Why was the World Created?
A Divine Business Venture.
The Purpose of Creation
The vision for creating the world is quite simple:
Before the creation of the world, there was only G-d and His Name.
Both G-d and His Name were “covered up” to enable the creation of the world. [The investment]
The goal is to uncover — or rather to refine the cover so that the world itself will experience — both the Name of G-d and G-d Himself. [The return]
Business terminology --
from a Heavenly outlook
Purpose of Creation is to reveal G-d in the (lower) worlds - Midrash Tanchuma, Naso, 16.