco-based Stella…

DSN Global 100

A Lifetime Of Change In One Decade

By Heather Martin | June 1, 2019

Changes in the global environment for direct selling companies are happening rapidly on all fronts. Shifting consumer expectations, tighter regulations, increasing digital demands and new…

J. Stanley Fredrick

A Lifetime Of Lessons

By Beth Douglass Silcox | June 1, 2019

J. Stanley Fredrick says his secret to his success was being lucky enough to find the direct selling industry. “As a boy from a poor…


Rapid Growth, Radical Product

By Sarah Paulk | June 1, 2019

Josh and Jenna Zwagil of MyDailyChoice/HempWorx feel like 2019 is just the beginning. It took courage and the willingness to think outside of the box…


Welcome to our 10th Annual Global 100 edition!

By R. Todd Eliason | June 1, 2019

Each year, the direct selling news team works with companies around the world on this special project, and it has become our signature research endeavor.…

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