This Malibu mansion was the picture of success for potential Herbalife recruits.
And now, it’s on the market for $8.5 million — no protein drink sales required — The Post can exclusively reveal.
“Herbalife’s afforded me the chance to live the life that I’ve only dreamt possible. And not even— I could never even imagine this,” owner Lori Tartol can be heard saying in a Herbalife promotional video over footage of the pool and backyard.
Herbalife evangelist Lori and her ex-husband, Herbalife board member and shareholder John Tartol, bought the house in 1994 (the house now belongs solely to Lori, records show).
The now-divorced couple are two of Herbalife’s top-producing independent distributors, frequently ranking as part of the “chairman’s club” — the second tier from the top of the organization. The home illustrated their wealth in at least one Herbalife promotional video.
The six-bedroom, seven-and-a-half bathroom home spans 6,200 square feet and comes with fireplaces and a newly remodeled kitchen, according to Realtor.com.
In the video, John can be seen playing piano in the corner of the living room near the kitchen with windows behind him.
Upstairs, the primary bedroom suite has dual bathrooms, dual closets, a sitting room and a private deck, as detailed on Realtor.com.
One of the upstairs rooms was used as Lori’s art studio, according to the video.
The gated 2.3-acre lot has a private terrace with a pool, spa, lawn, garden, palm trees and a three-car garage, according to Realtor.com.
“We probably play a lot more than most parents do,” Lori says over video clips of them playing baseball and swimming in their pool with their children.
Listing broker Cormac O’Herlihy of Sotheby’s International Realty – Malibu – Cross Creek Brokerage did not respond to The Post’s request for comment. Lori, who is an active part of the Herbalife Family Foundation, did not respond to The Post’s request for comment.
The video was re-posted by “Facts about Herbalife,” a website maintained by Bill Ackman-owned investment firm Pershing Square Capital Management, according to CNBC. But it does not appear to have been updated in the past few years.
Ackman famously feuded with Carl Icahn over Herbalife’s legitimacy and prospects before he exited his billion-dollar bet against the company in February 2018, The Post reported at the time.
The company did have to pay a $200 million fine in 2016 for “misleading” distributors, though the investigation did not call the company a “pyramid scheme,” The Post reported.
Herbalife — known for its baked goods, herbal medicine, protein bars, donuts and loaded teas — reported $144.2 million in net income in the second quarter of 2021, according to their investor’s deck.