I wasn't suggesting working as an 8/hr employee. From limited details saying he was able to provide for a family a 4, I assume he has a profitable business that is well established (maybe 15+ years)? In addition to actual money, there are certain intrinsic values that come from being a well established business. If he doesn't work to work as much, no problem. You can manage the employees and work to fill his void. What type of money does the business gross yearly? Doesn't have to be specific, but just a general ballpark. Again maybe I am missing something, but why let a profitable and established business dissolve to start over from square one?