GTA 5 Best Ways To Make Money [Top 5 Ways]

GTA 5 Best Ways To Make Money
Michael counting the money we'll never get

How To Become A Billionaire in GTA 5?

Money makes the world go round and Rockstar has implemented this universal fact in their games all too well. GTA 5 is all about deadly guns, superfast hypercars, spacious mansions and much more! The game became one of the most popular games of all time. Mainly because of its realism factor and just like reality, you need dough for living a luxurious life. There are many ways to earn cash in GTA 5 but we must understand why cash is an important factor to fully enjoy GTA 5.


What Is Money Used For And Why Is It Important In GTA 5?

GTA has always been about earning absurd amounts of dollars and spending it on weird shit. You can buy extremely cool race cars, military vehicles, mansions, yachts, helicopters, jets and even TANKS! Sure, you can jack cars from the streets but some of the rare and exclusive supercars are only available to purchase and are not commonly found on the roads.

Earning money in GTA 5 is not a difficult task, it’s quite fun actually. Today I’ll present the top 5 ways to earn money in GTA 5, but before that, a disclaimer for those single digit IQ gamers out there.

DISCLAIMER: Although GTA 5 seems pretty fun and ways to earn money in the game are pretty realistic (and some, illegal). Do not attempt them in real life, because unlike GTA 5, there’s no respawning in the real-world, kids.

Now that the boring stuff is over, let’s get down to the top 5 ways of earning money in GTA 5!


1) Heists

Go big or go home! The first method on this list is the riskiest, most fun and stupidly lucrative; that’s right… Heists! You have to agree; planning a heist with your friends, collecting the necessary equipment and implementing is extremely fun. Not to mention the ridiculous amounts of money you earn after completing it. Heists are pretty lucrative but risky as well. You could plan the whole thing and invest your money on guns and other equipment, only to get shot during the heist, which will result in a huge loss.

So, before proceeding to the heist make sure that you are prepared and well-equipped for it, instead of jumping right into the first heist you lay your eyes on.


Earning: Heists earning depend on your percentage of the cut during the pre-planning and can range from $100,000 to $4,500,000.


2) Investing in Stocks

Just like real life, investing in stock in GTA 5 can make you homeless or a millionaire overnight. GTA 5 has two stock markets; The LCN and BAWSAQ. The LCN is for offline investing, but BAWSAQ is the online stock market that keeps fluctuating depending on your in-game actions. If you properly analyze how these markets work, you can easily hack it and make millions!

Stock investing is the easiest way to earn a large amount of money but it requires patience, so when you go with this route, don’t forget to fast-forward six in-game hours by sleeping in your safehouse.

The best time to invest in stocks is after a big heist or through Lester’s assassination missions, but we’ll get to that next on this list.


Earning: You can literally earn an unlimited amount of money through intelligently investing in stocks.

Here’s a guide on how to invest in stocks wisely according to your actions:

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3) Assassination Missions

The Lester assassination missions are unlocked pretty early in the game. Oblivious gamers might consider them compulsory for the story and complete them pretty early on, without keeping an eye on the stock market fluctuations. The Lester assassination missions are not a compulsion to progress the GTA 5 story. You need to save these missions till the very end of the game as they will help you earn big bucks after the final mission (next on the list).

These assassinations usually revolve around corporate giants with expensive stocks in either the LCN or BAWSAQ. Eliminating the corporates plummet their stocks and skyrocket their competitors. So, you know exactly which stock is cheap pre-assassination and how high it will go post-assassination.

2 + 2 equals 4 darlings, I don’t think this could have been any clearer, though I’ll provide a video guide below.

Earning: Around $ 1,500,000,000.

GTA 5 Hotel Assassination And Stock Market Guide


4) The Big One

This is the final heist in the story mode of GTA 5 in which you rob the Union Depository (aka The Big One). You will earn around $40 Million (more, if you kill off one protagonist, but we aren’t traitors… right?). What most people don’t realize, as mentioned above, the Lester assassinations can be done AFTER the final score. That means:

Do the final score > Earn lots of money > Invest in the stock market > Stonks!

Earning: $40 Million - $2.1 Billion

GTA 5 - How to Make $2.1 Billion


5) Rent From Owned Properties

If $2.1 Billion still did not clench your thirst of more and more money, then investing in properties all over the San Andreas will help you earn unlimited money. You can buy properties throughout the map, though some are restricted to specific characters.
These properties will in-turn earn you weekly rent. While some properties like Los Santos Customs, Downtown Cab Co., etc. will provide you their services free of cost. Be on a lookout for the occasional property missions though, because if you don’t spare time for them, you’ll be getting $0 that week.
A hack to earning from properties is by sleeping in your safehouse and fast-forwarding time till you have accumulated enough rent money to buy the item you need.


Earning: Rent keeps building up till the end of the game.

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GTA 5 has lots of ways to earn money, from robbing gas station stores, winning races to full-blown bank heists. There are no restrictions on how much money you can earn in the game. You can play safely and smartly by investing in stocks or go bat-shit crazy in robbing a bank or a casino for some cold hard cash. GTA 5 is filled with possibilities, I hope this guide will help you earn a few bucks in the game.

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