It is the country farthest East of European countries and due to its location, has been an area that many nations have battled to try and control. Being on the Iberian Peninsula and on the Atlantic Ocean, control of Portugal would mean a handy port of entry to import and export from distant lands.
But native Portuguese wanted no other powers in control and in 1128 became an independent country that held a lot of power. In the 16th century, Portugal was considered an empire of power and wealth. Many famous explorers sailed the seas waving the flag of Portugal. In fact, the South American country of Brazil was discovered by Vasco da Gama who sailed with ships and the blessing of the Portuguese royalty.
Portugal is a semi-presidential representative democratic republic and there is a strong atmosphere of entrepreneurship in the country. As such, network marketing… MLM is quite popular in this European nation.
In today’s post, I will share the top 10 MLM companies in Portugal (in my opinion). You may think differently and that is fine. Feel free to share your thoughts and opinions in the comment section at the end.
I will start with #10 and work up to #1. The company website links will also be in the reference section if you would like to see more.
#10: Mary Kay
Headquartered in Addison, Texas and founded by the legendary Mary Kay Ash in 1963, there are many Mary Kay fans, followers and representatives in Portugal.
The various cosmetics can be found in many homes of women throughout the country.
And don’t be surprised if you see a pink Mary Kay car on the streets of Lisbon if you vacation there.
#9: LR Health And Beauty
Headquartered in Ahlen, Germany, LR Health and Beauty was founded in 1985 by Achim Hickmann and Helmut Spikker.
The company manufactures and sells many health and beauty products with a strong presence of Aloe Vera.
Considered a leading MLM company in Europe, LR Health and Beauty has a powerful presence in Portugal where many want to live healthy both physically and financially.
Founded in 1992 by Dr. Myron Wentz, Usana is headquartered in West Valley City, Utah.
Usana manufactures and sells various nutritional supplements, weight loss products and skincare products using a multilevel marketing format.
Usana is a public owned company that has spread out all over the world. There are many successful Usana representatives in Portugal.
#7: Yves Rocher
Headquartered in Rennes, France, Yves Rocher was founded in 1959 by none other than Yves Rocher.
This cosmetic and beauty company is considered superior quality and manages a number of brands that include:
- Daniel Jouvance,
- Dr Pierre Ricaud,
- Isabel Derroisné,
- Petit Bateau,
- and Galérie Noémie
You can find Yves Rocher products all over the world.
#6: Nu Skin
This public-owned MLM company was founded by several entrepreneurs in 1984. Nu Skin offers a wide range of products in personal care and dietary supplements.
Nu Skin is headquartered in Provo, Utah and has spread out all over the world. There are many Nu Skin home based business owners in Portugal and the Nu Skin name is well known and loved in this country.
The sport’s nutrition and weight loss products manufactured and sold by Herbalife representatives are abundant in Portugal.
Founded in 1980 and based in Los Angeles, California, Mark Hughes who founded the MLM company had set goals to be present in every country in the world. Sadly, Mark passed away before he could see his goals flourish, but Herbalife is in many countries and continues to spread.
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One of the top MLM companies in all of Europe, Oriflame is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.
Oriflame has many various products in cosmetics, personal care and even dietary supplements.
You will find Oriflame products being sold all over Portugal.
The company was founded in 1967 by the brothers, Jonas and Robert af Jochnick.
The Amway spirit is strong in Portugal. Top sellers are the Amway cleaning products and also the Nutrilite Vitamins in this European country.
While Amway is headquartered in Ada, Michigan, there is an Amway store in Alfragide, Portugal.
Founded by Richard DeVos and Jay Van Andel in 1959, Amway is probably the largest and most successful MLM company in the world.
While I mentioned that Amway may be the most successful MLM in the world, in terms of direct sales, Avon takes a close running too.
Founded in 1886, Avon was once headquartered in New York City. But the company handed off European business to a new headquarters in London.
Avon representatives sell many personal care products for both male and female household members.
This Wuppertal, Germany based company is known for having some top name brands… Most of which are sold using a MLM business format:
- Bimby is the most popular in Portugal
- Kobold vacuums
- Jafra cosmetics
- and many others
Founded in 1883, Vorwerk is a top company all over Europe.
That is my opinion of the top 10 MLM companies operating in Portugal. What are your thoughts?
If you are considering a home based business, any of these companies would be a great fit.
Please leave all questions and comments below.
Disclaimer: Neither Online MLM Community nor I are affiliated with these MLM companies. This information is provided as a service for your education.
About The Author
Greg Boudonck is a full-time freelance writer and book author. You have probably read many of his articles either ghostwritten or in his name. You can find his books on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and more. Be sure and visit Greg’s website which is LancerLife.com.