How many of these infomercial products are in your home?
Annual revenue: $1 billion
Today, the acne company’s estimated $1 billion annual earnings afford them the benefit of real celebrity endorsers. Jessica Simpson, Britney Spears, P. Diddy, Justin Beiber, and Katy Perry are just some of the names who have earned $2 to $3 million per commercial spot.
Annual revenue: $400 million
Since 2005, the seemingly ageless creator of the hardcore P90X workout DVDs has been reshaping bodies.
3. TOTAL GYM
Total sales: $1 billion
Chuck Norris and former supermodel Christie Brinkley's promotion of the Total Gym exercise system has led to more than $1 billion in sales.
4. GEORGE FOREMAN GRILL
Annual revenue: $202 million
World Heavyweight Champion George Foreman had nothing to do with the conception or design of his world-famous grill. But selling his name to this lean, mean, fat-reducing machine earned him $137.5 million in 1999—which is just a fraction of the company’s net worth.
Annual revenue: $193.9 million
Bowflex—the all-in-one gym system first introduced in 1986 and in 2012 earned 193.9 millon in sales.
6. SHOWTIME ROTISSERIE
Total sales: $1.2 billion
This small rotisserie oven has been the gravy on veteran inventor/pitchman Ron Popeil’s career, with more than 2.5 million units sold.
7. PED EGG
Total sales: approximately $450 million
Ped Egg scrubs away dead skin and calluses and more than 40 million people signed up to try the real thing at home, making this well-priced product (just $10 apiece) one of the industry’s most surprising best-sellers.
Total sales: approximately $400 million
more than 20 million Snuggies have been cuddled up with to date.
9. SWEATIN’ TO THE OLDIES
Total sales: approximately $200 million
in 1980 Richard Simmons was in more than 20 million living rooms around the world and helped viewers aerobicize their way to a healthier life, simply by Sweatin’ to the Oldies.
Total sales: $100 million
Suzanne Somers became the most unlikely of brilliant business minds when she shared the secret to a great pair of legs: this butterfly-shaped exercise device, which promised swoon-worthy results for your thighs, hips, upper arms, breast and chest areas. More than 10 million takers came calling.