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Wealthy

Describing a person or entity with strong financial resources. There is no strict definition of how much one needs to have in order to be "wealthy," but, in general, it refers to one with more money or assets relative to others in a society. The wealthy drive economic growth. Some believe this ought to be encouraged, as it eventually makes the remainder of society wealthier; others, however, believe growth is strongest when the needs of multiple classes are balanced. A few others believe wealthy persons ought to have most of their resources confiscated and redistributed, but this is a minority opinion.
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Whatever the precise dates of composition, Petruchio lingers in Shakespeare's mind in Romeo and Juliet, this one who has arrived "to wive it wealthily in Padua" (1.2.74).
At the height of his success, he sold out, returned to France, used his winnings to play the market and multiplied his money many times over--and retired happily and wealthily to an estate that he bought in the countryside.