How To Make a Billion Dollars

Instagram was just purchased by Facebook for $1 billion. So we found some other tried-and-true formulas for making obscene amounts of fast cash.

By Doug Barry

Now that they’ve sold Instagram (aka, Picture Twitter) to Facebook for $1 billion, founders Mike Krieger and Kevin Systrom are probably sitting by a pool, high-fiving each other with with the severed hands of a thousand serfs. While they made their fortune in an unprecedentedly short time — Instagram was 551 days old when Facebook bought it — they’re not the only people who’ve unexpectedly struck it rich.

So if you want to make a fast fortune, take a lesson from these examples.
Film a C+ documentary urging people to take social action by donating money. Promote the project with an A+ marketing campaign. Do not strip naked and publicly lose your sh!t afterwards (optional).
Payday: About $4 million

Cut the legs off of pantyhose. Sell what’s left.
Payday: $1 billion

Purchase 80 acres of Louisiana swampland. Avoid hungry gators until oil companies discover massive natural gas deposits under the ground.
Payday: $57.6 million

Film a few of your friends running around the woods at night, screaming.
Payday: $140 million

Find a bunch of rocks. Turn around and sell them.
Payday: $15 million in 6 months

Buy a bunch of off-brand cereal. Turn around and sell it at restaurants that serve only cereal.
Payday: Enough to open restaurants in several cities

Buy a bunch of Beanie Babies. Turn around and sell them at a markup.
Payday: $3-4 million a month

Buy a bunch of swimming goggles. Turn around and sell them at a mark-up as “swimming goggles — for dogs.”
Payday: $5 million a month

TAGS: business, Facebook, instagram


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Ramez Azab (Wed, 11 Apr 2012 06:51:07 +0000): Does this really make daily income?
Willie Dynomite (Wed, 11 Apr 2012 07:50:05 +0000): I'm going to try all of these. thanks internet.
Pj Slater (Wed, 11 Apr 2012 11:25:10 +0000): Amazing, facinating.
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