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  • high above on a limestone ridge overlooking Jerusalem's Old City, Mourners said good bye to Sheldon Adelson, the mogul who turned Las Vegas Sands into the world's largest casino company.

  • His wife, Miriam, and other family members laid Adelson is Coffin to rest.

  • On Friday, he was a self made man from a poor Jewish immigrant family in Boston.

  • He built lavish gambling palaces in Las Vegas, Macau and Singapore that made him into one of the world's richest men, with a net worth of $34 billion.

  • He used some of that wealth in the world of politics, where he bankrolled Republicans, including President Donald Trump.

  • He was also a big donor to Jewish causes.

  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who was president when Adelson is body arrived at the airport, praised him as a huge Jewish patriot.

  • Adelson saw one of his long cherished goals realized in 2017, when Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital Ah, move that infuriated Palestinians and placed the US at odds with most of the rest of the world.

high above on a limestone ridge overlooking Jerusalem's Old City, Mourners said good bye to Sheldon Adelson, the mogul who turned Las Vegas Sands into the world's largest casino company.

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Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson buried in Jerusalem

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/01/15
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