Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson is a major financier and backer of conservative Republican candidates and causes.
Sheldon Adelson Is Worth $29 Billion, 17th Richest Man In The World. “Adelson, who is the world’s 17th richest man according to Forbes with an estimated $29bn fortune, collected total pay of $14m in 2013.” [The Guardian, 1/29/15]
Adelson Hosted An Event For 2016 Republican Presidential Candidates To Kiss His Ring. “Sen. Ted Cruz, former Gov. Rick Perry, and other 2016 presidential hopefuls flocked to Sin City on Saturday to tout their support for Israel at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s spring meeting, where hundreds of influential conservative donors gathered to evaluate the emerging field. The event was hosted by gaming billionaire and GOP mega-donor Sheldon Adelson at his palatial Venetian Hotel, famous for an indoor canal where gondoliers serenade casino-goers as they drift past celebrity chef restaurants, designer clothing stores, and a scented oxygen bar.” [MSNBC, 4/25/15]