January 16, 2021

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Sheldon Adelson, billionaire and republican supporter has died

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Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire mogul and power broker who built a casino empire spanning from Las Vegas to China and became a singular force in domestic and international politics has died after a long illness. He was an American businessman, investor, and political donor.

This was made known through a statement released on Tuesday from the Las Vegas Sands company.

The statement reveals that Sheldon G. Adelson, passed away last night (monday) at the age of 87 from complications related to treatment for non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

He was a strong supporter of outgoing US President Donald Trump as well as Israel’s Prime Minister, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Adelson rose to become one of the richest men on the planet thanks to his sprawling chain of casinos.

Forbes estimated his net worth as $35 billion as of Tuesday, a fortune he often used to weigh in on American politics.

He fiercely opposed former Democratic president Barack Obama and was a major donor to his successor Trump, giving nearly $220 million to the president and his fellow Republicans in Congress during the 2020 election cycle.

In a statement, former president George W. Bush, a Republican called Adelson an “American patriot, a generous benefactor of charitable causes, and a strong supporter of Israel. Sheldon battled his way out of a tough Boston neighborhood to build a successful enterprise that loyally employed tens of thousands — and entertained millions”

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