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Sheldon Adelson
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Adelson in June 2010
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

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.

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]


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