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Sheldon Adelson

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Sheldon Adelson

American business magnate add

Category: Business

Born in 1933.

Countries: United States (48%), United Kingdom (10%), Israel (8%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Las Vegas Sands, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania

Linked to: Forbes, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Haaretz




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Sheldon Adelson was born in 1933 add something


He started a business selling toiletry kits, and in the 1960s he started a charter tours business add something


From the 1970s Adelson lived in Massachusetts with his wife, Sandra, and their three adopted children, Mitchell, Gary and Shelley add something


The original source of Adelson's wealth and current investments was the computer trade show COMDEX, which he and his partners developed for the computer industry; the first show was in 1979 add something


It was the premier computer trade show through much of the 1980s and 1990s add something


In 1988, Adelson and his partners purchased the Sands Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, the former hangout of Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack, in order to bring Las Vegas to a new source of business from the exhibition industry add something


Las Vegas Sands - Entrepreneur Sheldon Adelson and his partners bought the famous Sands Hotel in 1989


Adelson met his current wife Miriam Ochsorn on a blind date the following year and married in 1991 add something


In 1991, while honeymooning in Venice with his second wife, Miriam, Adelson found the inspiration for a mega-resort hotel add something


COMDEX - COMDEX was started by "'The Interface Group"', whose organizers included Sheldon Adelson, who later sold it to Japanese technology conglomerate Softbank Corp. in 1995


Adelson spearheaded a major project to bring the Sands name to Macau, the Chinese gambling city that had been a Portuguese colony until December 1999 add something


In the late 2000s, Adelson and the company decided to build a casino resort in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania add something


The one million-square-foot Sands Macao became the People's Republic of China's first Las Vegas-style casino when it opened in May 2004 add something


Mitchell died of a drug overdose in 2005 add something


It is one of five stand-alone casinos that was awarded a slots license by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board in 2006 add something


When this failed, he proceeded with parallel plans to publish a free daily newspaper to compete with "Israeli", a newspaper he had co-founded in 2006 but had left add something


In May 2006, Adelson's Las Vegas Sands was awarded a hotly contested license to construct a casino resort in Singapore's Marina Bay add something


In 2007, Adelson made an unsuccessful bid to purchase the Israeli newspaper "Maariv" add something


The first edition of the new newspaper, "Israel HaYom", was published on July 30, 2007 add something


Adelson successfully sued the "Daily Mail" of London for libel in 2008 add something


And in November, 2008, Las Vegas Sands Corp. announced that it might default on bonds that it had outstanding, signaling the potential bankruptcy of the concern add something


In 2008 Richard Suen, a Hong Kong businessman who had helped Adelson make connections with top Chinese officials in order to obtain the Macao license, took Adelson to court in Las Vegas alleging he had reneged on his agreement to allow Suen to profit from the venture add something


In 2008, the share prices of the Las Vegas Sands Corp. plunged add something


Adelson and his wife, Miriam Adelson, were presented with the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars of the Smithsonian Institution on March 25, 2008 add something


Additionally, President George W. Bush appointed the Adelsons to serve on the Honorary Delegation to accompany him to Jerusalem for the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the State of Israel in May 2008 add something


A June 2008 profile in "The New Yorker" detailed several controversies involving Adelson add something


In 2010, during the late-2000s global recession, Adelson told "The Wall Street Journal" "If it were today, we probably wouldn't have started it add something


This trend was already observed by a TGI survey in July 2010 add something


Table games began operation on July 18, 2010 add something


In 2011, the Israeli press said that Adelson was unhappy with coverage of him on Israeli Channel 10, which alleged that Adelson had acquired a casino license in Las Vegas inappropriately through political connections add something


Politicians he has donated to since January 2011 include U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell , U.S. House Speaker John Boehner , U.S. Senator Dean Heller , U.S. Congressman Mark Amodei , U.S. Congressman Joe Heck and former Florida House Speaker Adam Hasner add something


According to a Target Group Index survey published in July 2011, "Israel HaYom", which unlike all other Israeli newspapers is distributed for free, became the number-one daily newspaper four years after its inception add something


In December 2011, during Gingrich's bid for the U.S. presidency, Adelson spoke favorably of controversial remarks Gingrich had made about Palestinians, saying "read the history of those who call themselves Palestinians, and you will hear why Gingrich said recently that the Palestinians are an invented people add something


Ronald Lauder - In September 2011 Israeli media published accounts that Lauder had put heavy pressure on the executives of the channel to broadcast a personal apology to the businessman Sheldon Adelson with regards to a profile that the channel had broadcast in January 2011


For the 2012 United States presidential election, Adelson has said he will "fully support" the Republican nominee add something


In February 2012, Adelson told "Forbes" magazine that he is "against very wealthy ­people attempting to or influencing elections add something


In August 2012, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, after being threatened with a libel suit, apologized and withdrew two blog posts that claimed Adelson had donated "Chinese prostitution money" to Republicans add something


As of October 2012, Adelson is listed as the 24th richest person in the world with an estimated net worth of 21,8 billion add something


Sarah Silverman - On July 16, 2012, Silverman set up a website called "Scissor Sheldon" on which she proposed to perform sexual acts with casino magnate Sheldon Adelson in exchange for his making a monetary contribution to the Barack Obama campaign for re-election


In February, 2013, the Las Vegas Sands, in a regulatory filing, acknowledged that it had likely violated federal law prohibiting foreign officials add something


A federal judge eventually dismissed the suit in September 2013, ordering Adelson to pay the DCCC's legal fees add something


In a panel discussion at Yeshiva University on October 22, 2013, Adelson said that the United States must get tougher about Iran's suspected nuclear weapons program add something


In March 2014 Adelson was set to hold one-on-one chats with possible candidates Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, Scott Walker, and John Kasich during the spring meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition held at Adelson's luxury hotel and casino The Venetian Las Vegas add something


On March 31, 2014, Adelson received the go-ahead from a Jerusalem court to purchase Ma'ariv and the conservative religious Zionist newspaper Makor Rishon add something


In early 2015 Adelson publicly backed a bill introduced in the US House of Representatives add something


According to the Washington Post, Adelson's strategy for the 2016 United States presidential election is to support a mainstream candidate capable of winning in 2016 add something


According to the Washington Post, Adelson's strategy for the 2016 United States presidential election is to support a mainstream candidate capable of winning in 2016 add something


Friday 23 September 2016, Guardian add something


In October 2016 Adelson donated one million dollars to the campaign against Massachusetts ballot question 4 the Massachusetts Legalization, Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Initiative which would legalize marijuana for personal use add something


On January 2, 2017 the subject's Airbus A345 jet set a record for the Ben Gurion International Airport by making the longest flight ever leaving the airport by flying nonstop to Honolulu, Hawaii by way of the Artic Ocean add something


At the November 2017 conference of the Israeli-American Council, Adelson declared that the organization should become primarily a political lobbying group on Israel-related issues add something