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Resource ID: #26814
Subject: Media
Source: Al Jazeera America
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Date: October 14, 2014

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This Al Jazeera series shows that although pyramid schemes are illegal in the United States, multilevel marketing companies are not. We investigate some of the biggest MLM companies that specifically target and exploit vulnerable populations, such as youth. In the first part of the series, we demonstrate how one company profits by promising desperate & indebted teenagers an economic revolution when in reality the company's CEO made $12 million in 2013, 7,500 times more than a majority of its young distributors who made under $2 thousand that year on average.

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