Kyäni Compensation Plan

If we were to liken Kyäni’s U.S. income disclosure statement to an Alaskan phenomenon, in keeping with the company’s theme, it’d be the iceberg. Because like an iceberg, it’s what you don’t see that matters most.

What does the single-page statement keep hidden? Plenty. For starters, it only outlines the earnings of a quarter of active distributors — defined as active because they made at least one purchase from Sept. 2014 to Aug. 2015 — and (surprise!) it’s the top-earning quarter. What did the “bottom” 75 percent, i.e., the vast majority of Kyäni distributors, make during the same period? crunched the numbers and found that nearly 70 percent of distributors (active and inactive) on average grossed nothing or close to nothing ($10). Factoring in expenses such as product costs, a majority of distributors lost money. Behold, the bleak breakdown:

These findings contrast with how Kyäni pitches its “business opportunity” to prospective recruits — to say the least. In one introductory video posted on the video-sharing website Dailymotion, an Australian-sounding voiceover implies that Kyäni distributors can reasonably expect to eventually be making six figures on the job:

The average Kyäni Diamond makes $13,118 per month, which amounts to more than $150,000 per year. That would put you in the top 5 percent of U.S. household income, earning more than the average lawyer, dentist or IT manager. … This kind of financial freedom is not only attainable, it’s well within reach.

Well within reach? Really? Not according to the company’s own income disclosure statement that says less than 1 percent of Kyäni distributors on average grossed more than $100,000 annually (a percentage that, in truth, is closer to 0 than 1). As previously noted, the reality is that most Kyäni distributors end up losing money. Generally speaking, “average lawyers, dentists or IT managers” need not worry about making more with Kyäni.