Remembering Sheldon Adelson
January 22, 2021
The Jewish world has lost one of its most prolific funders with the passing of Sheldon Adelson, whose business empire spanned continents and whose $35 billion personal fortune ranked him #38 on the Forbes list worldwide.
At times outspoken and controversial, Adelson, age 87, had been receiving treatment for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Though Jews are disproportionately generous in charitable giving, less than 10 percent of Jewish mega-donations go to Jewish or Israeli causes.
Sheldon Adelson broke that mold. Together with his wife Miriam, the Adelson Family Charitable Trust donates...