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BILLIONAIRE GOP DONOR ADELSON DIES AT 87
Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire founder and CEO of Las Vegas Sands and one of President Donald Trump’s largest donors, has died at 87 from complications related to treatment for non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, the casino company announced Tuesday. Adelson brought singing gondoliers to the Las Vegas Strip, yet in his later years, he became known for his political activism. With an estimated net worth of $41.4 billion, Adelson and his wife, Miriam, had contributed more than $123 million to conservative politicians in the 2018 election cycle – more than any other U.S. citizen.