Billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, whose gambling and hotel businesses turned him into a major political power broker in the US and Israel, has died.
The founder of the Las Vegas Sands casino company, Mr Adelson was known for his support of conservative causes and Israel.
His death was caused by complications related to his treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, the Las Vegas Sands company said in a statement.
Sheldon Adelson life
He started working early, selling newspapers on street corners as a teenager.
A college dropout, he saw his first success as the organiser of an early computer business convention.
Looking for more space to host visitors for the event, he entered the hospitality business.