If you ever get tired of trading on Wall Street, Somalia has its own pirate stock exchange anyone can participate in!
Looking to make it rich in Somalia? Chances are, you're going to have to get involved with pirates. Luckily, you don't have to go and risk your neck swashbuckling the modern military forces patrolling the seas. Simply invest in a pirate group and wait for your returns—or you can try to get an honest job, which we recommend.
Pirates need money and supplies to get their scummy, illegal job done. But you can't walk into a bank and ask for a business loan to get your pirate's den off the ground—you have to secure capital another way. That's where the pirate stock exchange comes in, which was established in 2009 in Harardheere. Successful heists can bank up to $10 million against Western commercial vessels, and the pirates are allowing investors to get into the action.
The town of Harardheere has transformed from a small fishing village into a vibrant pirate's “Wall Street” complete with luxury cars and suits. The district government collects on every dollar which is put toward schools, hospitals and other public needs.
So, if you're looking for the next hot investment and you don't care if your business partners are violently stealing stuff, Somalia may be the place for you.