NEW FRONTIER: Vietnam is the latest frontier for Nu Skin, which has stormed through Asia, racking up huge profits despite regulatory scrutiny over its marketing practices and the efficacy of its anti-aging products.
HOW IT WORKS: The Utah company set up in Vietnam in August, a time of stuttering economic growth. It markets its goods via a network of independent distributors who earn a commission on the volume they sell.
CAVEAT EMPTOR: Nu Skin's website warns that the business is not a "get rich quick program," but that hasn't deterred potential recruits in a country where the average income is about $3,000 a year.
- Nu Skin