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What’s Bigger than the GDP of Pakistan and Stars Al Pacino?

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Tags: Mafia in Italy, mafia and GDP, Marcello Mastoianni's hair,

The mafia’s share of Italy’s gross domestic product. From Foreign Policy’s Passport blog: 

According to a recently released annual report by Confesercenti, a major business association in Italy, the four main mafia groups in the country together earn about $126 billion a year (more than Italy's largest companies), amounting to an astonishing 7 percent of Italy's GDP.

The other 93 percent? Marcello Mastroianni’s hair. —Brendan Mackie