Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V Achievements

A Lot of Cheddar

Spend a total of $200 million across all three characters.  

This achievement is extremely straight forward; keep purchasing weapons, vehicle mods, properties, and stocks in order to gain progress towards the $200 million mark. Purchasing properties will be extremely costly; however, the advantage to owning multiple properties at once is that your weekly income will net you a substantial amount of cash which can then be used to buy other things. As for stocks, you will want to invest your money in profitable companies, then sell your share(s) a few days later if they have made profit. In fact, if you are looking for a great way to make some cash off the five Assassination missions while playing as Franklin, refer to THIS THREAD.

Quickest Method: After you have collected your share of money from the "Big Score" mission, you should have around $20+ million per each character. Pick any character and invest ALL your money in any stock market. Now IMMEDIATELY SELL ALL your stocks right away to get all your money back. If you do this ten times, the achievement will unlock in a short amount of time because investing money in the stock market counts as spending money for the achievement. Credit goes to DavoK87 and x S 7 R I K E Z for this method! Credit to Maka for the video.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by FORCE SIX
Friday, August 16, 2013 @ 05:35:11 PM

Not that hard, I saw houses for $250,000 and a Shamal plane for $1m+ on the trailers.

Comment #2 by XtremeDagger
Friday, August 16, 2013 @ 05:39:15 PM

With all the heists and property you can buy, this shouldn't be too difficult

Comment #3 by AlienDenzil85
Friday, August 16, 2013 @ 06:31:03 PM

That is a LOT of Cheddar!

Comment #4 by faizanali
Friday, August 16, 2013 @ 08:30:19 PM


Yep, this time we'll actually have something to spend money on.

Comment #5 by geneon101
Friday, August 16, 2013 @ 08:48:01 PM

200 mill holy sh!t
ha. glad that we finally have somthing to spend our cash on besides ammo >.>

Comment #6 by Len lfc
Friday, August 16, 2013 @ 10:10:26 PM

@4 & yet it's funny how now a lot of people are complaining about having to buy things, with excuses like "it's called Grand THEFT Auto, not Grand Pay for it legally Auto".

Anyway, $200M still sounds difficult, that's nearly 200 private jets, although I know I'm gonna' buy a few of those & Rockstar still have many hidden secrets & 'toys' for us to find :D Can't wait!

Comment #7 by Leviathan v2
Saturday, August 17, 2013 @ 12:32:05 AM

I'll blow most of my cash on car upgrades, classy suits and weapons
Anyone remember this song from GTA 4?

Comment #8 by Darke Ryder
Saturday, August 17, 2013 @ 06:46:11 PM

Wonder it includes gambling? I remember in San Andreas I had a few million as soon as you could gamble by betting everything in one of the bookies. If I didn't win, reload then do it again. A few successful wins like this turned a few grand into a few million, which helped out right at the beginning.

Comment #9 by Zombiedrd
Sunday, August 18, 2013 @ 11:27:14 AM

Yay, in GTA IV you struggled to get a few hundred thousand

Comment #10 by Leviathan v2
Monday, August 19, 2013 @ 03:53:05 AM

^ It's sort of realistic because niko was always working for people. In gta 5 we'll be robbing banks and getting millions

Comment #11 by Yourburntstar
Monday, August 19, 2013 @ 04:43:28 PM

Can't wait to make that cash flow. $$$$$$

Comment #12 by Yourburntstar
Monday, August 19, 2013 @ 04:43:28 PM

Can't wait to make that cash flow. $$$$$$

Comment #13 by Yourburntstar
Monday, August 19, 2013 @ 04:44:31 PM

^^ idk why that posted twice..

Comment #14 by TriteDarkness
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 @ 08:32:26 AM

They said money would be more true to life in GTA 5.. I sure hope it's not gonna be stupidly easy to where you can basically just like buy everything within the first 30 minutes.

Comment #16 by horrormoose
Thursday, September 19, 2013 @ 11:37:00 AM

For the low low price of $150 million you can buy the Golf course in Northern Vinewood (near Michael's house). I'm sure if you haven't gotten the achievement by the time you can afford that, that property will be what gets it.

Comment #17 by Phycz
Friday, September 20, 2013 @ 03:46:20 PM

Buy and sell shares straight away until it pops

Comment #18 by ZOMBl3 KlLL3R
Friday, September 20, 2013 @ 04:09:37 PM

I have a video showing how to get it.
A Lot of Cheddar Achievement Guide:
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Comment #19 by sleezecheeze
Saturday, September 21, 2013 @ 11:59:21 PM

Just invest all of your money into shares and then sell them back straight away. Repeat until it pops.

Comment #20 by DSIS HACKZzZ
Sunday, September 22, 2013 @ 03:00:17 AM

Hey join my crew and be prepared to take on GTA Online.

We will be organizing heists daily and taking on rival gangs!
You can join up-to 5 crews so don't feel like you have to make a decision between our crew and one of your friends because you don't!

This crew is currently open so anyone can join, this means you can invite your friends!
Right now the only people that are getting higher ranks are my friends but if you preform good when online comes out you too can be promoted

Comment #21 by TrashTalkGamingHD
Sunday, September 22, 2013 @ 06:55:08 AM

Here you go guys FASTEST way to get this just copy and paste.

Comment #22 by b3nno
Monday, September 23, 2013 @ 09:02:59 AM

#21 thanks a lot it worked nicely.

Comment #23 by StumpyDan360
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 @ 11:02:00 AM

is there a way to just leave your game on and collect the weekly pay from business youve bought? i tried overnight and it didnt give me pay. so how does it recognize if im playing or not is the real question, so i can bypass this.. (i had the left stick pulled up the whole time too)

Comment #24 by Groshua
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 @ 12:53:34 PM

@23 Your money from businesses deposits weekly (in game) so if you want to make days pass quickly, just continue to sleep (save)

Comment #25 by StumpyDan360
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 @ 01:23:00 PM

@24 didnt think of that. thanks. still need to know a strategy to passing time while away from the xbox.. or is the time passing and it just takes so long that im not noticing? ive left the xbox on overnight and only got 1 weeks worth..

Comment #26 by Jedi Joey Berry
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 @ 12:09:27 AM

Better way of doing it. Once you beat the game. Invest all of your money into a market then take it back. Repeat the process until the achievement pops. I just did it so I know it works.

Comment #27 by viwotoy
Thursday, September 26, 2013 @ 09:44:15 AM

Well i have beaten the game now. and have only used around 20M. and all i have now is 60M and well that mean i need alot of more money... so tell me, can some one make a EASY video that is not about the assassiantions? and how to do it after beating the game, AND maybe what to destory and buy? (stockmarketing)

Comment #28 by Leavimitchell
Thursday, September 26, 2013 @ 02:39:25 PM

i only finished the game with 31 mill...

Comment #29 by mosin360
Saturday, September 28, 2013 @ 04:51:00 PM

As others have said.. wait till after the gold heist and you get your millions after the story is over and then buy and sell stocks a few times. Easy and quick.

Comment #30 by Mazter 0f Puppetz
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 @ 03:34:41 AM

The achievement popped for me when I "earned" over $200 million. I only had $191 million spent when it did pop so this cheevo is inaccurate, not that I'm complaining.

Comment #31 by JDMHatchG
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 @ 12:23:37 PM

#27 and #28 trying reading other peoples' replies and watch the video posted and you will find your answer.

Comment #32 by JagTV
Sunday, November 03, 2013 @ 09:24:14 PM

pretty easy, just buy and sell stocks

Comment #33 by Ecztasie
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 @ 03:02:19 PM

Can we just do the bank robbering til we get 200m and invest it in cars and heli's?

Comment #34 by 9th Street K1ng
Saturday, February 08, 2014 @ 06:59:56 PM

I need the golf course.

Comment #35 by NJM
Monday, March 24, 2014 @ 06:26:21 AM

This achievement would be a real pain if you actually had to gather up $200m and slowly spend it all. There's an extremely easy way: Investing in a stock counts toward the money you've "spent", so simply put in and take out money in a stock until it accumulates to $200m. This way is the fastest, and there's no risk in losing anything.

Comment #36 by NJM
Monday, March 24, 2014 @ 06:29:11 AM

And by the way, replaying missions that rewarded money (for example, heists) won't give you money anymore.

I know, I hate it too...

Comment #37 by UsTuP1dMoNKey
Monday, April 28, 2014 @ 12:04:27 PM

What stock should I be investing in to gather up 200Million?

Comment #38 by nbec
Friday, June 13, 2014 @ 02:32:13 PM

@37 doesn't matter. you invest and then buy out immediately. then repeat

Comment #39 by Chi3f6reenCloud
Friday, January 16, 2015 @ 01:50:48 AM

wow i was dreading this but that video made it so much easier thanks!!

Comment #40 by Sir Kam
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 @ 05:43:03 PM

Thanks for the tip, was piece of cake, buy stocks from all of your money, then sell them all immediately, did it 6-7 times, and 200Mil spent & popped the achievement. Cheers

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Game Info
Rockstar North
Rockstar Games


US September 17, 2013
Europe September 17, 2013
Japan October 10, 2013

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