Sheldon Adelson, the founder, chairman and CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corp., has died, several news outlets reported Tuesday. He was 87.
Adelson has been a longtime donor to the Republican Party, giving more than $430 million to conservatives during the 2020 campaign. He was an early and longtime supporter of President Trump during his initial run for the White House, giving him a total of $25 million.
He made an even larger donation near the end of Trump’s re-election bid, contributing a staggering $75 million to a Super PAC affiliated with his candidacy, according to news outlet ProPublica.
Adelson was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2019 and recently stepped away from the company to resume his treatment. His wife, Miriam, said on Tuesday that he had died after complications from the illness.
“Sheldon was the love of my life. He was my partner in romance, philanthropy, political activism and enterprise. He was my soulmate,” she wrote in a press release announcing his death.