Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Document and Entity Information

Document and Entity Information (USD $)
In Millions, except Share data, unless otherwise specified
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2011
Feb. 15, 2012
Jun. 30, 2010
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]      
Entity Registrant Name HERBALIFE LTD.    
Entity Central Index Key 0001180262    
Document Type 10-K    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2011    
Amendment Flag true    
Amendment Description EXPLANATORY NOTE - This Amendment No. 1 to the Annual Report on Form 10-K/A of Herbalife Ltd. (the "Company") for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011 is being filed solely to furnish the XBRL exhibits noted in the Exhibit Index hereto as furnished, not filed, herewith, which were incomplete in the initial filing of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K on February 21, 2012 (the "Original Filing") due to an XBRL processing error. This amendment does not otherwise change or update the disclosure set forth in the Original Filing or otherwise reflect events occurring after the date thereof.    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2011    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer Yes    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer    
Entity Public Float     $ 5,688
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   116,273,652