silent partner

Definition of "silent partner"
  1. An investor who contributes funds to a business and shares in the profits, but does not partake in the business's daily management and may not be known to the public or customers
How to use "silent partner" in a sentence
  1. Even though he was the largest investor, Mr. Smith preferred to remain a silent partner with no role in the company's operations.
  2. My aunt is the silent partner for a local restaurant, she invested money but is not involved in its management.
  3. As a silent partner, John invested his savings in the startup but stayed out of daily management.

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