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.
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... Read More