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Buying citizenship is a $7 billion industry

If you have lots of money, you can buy a citizenship in many different countries. The cheapest passport will run you $45,000, from the African island nation of Comoros. In this interesting short video I learned that if you can spare 1.15 million euros, Malta will sell you citizenship and a passport that allows you to work and live anywhere in the European Union. There's an even larger market for "golden visas," which give you resident status in exchange for a hefty investment in the country.
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