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Sheldon Adelson, megadonor to Israel and Republicans, is dead at 87

 

January 22, 2021

(JTA) — Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino magnate whose philanthropy had an unparalleled influence on American and Israeli politics and Jewish causes, has died at 87.

Adelson, the chief executive of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, had an especially outsized influence in Las Vegas, the seat of his global gaming empire where many Jewish institutions are named after him and his wife, Miriam.

Adelson was a megadonor who set records for his political giving to Republicans. In his final years, he was also a significant supporter of President Donald Trump. A newspaper he owns, the Las Veg...



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