Left Their Mark

Twenty-three billionair­es died last year. Sixty-one others dropped out of the ranks entirely, including Kylie Jenner.


Sheldon Adelson

AGE: 87

The casino magnate and GOP megadonor built Las Vegas Sands into an empire, amassing a $35 billion fortune, and made bold gambles to rescue the company from near-failure

during the Great Recession.

Joseph Safra

AGE: 82

The world’s richest banker, worth $23 billion, he owned three banks on three continents, London’s Gherkin skyscraper and 50% of banana

producer Chiquita.

Lee Kun-hee

AGE: 78

Lee inherited Samsung Group in 1987 from his father, founder Lee Byung-chull, and built it into South Korea’s biggest conglomera­te. Twice pardoned for bribery and tax charges,

he had been in a coma since 2014.

Benjamin de Rothschild

AGE 57

The heir to Edmond de Rothschild, the European bank founded in 1953 by his father, he died of a heart attack in January. His widow, Ariane de Rothschild, has been

chair of the bank since 2015.

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