Direct Selling News unveiled on Wednesday the sixth annual DSN Global 100, an exclusive ranking of the top revenue-generating companies in direct selling.
The DSN Global 100 is a collective effort to show the impact and potential of the $178.5 billion direct selling industry. The 2015 list, featured in the June issue of Direct Selling News magazine, represents aggregate revenue of more than $82 billion from companies based in 14 countries.
“The DSN Global 100 ranking is more than a list of who’s who and what was accomplished in terms of revenue for the prior year,” said John Fleming, Publisher and Editor in Chief of Direct Selling News. “By doing the research and publishing such a list, we spotlight the contributions that the top direct selling companies are making in communities and economies around the world.”
For the third consecutive year, Ada, Michigan-based Amway claimed the No. 1 rank, with $10.8 billion in revenue. Avon, Herbalife, Mary Kay and Vorwerk rounded out the top five on this year’s list.
For 2015, DSN introduced a new subset of the Global 100: the North America 50. As its name implies, the North America 50 ranks the most significant players in one of the world’s largest direct selling markets.
The annual event honoring the Global 100 companies took place Wednesday in Dallas. During the dinner and awards ceremony, DSN also presented its Bravo Awards for excellence. Cosmetics brand Mary Kay Inc. was honored with the Bravo Growth Award for its extraordinary $400 million growth in 2014. Jere Thompson Jr., Co-Founder and CEO of Ambit Energy and keynote speaker for the evening, received the Bravo Leadership Award for leading his employees, consultants and stakeholders to more than $1 billion in revenue in only seven years.