Largest criminal organization
Solntsevskaya Bratva
8,500,000,000 US dollar(s)
Russian Federation ()

The largest criminal organization in terms of revenue is the Solntsevskaya Bratva (also known as the Russian Mafia), a organized crime syndicate with its origins in the Solntsevo district of Moscow in the late 1980s. According to estimates published by Fortune magazine in 2014, the Bratva has an annual revenue of $8.5 billion.

The Solntsevskaya Bratva is deeply involved with the international drug trade, particularly in the former Soviet Union and Russia (which consumes an estimated 12% of global herion production). It is also involved in human trafficking, prostitution, white collar crime (such as hacking), and extortion. Powerful members of the organization are closely involved with the Russian government.

According to the same publication, the next largest criminal organizations are the Japanese Yakuza (aka the Yamaguchi Gumi), and the Italian Camorra.