(TargetLiberty.org) – Billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson has died at age 87. He was a major donor to the Republican Party and a loyal supporter of President Trump for many years.
Sheldon was a true American patriot and a giant among men. He treated his employees like family. His philanthropic generosity changed countless lives. The US-Israel relationship is stronger today because of him. My heart goes out to the Adelson family. https://t.co/AjZHPVsD1e
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) January 12, 2021
Sheldon Gary Adelson was born into a working-class Boston family in 1933, served in the US Army then started a series of businesses, becoming a millionaire in the 1960s. In the 1980s he bought the Sands Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV, and turned it into The Venetian, the tallest hotel in Vegas. He went on to build casinos in Pennsylvania, Macau and Singapore, creating the world’s largest gaming company.
For decades Adelson used his fortune to help conservative causes and the state of Israel. He supported Republican candidates with more than $430 million through the last election cycle and helped finance President Trump’s White House run. He died at his home in Malibu, CA, on January 11.
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