any amount of money allowing infinite perpetuation of wealth necessary to maintain a desired lifestyle without needing employment or assistance from anyone.
The 6% guaranteed interest payments from Bill's investments earn him about 12 million dollars per year. His standard of living only requires approximately $4,000,000 per year. He will never need to be employed by anyone. He has "fuck you money".
An very large amount of money, which would enable an individual to do pretty much whatever the fuck he or she wants. Fuck you money is not a fixed amount, but is just much more then anyone could realistically put to good use.
An amount of wealth that enables an individual to reject traditional social behavior and niceties of conduct without fear of consequences.
These Bancrofts, thirty-odd descendants of the gargantuan Bostonian Clarence Walker Barron, who bought the paper in 1902, include bankers and writers and equestrians. The more senior among them, it is assumed, detest Rupert Murdoch, just as their parents must have bridled at the former Journal editor Norman Pearlstine's marriage to Nancy Friday, a flamboyant author of sex studies. "But they don't have 'fuck-you money' anymore," a former reporter said of the Bancrofts. "They're nice and rich, but not ungodly so. It matters to the younger generation."
-McGrath, Ben. "News About News." New Yorker. 14 May 2007: 47-48.