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Birthname: Sheldon Gary Adelson
Birth Date: 1933/8/4/or/6/
Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Nationality: American
Known For: Casino and hotel magnate
Alma Mater: City College of New York (List of college dropout billionaires)
Occupation: Chairman and CEO of the Las Vegas Sands
Networth: {{profit}} $20.5 billion (2012) Spouse: Miriam Ochsorn
Children: 5
Sheldon Gary Adelson (pronounced /E?A?dE?lsE?n/) (born August 4, 1933) is an American business magnate. He is the chairman and chief executive officer of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, the parent company of Venetian Macao Limited which operates The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino and the Sands Expo and Convention Center. He also owns the Israeli daily newspaper Israel HaYom. As of October 2012, Adelson is listed as the 24th richest person in the world with an estimated net worth of 21.8 billion. Previously, he was listed in the Forbes 400 as the 12th wealthiest American.
Adelson was born and grew up in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Sarah (nA(C)e Tonkin) and Arthur Adelson. His father drove a taxi and his mother, who immigrated from the U.K., ran a knitting store. His family was Jewish. He worked as a mortgage broker, investment adviser and financial consultant. He started a business selling toiletry kits, and in the 1960s he started a charter tours business. Adelson went to college at the City College of New York, but dropped out.
The original source of Adelson's wealth and current investments was the computer trade show COMDEX, which he and his partners developed for the computer industry; the first show was in 1979. It was the premier computer trade show through much of the 1980s and 1990s.
In 1995, Adelson and his partners sold the Interface Group Show Division, including the COMDEX shows, to SoftBank Corporation of Japan for $862 million; Adelson's share was over $500 million.
In 1988, Adelson and his partners purchased the Sands Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, the former hangout of Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack, in order to bring Las Vegas to a new source of business from the exhibition industry. The following year, Adelson and his partners constructed the Sands Expo and Convention Center, then the only privately owned and operated convention center in the US.
In 1991, while honeymooning in Venice with his secon

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