Sheldon Adelson

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Sheldon Adelson
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Adelson in June 2010
BornSheldon Gary Adelson
(1933-08-04) August 4, 1933 (age 85)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
ResidenceLas Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Alma materCity College of New York
OccupationFounder, Chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands
Net worthUS$40.1 billion (February 2018)[1]
Political partyRepublican (1996–present)
Spouse(s)
  • Sandra Adelson (divorced)
  • Miriam Ochsorn (m. 1991)
Children5

Sheldon Gary Adelson (pronounced /ˈædəlsən/; born August 4, 1933) is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corporation, which owns the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

Adelson also owns the The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino and the Sands Expo and Convention Center. He also owns the Israeli daily newspaper Israel Hayom and the American daily newspaper Las Vegas Review-Journal.[2]

He is a member of the Republican Party, and made the largest single donation ever to an incoming president's inauguration when he gave the Donald Trump inaugural committee five million dollars.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Sheldon Adelson". Forbes. February 11, 2018.
  2. Primack, Dan (December 16, 2015). "Yes, Sheldon Adelson Bought The Las Vegas Review-Journal". Fortune. Archived from the original on December 16, 2015. Retrieved December 16, 2015.
  3. Yilek, Caitlin. "GOP mega-donor Sheldon Adelson 'furious' over Rex Tillerson comments: Report". The Washington Examiner. Archived from the original on May 23, 2017. Retrieved October 31, 2017.

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