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24th Jul '17 2:32:11 PM Divra
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* The titular heroine of the ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' series cannily invested much of her prize-money from early in her career, took advantage of the investment opportunities when she was made a member of the Grayson nobility, and was awarded some rather rich territory when she became a member of the Manticoran nobility, making her one of the richest people in the Manticoran Star Empire, but she still goes to work as a military officer every day.

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* The titular heroine of the ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' series cannily invested much of her prize-money from capturing smugglers early in her career, took advantage of the investment opportunities (among other things financing a company set to [[DomedHometown build domes over cities]] on the DeathWorld Grayson) when she was made a member of the Grayson nobility, and was awarded some rather rich territory when she became a member of the Manticoran nobility, making her one of the richest people in the Manticoran Star Empire, but she still goes to work as a military officer every day.



* Literature/HonorHarrington becomes independently wealthy at the end of ''On Basilisk Station'' after a prize payout from a freighter she caught smuggling. She stays with her Royal Manticoran Navy career and later uses the funds to start a business on Grayson to build [[DomedHometown domes over cities]] due to the planet's absurdly high heavy metals content.
20th Jul '17 1:50:34 PM HeroGal2347
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** Scrooge [=McDuck=], in any incarnation. Aside for running his own company, he cannot live without undertaking a ridiculously difficult treasure hunt or a potentially fatal adventure at least twice a week, and nearly shows signs of depression if he's idle too long. The Creator/CarlBarks comic ''The Status Seeker'', later adapted into an episode of ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'', had Scrooge deal with his rich peers looking down on him for not "acting rich."

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** Scrooge [=McDuck=], in any incarnation. Aside for running his own company, he cannot live without undertaking a ridiculously difficult treasure hunt or a potentially fatal adventure at least twice a week, and nearly shows signs of depression if he's idle too long. The Creator/CarlBarks comic ''The Status Seeker'', later adapted into an episode of ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'', ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'', had Scrooge deal with his rich peers looking down on him for not "acting rich."
19th Jun '17 3:22:17 PM Lawman592
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A SisterTrope to RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething. Contrast SpoiledBrat; RichInDollarsPoorInSense; UpperClassTwit; IdleRich.

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A SisterTrope to RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething.RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething and AffluentAscetic. Contrast SpoiledBrat; RichInDollarsPoorInSense; UpperClassTwit; IdleRich.
24th May '17 7:35:02 AM TheNerfGuy
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* ''Literature/ADeadlyPresence'': Cliff Turner chooses to become an ecologist instead of being IdleRich.
19th May '17 11:24:43 PM Neromenian
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* ''Literature/ADeadlyPresence'': Cliff Turner chooses to become an ecologist instead of being IdleRich.
13th May '17 1:00:24 PM nombretomado
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** Lady Sybil's papa may have left her millions, but she spends the better part of the day in rubber boots and overalls mucking out dragon cages. This doesn't stop her from preferring that Samuel wear his hated official ducal costume. She's probably intended as a parody of those upper-class English ladies with a passion for animals: the Queen, for instance. (MargaretThatcher was allegedly horrified to find the Queen [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming washing her own dishes.]])

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** Lady Sybil's papa may have left her millions, but she spends the better part of the day in rubber boots and overalls mucking out dragon cages. This doesn't stop her from preferring that Samuel wear his hated official ducal costume. She's probably intended as a parody of those upper-class English ladies with a passion for animals: the Queen, for instance. (MargaretThatcher (UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher was allegedly horrified to find the Queen [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming washing her own dishes.]])
20th Apr '17 5:37:21 PM danlansdowne
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* ''Literature/HerculePoirot'', although a retired police officer and war refugee, is implied to be of some means. He can afford a high-end London apartment, a secretary (later a valet), and first class travel in [[Literature/DeathOnTheNile Egypt]] and on the [[Literature/MurderOnTheOrientExpress Orient Express]], after all. Another Agatha Christie detective, [[Literature/ParkerPyneInvestigates Parker Pyne]], is similar, though that may be due to the fees he collects from clients.

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* ''Literature/HerculePoirot'', Literature/HerculePoirot, although a retired police officer and war refugee, is implied to be of some means. He can afford a high-end London apartment, a secretary (later a valet), and first class travel in [[Literature/DeathOnTheNile Egypt]] and on the [[Literature/MurderOnTheOrientExpress Orient Express]], after all. Another Agatha Christie detective, [[Literature/ParkerPyneInvestigates Parker Pyne]], is similar, though that may be due to the fees he collects from clients.
20th Apr '17 5:36:29 PM danlansdowne
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* ''Literature/HerculePoirot'', although a retired police officer and war refugee, is implied to be of some means. He can afford a high-end London apartment, a secretary (later a valet), and first class travel in [[Literature/DeathOnTheNile Egypt]] and on the [[Literature/MurderOnTheOrientExpress Orient Express]], after all. Another Agatha Christie detective, [[Literature/ParkerPyneInvestigates Parker Pyne]], is similar, though that may be due to the fees he collects from clients.
* Really a common trope among private detectives in general.
15th Apr '17 6:55:49 AM creader
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* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'': While Detective Ninzaburou Shiratori comes from a very rich family, he is certainly one of the more competent and hardowrking police officers there and there's no evidence about him using his family influence to climb the bureaucratic ladder.

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* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'': While Detective Ninzaburou Shiratori comes from a very rich family, he is certainly one of the more competent and hardowrking hardworking police officers there and there's no evidence about him using his family influence to climb the bureaucratic ladder.
30th Dec '16 4:25:40 PM nombretomado
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* Toph from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' really ''hated'' being an Idle Rich [[GildedCage locked away in her parents's huge estate]], so she ran away from home to kick ass and be awesome. Zuko and Azula also qualify, but their trope is specifically RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething.

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* ''Franchise/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
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Toph from ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender the original series]] really ''hated'' being an Idle Rich [[GildedCage locked away in her parents's huge estate]], so she ran away from home to kick ass and be awesome. Zuko and Azula also qualify, but their trope is specifically RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething.



* Bruce Wayne in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' certainly qualifies, even more so than in other adaptations. Though he still has Lucius Fox to do most of the heavy lifting, Bruce is shown several times to be informed and active in the running of his company, catching onto one of his subordinates violating environmental protection laws, interacting congenially with day-to-day employees, and endowing many charitable causes. In the {{DCAU}}, his reputation as a playboy is as something he does in his free time, rather than constantly, of the "work hard, play hard" variety.

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* Bruce Wayne in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' certainly qualifies, even more so than in other adaptations. Though he still has Lucius Fox to do most of the heavy lifting, Bruce is shown several times to be informed and active in the running of his company, catching onto one of his subordinates violating environmental protection laws, interacting congenially with day-to-day employees, and endowing many charitable causes. In the {{DCAU}}, Franchise/{{DCAU}}, his reputation as a playboy is as something he does in his free time, rather than constantly, of the "work hard, play hard" variety.
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