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Chris Christie slams Obama on foreign policy

NEW YORK, May 19 (UPI) --New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie slammed the Obama administration in a speech Sunday for its "disappointing" execution of U.S. foreign policy.
Aileen Graef
Bill Gates tops Forbes' list of billionaires

Bill Gates tops Forbes' list of billionaires

NEW YORK, March 3 (UPI) -- Microsoft founder Bill Gates has regained the top spot on Forbes magazine's annual list of global billionaires for the 15th time in the last 20 years.
Ananth Baliga

527 groups hauled in $133M in donations last year

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- The 488 largest U.S. political action committees raised a combined $133 million last year to support various causes, tax filings show.

Index: Billionaires' aggregate net worth $3.7T in 2013

NEW YORK, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- The richest people in the world got even richer in 2013, with U.S. software mogul Bill Gates leading the way, the Bloomberg Billionaires Index indicated.
Politics 2014: Endorsements for McConnell not coming in from Tea Party

Politics 2014: Endorsements for McConnell not coming in from Tea Party

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, a darling of the Republican Party's conservative wing, didn't offer support for party leader in the Senate, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, when asked if he would back McConnell over Tea Party-backed challenger Matt Bevin in the primary.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Spain's Eurovegas stalled amid demand to allow smoking

MADRID, July 13 (UPI) -- Las Vegas gambling mogul Sheldon Adelson said he would delay the start of construction of a resort in Spain until smoking restrictions are lifted.
Obama, Romney broke fundraising records

Obama, Romney broke fundraising records

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Democrat Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney each raised more than $1 billion in the 2012 U.S. presidential election race, federal records show.

Brewer speech largely ignored by governors

PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz., Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer delivered a brief keynote address at the Western Governors Association, though just two of her 19 colleagues showed up to hear it.
Karl Rove's efforts go down in flames

Karl Rove's efforts go down in flames

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- The real loser last week on Election Day appears to be Karl Rove, who now has to explain to his shadowy billionaire donors how he spent hundreds of millions of dollars in "independent" expenditures on Mitt Romney's behalf and came up a cropper.
MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Correspondent

Israel denies trying to sway U.S. election

BEERSHBA, Israel, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson's support for Republican nominee Mitt Romney did not amount to Israeli interference in the U.S. election, an Israeli official said.
Republicans: Spending kept race close

Republicans: Spending kept race close

BOSTON, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- The biggest Republican donors gave millions of dollars for a 2012 election that brought little change to the U.S. political landscape, political analysts said.
Adelsons donate $10M to Romney-backing PAC

Adelsons donate $10M to Romney-backing PAC

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and his wife gave $10 million to a super PAC backing Republican U.S. presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, a financial form revealed.
Obama, Romney trade barbs on Medicare

Obama, Romney trade barbs on Medicare

BEALLSVILLE, Ohio, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. presidential candidates traded Medicare and economy barbs as their battleground-state bus tours promised to stay focused on pocketbook issues Tuesday.
Vegas casino in money-laundering probe

Vegas casino in money-laundering probe

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Authorities are investigating Las Vegas Sands Corp. and several of its executives for allegedly failing to report possible money-laundering, officials said.
Commentary: Romney's war cry

Commentary: Romney's war cry

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney showed no reluctance to back Israel to the hilt if it opted to bomb Iran’s nuclear installations.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large
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Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert reads a book next to Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson at ceremony to honor donors at Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem on Friday, October 27, 2006. American casino magnate Sheldon Adelson has pledged $25 million to Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial, the largest gift ever given to the museum by a private donor. (UPI Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis/POOL)
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Sheldon Gary Adelson (born August 6, 1933) is an American billionaire businessman. Adelson is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Las Vegas Sands Corp., the parent company of Venetian Macao Limited which operates The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino and the Sands Expo and Convention Center. Adelson vastly increased his net worth upon the initial public offering of Las Vegas Sands in December 2004. He is currently the 13th richest American, with a fortune amounting to $14.7 billion.

Adelson's parents were Jewish. His father's family came from Eastern Europe. Adelson was born and grew up in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, a section of Boston, where his father was an entrepreneur and sometimes drove a taxicab. He worked at a young age selling newspapers on local street corners and owned his first business by the time he was twelve. In the years that followed, 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 with two friends. He went to college at City College of New York but did not complete a degree there.

Adelson was born into a traditionally Democratic family but became a staunch Republican as his wealth grew. "Why is it fair that I should be paying a higher percentage of taxes than anyone else?" he was reported to have once asked. He began making major contributions to the Republican National Committee following clashes with labor unions at his Las Vegas properties.

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