Hughes, Mark Reynolds

Hughes, Mark Reynolds
▪ 2001

      American entrepreneur (b. Jan. 1, 1956, Lynwood, Calif.—d. May 21, 2000, Malibu, Calif.), was the founder in 1980 and president of the Los Angeles-based company Herbalife International, Inc., which offered weight-loss, nutritional, and personal-care products and had sales in 1999 of more than $950 million. Hughes, who took the company public in 1986 after battling the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over Herbalife's marketing practices, died following an accidental alcohol and prescription-drug overdose.

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