By Bilal Dhudi
Wealth is often one of the first things people think about when they think of las vegas.
And with good reason - the city is home to some of the wealthiest people in the world. But who is the richest person in las vegas?
The answer may surprise you. The richest person in las vegas was casino owner Sheldon Adelson, with a net worth of over 40 billion dollars at the time of his death in January 2021.
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Adelson was one of the most successful casino owners in the world and his wealth was growing when he was alive.
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He was also a major political donor, giving millions of dollars to candidates from both parties.
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So there you have it - the richest person in las vegas was Sheldon Adelson that no longer in this world. If you ever find yourself in the city, be sure to keep an eye out for him.
Full Name: Sheldon Gary Adelson Born: August 4, 1933 Parents: Arthur Adelson, Sarah Adelson Died: January 11, 2021 (aged 87) Net worth: $40 billion
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