Now that you've finished your evil post-graduate degree, it's time to find your first evil home.
Don't look for an island volcano; the hot weather will make you woozy. Antarctic mountain base was so 90s, and a doom-dungeon under your family's mansion is because your Mom would keep coming down to check on you.
Instead, why not explore the beauty of California for your base of evil operations! The Jamesburg Earth Station in Carmel Valley, Calif. is available for sale now!
Inside this wonderful late-1960s compound you'll have the wherewithal to bounce signals off the moon, and have enough room to conduct evil experiments and survive the nuclear disaster you might create.
The compound was built to receive and re-broadcast signals from the Apollo 11 moon mission in 1969. The station's main feature is a 98-foot (30-meter) tall satellite dish that has bounced signals off the moon in the last decade, but also includes a 20,000-square-foot building, basketball court, three-bedroom house, helicopter landing pad, two wells from which to draw water and a barn to store your Schwinn.
Now that I've got your attention, the satellite has the capability of transmitting your dastardly deeds to a geosynchronous satellite over the Pacific Ocean directly broadcasting to Asia, South America, the South Pacific and the entire United States. In fact, this station played a role in capturing and distributing images of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests.
But wait, there's more! The Jamesburg Earth Station has the added benefit of Fiber Optic OC-48 cable so your ransom demands will broadcast without a glitch and — in case your evil plans elicit retaliation — the facility can withstand a 5-megaton nuclear blast.
You'd better get your accountant to be sure you can cover the pay for your henchmen first, or at least ensure your ransom can cover the operating costs, because this beauty is going to go fast for the rock bottom price of $2,950,000.