Roughly $65 Billion (40% of the $167 Billion), was paid directly to distributors via commissions. That’s $5.5 billion a month, or $185 million a day!
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The U.S. was ranked as the top direct selling market in the world with 19 percent of worldwide sales in 2012. Japan came in second with $22.7 billion (14 percent), followed by China at $20.0 billion (12 percent), Brazil at $14.6 billion (9 percent) and South Korea at $13.3 billion (8 percent)Network Marketing and Direct Sales profession hit a new record in 2012 with $167 BILLION in global sales. Source: http://dsa.org/press/press_releases/?fa=view&docID=5830
MOVIES (box office): $10.8 BILLION Source:http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/12/31/box-office-report-2012/
MOVIE INDUSTRY: $80 BILLION Source: http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/2012/how-much-does-hollywood-earn/
MUSIC: $16.5 BILLION Source: http://www.ifpi.org/content/section_resources/dmr2013.html Source: http://thenextweb.com/media/2013/02/26/music-industry-revenues-grew-last-year-for-the-first-time-since-1999-driven-by-digital-sales/
VIDEO GAMES: $67 BILLION Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/johngaudiosi/2012/07/18/new-reports-forecasts-global-video-game-industry-will-reach-82-billion-by-2017/
ORGANIC PRODUCTS: $91 BILLION Source: http://foodbeverage.about.com/b/2012/06/05/natural-and-organic-products-industry-sales-near-91-billion.htm