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How to Earn Money in "Grand Theft Auto V"

Colt is a gamer by day and a writer by night. He is also the owner of three cats and an aging chihuahua.

Comprehensive GTA V Money-Making Guide

Unlike previous games in the series, earning money in Grand Theft Auto V is definitely not as easy. There are many ways to spend your hard-earned cash in this game. Some properties in the game cost an insane amount to purchase, such as the elusive Golf Course, which will cost you $15 million (yes, $150,000,000) in GTA cash! As a comparison, the cheapest property, the Hen House, requires a handsome sum of $80,000.

This comprehensive money-making guide will show you how to earn money in the single-player mode of Grand Theft Auto V, without any cheating involved! I will probably touch on GTA Online in a separate article, as the mechanics are totally different.

Spoilers Ahead!

Like the many ways to spend your dough in GTA V, there are also different ways to earn them—robberies, completing missions, heists (not as profitable as you may think, and I wish there was a way to have customized heists, hopefully in the next GTA game, GTA 6), and the LCN stock market (what this article is mainly about). This article contains a huge number of spoilers, so you can stop reading right now if you do not want parts of the story to be spoilt.

The Stock Assassin

The best way to obtain large amounts of money in GTA V is through investments at the correct time. The key to becoming a billionaire in this game is through the assassination missions, offered by Lester Crest to Franklin throughout the game. The idea is this: assassinating the key personnel of one company will increase the stock value of its competitor. These missions should be done as late as possible into the game to maximize the effect.

Investment 1: Betta Pharmaceuticals

The first mission is the "The Hotel Assassination" mission, where you are tasked to kill Brett Lowry. Before starting this mission, invest all your money into Betta Pharmaceuticals. Sell after it caps on the market, for a 50 to 80 percent profit.

If you are wondering if replaying the mission allows you to repeat this trick over and over again, the answer is no. You can only perform it once and this is the same for all the assassination missions. However, do note you can use and switch between the three characters to buy/sell the stocks.

Investment 2: AUG Augury Insurance

After the previous "Hotel Assassination," invest your money into AUG Augury Insurance. Reminder: You can do this for all three characters. This stock will rise incredibly up to a 100 percent ROI towards the end of the last heist, "The Big Score." According to some players, it appears that destroying vehicles in Los Santos will cause the share price to increase as well. After all, they a provider of automobile insurance.

Investment 3: Debonair Cigarettes

Before undertaking and completing the second mission, The "Redwood Cigarette Assassination," invest all you have in Debonair Cigarettes (its competitor in GTA tobacco business), again for all three main characters. You can sell after it reaches a 70 to 90 percent increase in stock value.

Investment 4: Redwood Cigarettes

After selling your Debonair shares, it's time to invest and buy Redwood shares as soon as you can while the price is still low due to the assassination. Redwood Cigarettes should see a re-bounce in value in just a few in-game days. You can effectively profit twice from a single assassination.

Investment 5: Fruit

Invest your money in Fruit (maker of the Fruit phone in game) before embarking on the "Vice Assassination" mission. After the mission, the stock value of its competitor Facade (FAC) will fall due to the death of its product director which you assassinated. Fruit's stock value should see an increase of about 25 to 50 percent in a few days and you can then sell it. On a quick note, you can probably quickly invest in Facade while its down and sell it when it returns back to normal again.

Investment 6: Vapid

After (note: after) the "Bus Assassination" mission is completed entirely, invest your money into Vapid, an automotive company based on Ford Motor. The concept is the same, buy the Vapid stocks when they fall after the death of their key personnel and sell them again when they re-bounce back to normal after a few in-game days.

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Investment 7: Gold Coast

Invest heavily into Gold Coast before the "Construction Assassination" mission, where you have to kill Enzo Bonelli, a mob boss in the construction business. After completing the mission, the stock value of Gold Coast will increase. Sell it when it reaches about 50 to 80 percent increase (mine topped at 80 percent).

Investment 8: Tinkle

Send a hitchhiker to the Airport in this random event. This investment is not related to any of the assassination missions given by Franklin. Therefore, you can perform this "escort" mission with any of the three main characters.

The hitchhiker can be found on the west coast (Great Ocean Highway) in Banham Canyon on Ineseno Road, right before Chumah. Before completing his escort mission, invest into Tinkle. After he makes it to the airport on time, he will provide you with a stock tip. Immediately invest in it (if you have not done so) and the stock will start to rise to around 33 percent.

Note: Other hitchhikers do not give you any stock tips as rewards.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2013 Geronimo Colt


M138 on October 02, 2015:

Artikel yang sangat berguna, terima kasih admin :))

Kunjungi balik juga ya

N00B on June 04, 2014:

Find a car still the car sell the car

then Dashboard set date to tomorrow then go back to game the sell a car. Keep repeating

gta lover on January 06, 2014:

hi guys I wonder if there is a Glitch to get money and RP i really Need the money, i want to buy an 4***,*** dollars appartment can you help Me i know Only 1 Trick to get money Im gonna share it with you

1- Tell your RICH friend To get a Crappy Car From The streets

2-Tell Him to go customize it With turbo and Other stuff... It can go up to 1000000 Dollars

3- Ask your friend To give you the car so you can sell it at the los custom service and there you have your money But the thing is im really looking for another one message if you have one , sometimes on youtube They Put gta v glitch ( easy to do this cheat you have to buy a Z-type O.o) Sell it and do this... Why Would We want more Money If we have 10000000 so

Hezekiah from Japan on November 07, 2013:

Thanks for the information, I will need to make that cash. However still no online play - at least for Japan versions.

Adith Varghese George from Kochi,Kerala on November 03, 2013:

Great article and this would be useful for all the gamers outside looking for a cheat.

Benetwork from Jakarta,Indonesia on November 03, 2013:

I just think getting real money guys

angryelf from Tennessee on November 01, 2013:

I really want to play this game! This hub is teasing me!

Hezekiah from Japan on November 01, 2013:

I heard that the PC version is due to be release early 2014

Shehryar from Pakistan on October 31, 2013:

i was expecting GTA V in pc but i heard from one of my friend it will not be released on PC is that true ?

Brandon Hart from USA on October 30, 2013:

I have been playing GTA V for a while and I really like it. I waited until the end of the game to finish the assassination missions. I did thins because I got like 33 million from the last mission and I could double that money with just one of the assassination missions. Thanks for the info.

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