Our Founder

Mark Hughes (1956–2000) founded Herbalife in 1980, with the goal of changing the nutritional habits of the world, one person at a time. He shared his vision for success in a passionate and powerful way, resulting in what is now a multibillion-dollar company with dedicated independent Herbalife Distributors in more than 90 countries around the world. Mark created Herbalife Nutrition Foundation (HNF), with the goal of improving children’s lives by helping organizations provide healthy nutrition to vulnerable children. Today, the program helps to provide proper nutrition to over 229,000 children in 59 countries around the globe. HNF also lends support to relief efforts and responds to natural disasters globally.

At Herbalife Nutrition Foundation, we strive to grow our impact and continue carrying out Mark’s vision. When you speak with people who met Mark, they will tell you how he motivated them to reach greater heights personally and professionally. He inspired people from all walks of life through his faith in people’s ability to change lives, starting with their own. Mark Hughes believed that one person can make a difference and that difference is a healthier world.