independently wealthy

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independently wealthy (not comparable)

  1. Possessing enough wealth that one does not need financial support from others or income from employment.
    • 1913, Louis Joseph Vance, The Day of Days, ch. 12,
      "I happen to be independently wealthy, a clerk no longer."
      "How's that—wealthy?"
      "Came into a small fortune this evening—nothing immodest, but ample for one of my simple tastes and modest ambitions."
    • 2006, Ian Austen, "Canada Conservative Gets Aggressive With Big Oil," New York Times, 14 Jun. (retrieved 15 July 2008),
      "I'm independently wealthy, so I'm not in the pay of any particular group or industry," Mr. Williams said.