Multilevel Marketing: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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  • Published on:  Monday, November 7, 2016
  • Multilevel marketing companies claim to be legitimate businesses, but some seem awfully…pyramid shaped. John Oliver and Jaime Camil demonstrate how they work.

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  • business hypnosis and fun

    business hypnosis and fun

     37 minutes ago

    corporate jobs, restaurants, stores, warehouses, all have pyramid formation...are they illegal? CEOs of many companies make bank on those who work under him...

  • Gecolby Wright

    Gecolby Wright

     8 hours ago

    I just dont like Eastern Indians. They get on my damn nerves.

  • Mike Ciulini

    Mike Ciulini

     20 hours ago +2

    Stupid people buy stupid things

  • Young Suit

    Young Suit

     yesterday

    Still pisses me off that this is what they ran as the featured segment right before the election.

  • Harsh Raj Always free

    Harsh Raj Always free

     yesterday +1

    31:10 YES !! YES I AM !!!

  • Arturo Ramiro

    Arturo Ramiro

     2 days ago

    19 M of views. I really wish the best to John Oliver and those echoing his jokes

  • Jeremiah Hughes

    Jeremiah Hughes

     2 days ago +1

    I consider my self an open minded and educated person.
    Last night a friend surprised me by bringing me to a recruitment seminar.

    I am so grateful that I have been able to have this kind of information. So as soon as it began I could realize,
    “..I have heard this before... “ allowing me to see steps past and know what was happening.

    Thank You Last Week Tonight and John, for protecting the people, all people.

  • Siva Raj

    Siva Raj

     2 days ago +1

    I have been circling around a MLM type business with AIA Insurance in Malaysia. I got this clip in my suggestion today...the day I have decided not to go through with it.

  • Rainbow the wind sage

    Rainbow the wind sage

     3 days ago

    I've watched this before, but I came back for the guy saying pyramid backwards.

  • Cassidy Armstrong

    Cassidy Armstrong

     3 days ago +2

    I keep thinking of MLMs as men loving men

  • ETOPS

    ETOPS

     3 days ago +1

    Definitely time to get in on Kyani. The top 9 levels of their pyramid scheme took the “private plane to Heaven” over the weekend. You’ll make triple chocolate black super diamond in no time.

    ...and by Heaven, I meant Hell. Pure Hell.

  • BlueBaron3339

    BlueBaron3339

     4 days ago

    Coal miner's daughter in the U.S.: listens to country music, votes for Trump, and is an easy target for Mary Kay or some dumbass pyramid scheme that will make her dreams come true.
    Coal miner's daughter in the UK: goes to school, gets good grades, gets snubbed by Oxford so she goes to Harvard, serves our country, writing many books. Her name is Fiona Hill.
    If our basic values were not SO FUCKED these companies could not exist.

  • cruiseny26

    cruiseny26

     4 days ago

    Omg Madeline... how could you? Lol

  • rinkumiah

    rinkumiah

     4 days ago +1

    Herbalife is a Pyramid Scheme for those who don’t know.

  • mike askme

    mike askme

     5 days ago

    So there are 9.6k MLM scammers on here who does not want the information of the scam coming to light. A fool and his money are easily parted. Its funny at the end John asks what can we do, the first thing that came to my mind is "Nothing". If people are dumb enough to spend their hard on money on these scams just to recruit other dumb people so they can recruit other dumb people, i say once all the dumb people are recruited and have wasted their money maybe all the dumb folks will commit mass suicide and all the dumb people will be gone.

  • Awkward Italian Girl

    Awkward Italian Girl

     5 days ago

    I’m a sales person for a huge office supply company... it’s set up like a pyramid scheme but I make a large amount of money in a reasonable way! Every business needs office supplies (paper, toner, toilet paper, paper towels, coffee etc.) I don’t purchase the product as stock before I can sell it! I just provide memberships that guarantee discounts on their online orders! I would never risk that

  • Paradise Deyo

    Paradise Deyo

     5 days ago

    Low-level Bernie Madoff scammers with a little touch of " Real American", theatrics. I can remember selling tickets for these rip-off shows via Ticket master. I was constantly reprimanded by management because I kept asking the customer if they were serious about attending? My disbelief had grown to a point where customers somehow thought that a "survey" was required before the purchase of tickets. Damn, the telephone game actually worked. Yet, I really was curious and surprised at the amount of individuals blinded by this scam.

  • EM

    EM

     5 days ago

    I worked at an MLM for a year. Ask me anything

  • Reign Queen

    Reign Queen

     5 days ago

    They need to add Paparazzi jewelry to this list. I see too many friends, family, & classmates going live on my fb timeline. One, has been laid off and used part of her severance package to turn a room in her house into a paparazzi showroom. This is on top of her recruiting all of these ppl and I’m looking at her inventory and I’m like, who is going to buy all of this stuff from you. Everybody is selling it!! I’ve been added to too many paparazzi jewelry groups to see this is a train wreck in progress. It isn’t ironic that a lot of these companies are based out of Utah, the cult utopia of the world. 🤦🏽‍♀️

  • C

    C

     6 days ago

    My dad is into that Herbalife shit..... it ruined his life.