5-hour Energy is an American-made "energy shot" manufactured by Living Essentials LLC. The company was founded by CEO Manoj Bhargava and launched in 2004. In 2004 Manoj Bhargava's company, Living Essentials LLC, launched a product called "5-Hour Energy". By 2012, retail sales had grown to an estimated $1 billion. With more than 3 billion* bottles of 5-hour ENERGY® shots sold worldwide, 5-hour Energy the Number 1 Energy Shot Brand in the USA for the past decade– that is about one million shots consumed a day!.