A man who derives a living from their own finacial assets or has other sources of irregular income leaving them financially secure without any typical employment, duties, or financial responsibilities. Such a man may be self-made or they may be the result of inheritance. A true gentleman of leisure enjoys a high quality of life involving mostly recreation and leisure activity, and often prides himself as a playboy, adventurer, or a gentleman gambler. While most are wealthy enough to remain without occupation they will often portray occupation with some line of work such as an investor, speculator, business owner, professional gambler, or even being involved in some sort of illegal or illicit trade.
After making ridiculous amounts of money by selling his design to a large company, Tom now fancies himself a gentleman of leisure. He spends most days hanging around the pool reading The Wall Street Journal, and spends his nights at the club either drinking with ladies or playing high stakes poker in the back room.