Top 10 Fiscally Well-Endowed Terror Groups

#10-IRA

Total annual income: $50 million

Fund Sources: Smuggling of Cigarettes and Ransom

Affected Area: Northern  Ireland

#9 – Laskar-e-Taiba

Total annual income: $75 million

Fund Sources:  Charity and Welfare Fund

Affected Area: Afghanistan, India, Pakistan

#8 – Palestinian Islamic Jihad

Total annual income: $100 million

Fund Source: Undisclosed 

Affected Area: Yemenn

#7 – Kata’ib

Total annual income: $150 million

Fund Sources : Abductions and Ransom

Affected Area:  Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain

#6 – PKK

Total annual income: $180 million

Fund Sources : Human Trafficking, Pirating of tobacco and Cigarette

Affected Area: Kurdish diaspora across Europe  

#5 – ISIS

Total annual income: $200 million

Fund Sources : Taxes, Ransom, Protection fees and Robberie

Affected Area: Iraq and Syria

#4 – Al-Qaeda

Total annual income: $300 million

Fund Sources-Illegal trade of drugs, Weapons, Kidnapping and Ransom

Affected Area : Libya, Algeria, Ivory Coast, Mali, Nigeria, Tunisia and Burkina Faso

#3 – Hama

Total annual income: $700 million

Fund Sources:  Trade of drugs, Illegal Mining, Ransom for hostages  & Donations. 

Affected Area: Palestine and Israel

#2 -Taliban

Total annual income: $800 million

Fund Sources:  Trade of drugs, Illegal Mining, Ransom for hostages  & Donations. 

Affected Area: Afghanistan and Northern Pakistan

#1-Hizballah

Total annual Income – $1.1 billion

Fund Sources:  Money Laundering, forgery, Weapons trade, smuggling, Trading of drug

Affected Area: South America, Africa, Europe, Middle East