Sheldon Adelson

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Sheldon Gary Adelson (born August 6, 1933) is an American casino magnate. Adelson is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Las Vegas Sands Corp., the parent company of Venetian Macao Limited which operates The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino and the Sands Expo and Convention Center. Adelson vastly increased his net worth upon the initial public offering of Las Vegas Sands in December 2004. He is currently the 5th wealthiest American and 16th wealthiest person in the world, with a net worth of $23.3 billion.

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Adelson was born and grew up in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts.Gary Rivlin, , New York Times, January 17, 2008 Adelson went to college at City College of New York but did not complete a degree there.

"Why is it fair that I should be paying a higher percentage of taxes than anyone else?" he once asked. He began making major contributions to the Republican National Committee following clashes with labor unions at his Las Vegas properties.Connie Bruck, , New Yorker Profile, June, 2008.

Adelson divorced his first wife, Sandra, in 1988 and met his current wife, Miriam...
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