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Sheldon Gary Adelson is an American businessman, entrepreneur and philanthropist.
His business career spans more than five decades and has included creating and developing more than 50 different companies.
He is the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, a leading global developer of destination properties which owns The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino and the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The company has several resorts in the US as well as in Asia, where it owns additional casino hotel resorts.
Adelson also owns the Hebrew-language free daily newspaper Israel Hayom which was founded in the summer of 2007.
Adelson and his wife, Dr. Miriam Adelson have donated to a variety of charitable causes, and have founded the Adelson Foundation, a private charity headquartered in Los Angeles.
Adelson has earned multiple honorary degrees and has guest lectured at various universities.
The casino king philanthropist
The award was established by former US president John F. Kennedy and complements the nation’s highest military award, the Medal of Honor.
Guests ate pizza, mini hot dogs, hamburgers and French fries served from elegant dishware.
Adelson, a major backer of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, said his worries about Iran fueled his decision to throw his support behind Trump.
By DANIEL J. ROTH,JTA
Adelson said earlier on Friday during a news conference that he may wait until February's primaries to decide which Republican candidate to support.
Testimony by casino magnate may come back to hurt him if trial resumes in US court.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Chris Christie raised eyebrows by failing to mention Israel once during a speech at a gala attended by Sheldon Adelson last weekend.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,JTA
New York Times columnist says that by staunchly supporting the "occupation" of the West Bank, Adelson is unintentionally leading to Israel's demise.
Daily Show host roasts New Jersey governor for apologizing to casino magnate in Las Vegas.
Chris Christie, who is believed to be mulling a run for president, gave a speech to the Republican Jewish Coalition in Las Vegas on Saturday.
The intruders momentarily took control of the web site belonging to the Las Vegas Sands Corp.
American-Jewish billionaire blasts Obama over negotiations with Tehran; says US should show Iran nuclear capabilities.
By MAYA SHWAYDER, JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT
"American philanthropist,business tycoon Sheldon Adelson and his wife are to be conferred with honorary citizenship of Jerusalem."
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
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