Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire mogul and power broker who built a casino empire spanning from Las Vegas to China and became a singular force in domestic and international politics has died after a long illness.
Some photos from Adelson's life:
Venetian Resort Chairman Sheldon Adelson stands before some of the Italian artwork that was recreated to adorn the Venetian Resort hotel-casino in Las Vegas March 17, 1999. The resort is scheduled to open April 22, 1999. The resort also features upscale shopping, a Canyon Ranch Spa and a Madame Tussaud wax museum. (AP Photo/Laura Rauch)
Hong Kong billionaire and casino magnate Stanley Ho, second left, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Las Vegas Sands William Widner, second right, owner of the Las Vegas Sands, Las Vegas tycoon Sheldon Adelson, right, and Adelson's wife Miriam, left, toast during a tour of the Las Vegas Sands casino in Macau shortly after the casino's opening ceremony Tuesday, May 18, 2004. (AP Photo/Anat Givon)
Sheldon Adelson, Chairman and CEO of The Las Vegas Sands Corporation speaks at news conference during the opening ceremony of Four Seasons Hotel in Cotai Strip in Macau, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
U.S. billionaire businessman, Sheldon Adelson, left, speaks to his wife Dr. Miriam Adelson, during an event at Israeli President Shimon Peres' residence in Jerusalem, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2007. Adelson's charitable foundation donated US$ 30 million (euro 21.9 million) to Taglit-Birthright Israel, an organization that brings young Jewish people to Israel. In 2006 Adelson ranked third on Forbes magazine's list of the richest Americans. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
U.S. president George W. Bush, left, sits next to American businessman Sheldon Adelson, right, at the President's Conference in Jerusalem, Wednesday, May 14, 2008. Bush is visiting Israel on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the state. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
Chief Executive Sheldon Adelson addresses the media during the grand opening ceremony at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, Thursday Feb. 17, 2011 in Singapore. Singapore's second casino-resort opened Thursday, a massive $5.7 billion project by Las Vegas Sands Corp. that aims to makeover the city-state as a Southeast Asian gambling and tourism magnet.(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
Las Vegas Sands Corp. CEO Sheldon Adelson testifies for a second day in Clark County district court, Friday, April 5, 2013, in Las Vegas. Attorneys for Hong Kong businessman Richard Suen say Sands owes him $328 million because he worked behind the scenes to help the company win a gambling license in the Chinese enclave of Macau. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Las Vegas Sands Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson watches a lion dance at the opening ceremony of the Sands Cotai Central in Macau Wednesday, April 12, 2012. Adelson's Macau casino operator launched its long-delayed fourth resort, a $4.4 billion complex that is its latest bet on continued strong growth in the world's biggest gambling market. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson attends a campaign fundrasing event with Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at Red Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
Las Vegas Sands Corporation Chief Executive and Republican mega donor Sheldon Adelson, stands as he is recognized by President Donald Trump during a Medal of Freedom ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Adelson's wife Miriam Adelson received a Medal of Freedom. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
President Donald Trump stands alongside Las Vegas Sands Corporation Chief Executive and Republican mega donor Sheldon Adelson before speaking at the Israeli American Council National Summit in Hollywood, Fla., Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Sheldon Adelson, left, with his wife Miriam Adelson, are seated and Brian Hook, U.S. special representative for Iran, before an event with President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, to announce the Trump administration's much-anticipated plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Businessman and Republican donor Sheldon Adelson waits for the arrival of President Donald Trump to a campaign rally at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Sheldon Adelson, chairman and Chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp, speaks during the ceremony of topping off of the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel in Macau Monday, Aug. 28, 2006. The hotel will open at next year, which is one of the largest hotels in Aisa. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
U.S. billionaire Sheldon Adelson speaks during a press conference for the opening of Parisian Macao in Macau, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016. Adelson was set to throw open the doors Tuesday to the French-themed Parisian Macao, the mogul's fifth property in the former Portuguese colony. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
The billionaire mogul and power broker who built a casino empire spanning from Las Vegas to China and became a singular force in politics has died after a long illness, his wife said.
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