One that makes financial investments in a business enterprise but does not participate in its management.
A partner who shares in financing but not in managing a business, firm, etc.
A partner in a business or investment who provides capital but does not actively participate in the management of the business or operations. A silent partner may want to remain anonymous for any of a number of reasons.
An investor in a business who takes a share of the profits, but who plays no active role in the day-by-day activity of that business. It is not unusual for a silent partner’s name to be kept off the public record.
A partner who is not actively involved in the running of a business.