FFrom Boston newspaper salesman to mega-billionaire casino mogul, Sheldon Adelson’s life has been a remarkable American achievement.
Adelson, who died Tuesday at 87 after a long battle with blood cancer non-Hodgkin lymphoma, was the pugnacious son of a Dorchester, Massachusetts, cab driver who became one of the wealthiest men in the world. world. Its glittering Las Vegas Sands Corp. in Las Vegas, Macau and Singapore set a standard of styling and integration of a tourism and convention business model that changed the gaming industry. Company market capitalization: $ 45 billion. Adelson ranked 19th on the Forbes 400 list with a net worth of $ 35.9 billion.
Adelson has used millions of this wealth to become a major political influencer in the United States and Israel. At home, he donated hundreds of millions to the Republican Party and financed the presidential fortune of Donald Trump, whose reckless administration put the Republic in jeopardy. Abroad, Adelson’s membership in Bibi Netanyahu and the right-wing Likud party transcended obsession and was deceived by his newspaper Israel Hayom.
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