Sheldon Adelson

American businessman and philantropist

Sheldon Gary Adelson (pronounced /ˈædəlsən/; August 4, 1933 – January 11, 2021) was an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He was the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corporation, which owns the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

Sheldon Adelson
Sheldon Adelson crop.jpg
Adelson in June 2010
Born
Sheldon Gary Adelson

(1933-08-04)August 4, 1933
DiedJanuary 11, 2021(2021-01-11) (aged 87)
Alma materCity College of New York
OccupationFounder, Chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands
Net worthUS$ 33.8 billion (November 2020)[1]
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)
  • Sandra Adelson (divorced)
  • Miriam Ochsorn (m. 1991)
Children5

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

He was 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]

In 2001, Adelson was diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy.[4] In February 2019, he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.[5] Adelson died at his home in Malibu, California from the disease on January 11, 2021, at age 87.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "#19 Sheldon Adelson". Forbes. Retrieved November 14, 2020.
  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.
  4. Cohen, Muhammad. "Las Vegas Sands Head Sheldon Adelson Illness Echoes Macau Bid History". Forbes. Archived from the original on March 1, 2019. Retrieved 1 March 2019.
  5. Cano, Regina Garcia (1 March 2019). "Casino mogul, GOP donor Adelson getting treatment for cancer". AP NEWS. Archived from the original on March 1, 2019. Retrieved 1 March 2019.
  6. Johnson, Peter G. (January 12, 2021). "Sheldon Adelson, Las Vegas Convention Visionary and Philanthropist, Dies at 87". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved January 12, 2021.

Other websitesEdit