Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2012
Organization [Abstract]  

1. Organization

Herbalife Ltd., a Cayman Islands exempt limited liability company, or Herbalife, was incorporated on April 4, 2002. Herbalife Ltd. (and together with its subsidiaries, the “Company”) is a leading global nutrition company that sells weight management, nutritional supplements, energy, sports & fitness products and personal care products utilizing network marketing distribution. As of March 31, 2012, the Company sold its products through a network of 2.8 million independent distributors. In China, the Company currently sells its products through retail stores, sales representatives, sales officers and independent service providers. The Company reports revenue in six geographic regions: North America; Mexico; South and Central America; EMEA, which consists of Europe, the Middle East and Africa; Asia Pacific (excluding China); and China.