GTA 5 Making Money Hints & Tips


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This page features all the tips and hints we have to help you make more money in Grand Theft Auto 5 and should be read in conjunction with our Stock Market Tips guide (which is where you can you make some serious cash). If you have any hints or tips of your own, feel free to send them in! By the way, the maximum amount of money you can earn in GTA V for each character is $2,147,483,647 – explanation.

Armored Car Robberies

When you see a blue dot on the map it means there is an armored car.

If it’s parked and there is someone with a briefcase walking towards it, shoot that person and you’ll get $5,000 easy.

Otherwise steal the armored car and break open the back doors (an easy way of doing this is to just drive it into the water). You can also simply plant sticky bombs to the back of the car to blow it open.

ATM Robberies

If you hang around ATMs and wait for people to withdraw cash before robbing them, they are much more likely to yield a decent chunk of change for your trouble.

Easy $100,000 Mission

Most people report getting this mission when they are playing as Franklin, but there is also reports of Michael receiving it too.

Anyway when you’re playing (particularly as Franklin and free roaming around his house) a blue marker might pop up.

If it does, investigate what’s going because it might be a kid telling you his bike got stolen.

If it is, then get it back for him, because later he’ll text you saying he is a millionaire, and give $100,000!

Infinite Ammu-nation Robberies

Here’s a way to keep robbing Ammu-nation stores. It works because the money in Ammu-nation cash registers respawns very quickly!

  1. Head to an Ammu-nation store.
  2. Shoot the clerk from doorway.
  3. Empty the cash registers.
  4. Exit the store and walk about three car lengths away (you’ll get to know the correct distanc if you keep doing this…).
  5. Turn around and re-enter store – you’ll find that the money has re-spawned!
  6. Grab the cash, exit and repeat.

Thanks GinsuVictim

Infinite Money #1

Note: this has been patched and the character switching method will now only work if you have an un-patched copy of the game. However, if instead of switching characters you quick save and then reload your game the briefcase will re-spawn.

You need to either swim or ideally drive a boat to the location shown in the map below in Paleto Bay, and then dive into the ocean and head to the very bottom.

money-box-location

You should see a sunken plane and to the right of it there will be a treasure box with $12,000 in it.

Once you’ve got the box the first time, switch characters and then change back again to your original character. The box should have respawned! If it hasn’t try swimming further away and then doing the character switch back and forth.

Repeat this as many times as you like.

Infinite Money #2

Note: this has been patched and the character switching method will now only work if you have an un-patched copy of the game. However, if instead of switching characters you quick save and then reload your game the briefcase will re-spawn.

This infinite money hint operates on the same principles as the tip above except that the box contains $20,000!

Infinite Money #3

Note: this has been patched and the character switching method will now only work if you have an un-patched copy of the game. However, if instead of switching characters you quick save and then reload your game the briefcase will re-spawn.

This infinite money hint operates on the same principles as the tip above except that the box contains $25,000! There is also an MG SMG Rifle located among the wreckage. The best way to find it is follow the long pole till you come to the end of it and on a slab that the wreckage is standing on you will find the gun. There is also an Armor vest which is located near some rocks near the wreckage (face the wreckage with the briefcase on your left side and you are facing the hull door, then on your right hand side is where the vest is located). Also Grenades are located right next to the wreckage (go to the side where the money is and go straight down and the grenade will be right there). I would not recommend trying to find the MG Rifle in the dark it is almost impossible best to wait till daytime to try and find it.

thanks AiraCobra

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Infinite Money #4

Note: this has been patched and the character switching method will now only work if you have an un-patched copy of the game. However, if instead of switching characters you quick save and then reload your game the briefcase will re-spawn.

This infinite money hint operates on the same principles as the tips above. The briefcase only contains $9,000 however there are several weapons hidden about in this section such as an UZI, Pump Action Shotgun, Sticky Bombs, Grenades Sniper Rifle & Carbine Assault Rifle. It will take at least 15 minutes to find all of them though. I would not recommend trying to find these in the dark as you will lose your bearings and miss some.

infinite-money-glitch-4

thanks AiraCobra

Maximum Money Limit

This more of a warning than anything else, particularly if you are using some of the stock tips found on this page!

The maximum amount of money that any character can have in the game is $2,147,483,647.

This number (2147483647) is the maximum value for a 32-bit signed integer in computing. This article explains it better than we can…

If you go one dollar over this amount, your in-game money will drop to -2,147,483,646 (yes, negative)!

You won’t be able to go over from stock investing (they won’t pay you out the full amount) or getting money dropped from pedestrians (they stop dropping money) but you can go over by getting money from a cash register for example.

max-money-limit

Thanks parahaxz of Reddit

Robbing Any Store

This will let you rob any store whatsoever that is open for business!

Walk into the store (clothes, ammo, whatever…) far enough so that the door closes behind you. Then begin to walk out but stop half way so that your character is keep the door open with it swung outside (the door must be swung outside, not inside).

This will allow you to equip a weapon! Point it at the store clerk and you should then be able to walk back into the store with it drawn and rob the joint.

If you shoot the registers they should open up and money bags will appear.

Extra tip: wait until the door closes fully and you’ll have more time until the cops show up. Cool huh?

Update: If you shoot the shop door a few times before entering, you shouldn’t need to fuss around with keep it open as above.

Save Sonny’s Daughter – $60K

This explains how to do a “random encounter” in which you’ll receive $60,000.

Head to the northern part of Paleto Bay (as shown in the map below) and you should find a random encounter where two guys were getting ready to kill a girl (the girl is actually mob boss “Sonny’s” daughter).

paleto-bay

Kill the guys and take the girl to where she wants to go (Vinewood).

Then later you’ll get a call from her and $60,000 wired to your account.

Thanks DW_jkl


Trevor Phillips
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  1. I have searched all the three locations they showed with 9k, 12k and 20k under water but found nothing. . Even with different characters. .. can any one help me out?

  2. This is one of the reasons I prefer PC. Works great with a trainer – 999,999,999 on each character is enough money for me. 😀

  3. I have a PS4 and I really really really NEED money, but those Shark Cards are a joke. My PSN is Zombie5isAlive or you could hit me up on facebook first. If anyone can help me out at all, PLEASE hit me up!

  4. You can get money when u rob a store and get the cash. Then u go out of the store but stay near by then when u hear a shocking sound go in and take the money on the floor over and over again

    1. If you go to a clothing store with 3 registers, you can walk away far enough or run and go back in and there will be 3 bags of meaning each containing anywhere from $70-$120

    1. U know when u die near the military base, and u appear at the hospital near the military base, well, from that hospital go straight to the military base, and on the side of the road there will be sony’s daughter, and two men holding her and taking her to the van, if they don’t appear, just kill u’r self and go again until they appe

    2. I found her after completing mission with Don when you jump out a plane on ATVs. After Don leaves on the jet ski, starting walking up the hill and the blue dot should appear.

  5. The money amount is wrong. I earned 2.4 Billion from investing in Pisswaiser when it was at $3. When I realized it peaked at $300, I sold all my shares and had a total of just over 2.4 billion Dollars. Go back couple years on my facebook page and you will see the picture with the amount.

  6. The infinite money glitch at AmmuNation works with every register in the game: the supermarket stores, ammunations, the clothing stores, the barber, and the tattoo artists. I tried them all amd they worked

  7. I found a money glitch for franklin…you want to get a buzzard and fly to the highest part of the sky till you cant go no more.. you have to jump out and when your falling you want to hit this code for xbox360 …. y y x x left left right right down b b lb lb rb rb lt lt rt rt y y and I tried it whith mickeal and trever and it didn’t work but it did with franklin…it gives you 50.000.000 everytime …..have fun with this cheat try not to get it patched.

    1. it’s fake,so don’t waste time trying to enter as you won’t be able…since hitting Y just drops the chute and sends character to death from falling at such heights

  8. After doing the first Devin quest with Franklin….I rode the bike down the coast and ran into Maryann who wanted to do a mini tri-athalon…after finishing that walk away from the the coast and you will run into Sonny’s daughter. (Red dot’s on the map).

  9. An easy way to earn money from me is you join or work in my crew or another we could work together I pay serious money. Don’t want to join crews. Just add evildoer05 on ps3.

  10. HAW TO BE A MILLIONNER FROM ANDROID OR IPHONE????????

    My brothers and sisters to everyone who reads Hedda explanation today will show you the way to make money through your Android application is very easy and honest, and I personally gained from it to $ 50 in a matter of five days, of course, after the work of a serious and sustained to anyone who wants to win follow this simple explanation

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    Raslani any inquiry and I Atbaat payment!( Do not forget and put Lake up interest for all)

  11. be trevor and then go to the spot.(two red dots will apper and one blue dot kill the two bad people then thay drop lots of money) when you get sonys daugther to the place she wants to go she will phone you later then you get 60,000K

      1. I am a level 38 with about 20 grand pocket money and could give it to you through betting and i would purposely lose the match so you get the money.

  12. I like how people claim these are cheats when in fact all it is is tips on how to play the game and make money. Second I have followed many guides for GTA 5 for the ps4 and beat the game 5 times now. I have yet to make over 700. Million using the stock market guide. Most say you can make 1.4 to 2.4 billion. I haven’t seen it yet.

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