7 Highest Paying Illegal Careers

Have you ever wanted to start a bright new career in a profitable profession but sadly had to turn away because the government deemed your trade illegal? We know your pain. Luckily for those of you with no regard for arbitrary laws, we’ve compiled this list of the 7 highest paying illegal careers in no particular order.

Some of them are clearly illegal for a reason and we don’t condone engaging in anything that results in hurting or stealing from others but hey, if you want to make some money doing something the government has deemed “bad”, who are we to judge?



7. Escorts

Sex sells, and this profession proves it. Escorts in general are defined by their name: they accompany or “escort” people, typically high-profile clients, to events or out on dates. Though the profession has become synonymous with prostitution, some escorts don’t have sex with their clients (at least not all of them). Without a doubt though, they’ll make a lot more cash if they do engage in a little intercourse of their own free will.

Escorts charge by the hour and can make anywhere from $200-$5,000 per hour, depending on the escort. These women even managed to make so much money they had to hide it in the air vents. Some agencies will charge you upfront for the length of the date while and others require a minimum of 2 hours. It’s not all luxurious being an escort however, as the agency will need to take a cut of your profits. You can always try going solo.



Charlie is a recent college grad trying to make it in NYC. Born in a small suburban town, his thirst for success brought him to the big city, where he spends his days interning for multiple companies and trying to set himself apart from every other person with the exact same story as him.