Jabba Desilijic Tiure was one of the most powerful crime lords in the galaxy during the time of the Galactic Civil War.
Jabba gained both his fortune and his massive criminal empire through working with the rest of his species in the Hutt Cartel for years. He eventually set up the main hub of his criminal empire on the desert planet of Tatooine at some point before the outbreak of the Clone Wars. Years later, during the Galactic Civil War, Jabba would begin to benefit from the growing conflict between the Galactic Empire and the Alliance to Restore the Republic by slowly expanding his territories with the aid of bounty hunters, such as Boba Fett.
In 0 BBY, Jabba briefly fired Boba Fett from his employment after he insulted him for being to overweight. Despite this, Jabba would go on to re-hire Fett after he and his partner, Danson, managed to recapture a MagnaGuard that attempted to escape work in Jabba's criminal empire. During this, Jabba also briefly worked with the Empire in their efforts to try and hunt down Danson, who was considered a traitor to the Galactic Empire. Jabba proceded to answer a few questions regarding Danson from Imperial Commander Alpha-12 before they left to continue their mission.