Question inspired by a book I just finished: Dan Brown's Inferno
Suppose I am a wealthy billionaire who wants to hide from the outside world for a year.
Plot twist is, that the world's anti-terrorist organizations think that I might be wanting to use that time to create something very awful, like a doomsday device.
And the CIA is right: I am a mad scientist and billionaire, and I need a year of privacy to create my doomsday device (and then release it and... mhahahaha!).
While I certainly know how to make money and doomsday devices, I do not know how to stay hidden from the CIA for a year. But I am willing to pay for it.
Suppose I can spend 500 million US dollars to be hidden from the CIA. But I do not want to be just hidden. I need to meet certain people and make certain things and place it in a very specific place (And also create a riddle for Robert Langdon to solve it).
It means I will need to travel the world. I will spend money on buying shady things. I will need a laboratory to develop my doom device. I will need to visit highly frequented places, because I will be later on hunted by Robert Langdon, Oxford professor specialized in symbols and symbolics.
I want to start working on my doomsday device "tomorrow" (Earth, current technology).
Am I able to actually pull it off?