Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Flipboard 0 There are an astounding 1.8 billion black market jobs globally—and the total U.S. illicit trade value is $625.63 billion. Some of the biggest markets for illegal items include body parts, exotic pets and animals, drugs, sperm and crude oil. The average value of a liver is $157,000—and a human body, on average, goes for $551,473. Kidneys make up a full 75 percent of global illicit organ trade. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 10,000 illegal surgeries involving organs takes place every year. There’s also a massive market for exotic pets—a real, live tiger can go for $50,000, while a gorilla can fetch $400,000. In the United States, there are more than five million people who abuse narcotic painkillers. Oxycodone and other prescription drugs are among the most abused drugs. There were 4,048 deaths due to prescription drug abuse in 2010. Strict DEA regulations force many people to get their drugs from the black market. You might be surprised to learn that there’s a large global black market for sperm. Sperm banks across the country quickly ran dry. With no legitimate source for sperm, people turned to the black market, but the black market gives no guarantee that the sperm is safe or STD free. To learn more about what sells on the black market, check out the full infographic by Finance Degree Center. Twitter Tweet Facebook Share Email This article was written for Business 2 Community by Kane Pepi.Learn how to publish your content on B2C Author: Kane Pepi Kane Pepi is an experienced financial and cryptocurrency writer with over 2,000+ published articles, guides, and market insights in the public domain. Expert niche subjects include asset valuation and analysis, portfolio management, and the prevention of financial crime. Kane is particularly skilled in explaining complex financial topics in a user-friendlyView full profile ›More by this author:VoIP Basics: Everything Beginners Should Know!Bitcoin Investment, Trading & Mining: The Ultimate Guide for BeginnersIs This a Better Way to Set Your 2020 Goals and Resolutions?