Sheldon Adelson[table border=”0″]Net Worth, $34.4 Billion,,,
Source of Wealth, Casino and hotel magnate ,,,
Sheldon Adelson was ranked as the 12th richest person on the planet in 2013. His estimated net worth is an incredible $34.4 billion. He started earning his fortune through the computer industry when he helped to start COMDEX, a trade show for technology that premiered in 1979.
He made a significant fortune in 1995 when he sold COMDEX’s parent company Interface Group Show Division. Much of his current fame comes from investments in the casino and hotel industry. He is the CEO and chairman of Las Vegas Sands Corporation. The conglomerate owns Venetian Macao, which in turn owns the world-renowned Sands Expo and Convention Center, as well as the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino. In Israel, there is a daily paper called Israel HaYom. Adelson is its owner. He and his wife are known as generous philanthropists, having started the Adelson Foundation.