A corporation that basically owns everything in the world of Final Fantasy 7. Run by Rufus Shinra after his daddy was killed by Mr. Sephy. The Epitome of the "evil profit driven" organization. You can compare it easily with gas companies such as Exxon or Mobil.
*Cloud Turns on Midgar Television*
TV: "Chocobo Racing - Brought to you by Shinra!!!!"
Cloud : "WTF??"
TV: "Buy your portable Mako Generator, ON SALE TODAY! Or we will have SOLDIER storm your homes and take away EVERYTHING you hold dear...BUY 1 GET 2 FREE!!"