Sheldon Adelson—Casino Magnate And Major GOP Donor—Dead At 87

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Topline Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire behind one of the world’s largest casino and resort empires, died Monday night from complications related to the treatment of non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.  Sheldon Adelson attends Friends of The Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) Western Region Gala at The ... [+] Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 1, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. Getty Images Key Facts Las Vegas Sands, the casino company which Adelson led as CEO and chairman, announced the 87-year-old entrepreneur’s passing in a statement released Tuesday morning.  “Born to immigrant parents and raised in a poor section of Boston, Mr. Adelson went from a teenager selling newspapers on a street corner to becoming one of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs,” read the statement.

Adelson, who was diagnosed with lymphoma in March 2019, announced last week that he was taking a leave of absence from Las Vegas Sands to receive cancer treatment. Big Number $35.1 billion. That’s how much Forbes estimates Adelson’s fortune was worth as of March 2019. Key Background Adelson only got his start in the casino business more...