generally make more money than people at the entry level jobs, the difference is that those at the bottom are not paying those at the top the way they do in MLM. Furthermore, people at the bottom of a company are paid something for their labor.
MLM is not a business. It is a scheme designed to redistribute money from gullible souls at the bottom to the crooks at the top. Most members of an MLM are not business partners, but customers, paying for the privilege to purchase overpriced, often worthless goods.