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Posted 14 April 2014 - 02:45 AM

I understand that he would have earned money before we were introduced to him, but why start with that much? We were basically given the aircraft hanger and Oscar's business (or part of). Trevor should have had to earn at least some of the money towards it.

 

Also didn't feel right Trevor starting with more money than Michael.


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 02:46 AM

He's a meth dealer.

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 02:48 AM

tpe meth dealer and a full time criminal mick is winding down and out of the game at the start and frank is just a hood rat


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 02:50 AM

He's a dealer and obviously does a few mini mart stick ups here and there void0-33.gif


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 02:55 AM

Fair points, still think we should have needed to go out and make some money towards Oscar's business tho.


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 04:11 AM

Michael isn't involved in anything illegal that is making him money, he is living off of his Heist earnings while supporting his family (wife and kids are spending a lot) Michael is purchasing many expensive things such as a house, a boat, cars, tennis court etc. We learn that Michael is loosing a lot of money trying to play the stock market and also pays off Dave Norton a large sum of money monthly.  

 

Trevor is living off his heist earnings on the run and living off of minimal necessities. He lives in a trailer, and drives a beat up old truck. Trevor runs a Meth dealing business and is most likely still doing many illegal activities that are making him money.

 

Now, we know that Trevor doesn't get away with any of the Prologue Heist money since Brad was holding both his and Trevor's duffle bag, we can also assume that Michael didn't get to keep any of it either as it was most likely seized by the Police. It makes perfect sense for Trevor to start out with the most amount of money.        

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 04:17 AM

it was weird to start with money but,it was good to start with nothing and build up to a big bank


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 09:18 AM

We learn that Michael is loosing a lot of money trying to play the stock market


where do we learn that? i remember michael telling lester he's not into those things when lester first recommended him after the jay norris mission.

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 09:19 AM

Because he spends nothing

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 09:45 AM

The whole point of being given 150k is to buy the McKenzie Airfield Hangar.
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Posted 14 April 2014 - 11:22 AM

Trevor is the proud owner of TPI. The organisation sells drugs and weaponry. Both go for decent prices and provide a solid income for Trevor. Just because you live in a trailer doesn't make you poor.

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 01:14 PM

He's given that much because he makes the least amount of money in all the heists. By the time you switch to him, Mike and Frank already made $400k+ from the first heist and like Lazyboy said, after purchasing the McKenzie Field Hangar, he's left with very little while Mike and Frank still has a sh*tload of money.


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 01:17 PM

I always thought it was some of the money he got away with in the prologue.


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 02:07 PM

Just like most people say, ^^^^Yes, Trevor is a meth dealer.

 

And just to point out, GTA V isnt our usal GTA Start, where barely have any money at all. in GTA V, all protagonists start with the big buck (except for Franky, he got 250 in the beginning) So yeah


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 03:05 PM

It's simple, meth dealer, and odd criminal jobs, for the paleto heist, if you chose Chef, you hear them talking about a job they pulled together.


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 03:08 PM

It's kind of ironic that Michael lives in a smart house but struggles for cash, and Trevor lives in a dump yet is consistently wealthy.


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 03:17 PM Edited by thc_404, 14 April 2014 - 03:19 PM.

 

We learn that Michael is loosing a lot of money trying to play the stock market


where do we learn that? i remember michael telling lester he's not into those things when lester first recommended him after the jay norris mission.

 

In the mission "The Good Husband", after rescuing Amanda, she'll talk about that on the way back home. 

 

OT: Trevor has that much cash because because he has been working with Oscar for a while now. Just check his bank statements the second you get control of him and his finances will make more sense.


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 03:43 PM

What money wasn't mooched off of Michael by his assbutt family got pissed away by his failed attempts at day trading.

 

And Frank only gets paid beer money by the OGs to the point he works repos and wants to start his own gang.

 

Trevor on the other hand has been running his own international narcotics and artillery corporation, sending hitmen to disrupt and steal business from the Vagos, Aztecas, and Lost MC, and keeping a lookout for sh*t to steal from the lizard people for some time.


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 05:16 PM

Well he has his meth business so that's why he starts with so much money comapred to Michael and Franklin.


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 05:24 PM

He's given that much because he makes the least amount of money in all the heists. By the time you switch to him, Mike and Frank already made $400k+ from the first heist and like Lazyboy said, after purchasing the McKenzie Field Hangar, he's left with very little while Mike and Frank still has a sh*tload of money.

 

The whole point of being given 150k is to buy the McKenzie Airfield Hangar.

Both of these. One of the first things I did with Trevor was buy the Field Hanger and get in business with Oscar. If you buy it right away, it leaves you with around only a couple grand left, thus enticing you to do these missions.

 

Also, as mentioned, by the time you're introduced to Trevor, you've already done the jewelry heist with Michael/Franklin, and between the two of em, are sitting on around a million bucks. Even though it forces you to be Trevor for a few missions directly after the heist, once you complete them, if Trevor had only around $5,000, while Franklin and Michael both have six figures, it may dissuade you to be Trevor as much. The average person would probably be drawn to using characters with solid spending money on guns/cars/clothes/stocks, and ignore a broke Trevor. Just my 2 cents anyway.


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 05:33 PM Edited by Lazyboy., 14 April 2014 - 05:34 PM.

It's kind of ironic that Michael lives in a smart house but struggles for cash, and Trevor lives in a dump yet is consistently wealthy.

 
it's not ironic ffs.
 
it's called disposable income. neither of them are "wealthier", they just spend their money on different things.

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 05:40 PM

Because he's a Meth dealer. You know? Meth? CHOO CHOO!! Yeah, that stuff.


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 06:01 PM

How much money do you have in the beginning?

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 06:02 PM

Trevor doesn't seem to like fancy things. He is probably happy in his trailer which is why he has spare money and he probably uses his own meth to get high.


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 06:14 PM

Exactly as others have said. Meth dealing, TPI company, that sort of stuff. 

 

Trevor's lifestyle has something to do with it too.

 

Good example...even now with 16 million dollars, you'll still find Trevor rifling through a bin for food. (The cutscene where he grabs a taco off a Mexican dude, sniffs it then throws it at him.)


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 06:24 PM

 

It's kind of ironic that Michael lives in a smart house but struggles for cash, and Trevor lives in a dump yet is consistently wealthy.

 
it's not ironic ffs.
 
it's called disposable income. neither of them are "wealthier", they just spend their money on different things.

 

It's still ironic :whistle:


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 06:45 PM

Trevor Philips Enterprises.


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 07:27 PM

How much money do you have in the beginning?

 

About $108k, then after completing Nervous Ron, you'll have about $158k. So after buying the McKenzie Field Hangar, you're left with just $8,000.


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 09:27 PM Edited by Lazyboy., 14 April 2014 - 09:28 PM.

It's kind of ironic that Michael lives in a smart house but struggles for cash, and Trevor lives in a dump yet is consistently wealthy.

 
it's not ironic ffs.
 
it's called disposable income. neither of them are "wealthier", they just spend their money on different things.

It's still ironic :whistle:


I don't think irony means what you think it means. :)

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 06:23 AM

I always thought it was some of the money he got away with in the prologue.

No, Brad was holding the duffel bags with Michael's and Trevor's money and Brad got shot so they didn't get the money in time since Trevor ran away.


It's kind of ironic that Michael lives in a smart house but struggles for cash, and Trevor lives in a dump yet is consistently wealthy.

Trevor doesn't really care where he lives, i think he's too high on meth (or any other drug) to really care, but Michael can't really live like Trevor because he has got a family to support (also i don't really think Michael would want to live in those conditions anyway.)





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