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Sheldon Adelson

Entrepreneur and Founder of Las Vegas Sands Sheldon Adelson

Profession: Entrepreneur and Founder of Las Vegas Sands

United States of America

Biography: One of the richest people in the world with a net worth near $35 billion, Adelson is the founder and CEO of Las Vegas Sands, a casino and resort company.

Adelson's company owns the Marina Bay Sands resort in Singapore, the Venetian Resort in Las Vegas, and a host of other luxury properties around the world.

Born: August 4, 1933
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo

Died: January 11, 2021 (aged 87)
Cause of Death: Complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a form of blood cancer

Historical Events

  • 2007-08-28 The Venetian Macao, the second-largest casino in the world, opens in Macao, owned by Las Vegas Sands
  • 2010-06-23 Marina Bay Sands casino resort owned by Las Vegas sands officially opens in Singapore, with an infinity pool on the world's largest cantilevered platform

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