He was a Republican financier, a supporter of Trump, and the head of a huge casino empire. Sheldon Adelson has now died of old age. His fortune is estimated at over 30 billion.
The US multibillionaire Sheldon Adelson has died at the age of 87. The casino mogul and extremely wealthy party donor succumbed to complications from a protracted illness, according to a statement from his wife Miriam on Tuesday. According to a statement by his company Las Vegas Sands, Adelson had been suffering from a form of lymph gland cancer (non-Hodgkin lymphoma) for a long time.
Adelson shaped the US gambling industry for decades with the casino group Sands and made a name for himself as an important financier of the Republican Party, who also donated on a large scale to US President Donald Trump.
Adelson was also considered a close friend of Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “Forbes” recently estimated his fortune at around $ 35 billion.