Many people lose their wealth due to gambling. But some people actually benefit from gambling, one of which is Sheldon Adelson, the Chairman, and CEO of Las Vegas Sands casino company. Sheldon Adelson is one, of the biggest gambling house entrepreneurs in the world.
Forbes revealed that currently, Sheldon’s wealth reaches USD 31.1 billion. With this total wealth, Sheldon is ranked the 21st richest billionaire in the world or is ranked 15th richest person in the United States.
Sheldon was born in Boston, August 1933. He was born to a modest family, his father worked as a taxi driver. In 1950, Adelson undertook tertiary education in New York and took up corporate finance. But he did not finish his studies and later became a United States soldier.
Shortly after, Sheldon decided to resign as a soldier and began working as an investment advisor and broker. In 1979 Sheldon succeeded in building a business and developing the COMDEX computer trade. From that business, he then bought hotels and casinos in Las Vegas.
He developed a gambling home business to Singapore, the Middle East, and Macau. In 1988 Sheldon bought Casino Sands at a fairly cheap price. The casino is part of the facility which is the largest integrated resort in the world.
In 1995, Sheldon obtained a license from the Chinese government to expand casinos in Macau. Later in 2010, Sheldon opened a casino complex with a value of US $ 5.7 billion in Singapore. It is a casino located in Sky Park.
From the results of Casino Sheldon being a world philanthropist. Dan and his wife often balance tens of millions of dollars for various organizations. In addition, Sheldon has also contributed to Israel’s Birthright, Holocaust Martyr, Heroes’ Warning Authority, and the Holocaust Art Museum. Sheldon Adelson is a member of the board of directors of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.