Miriam Adelson & family

Rank 57

Miriam Adelson & family

29B

Casinos

Las Vegas, Nevada

United States

  • Miriam and Sheldon Adelson founded the Sheldon G. Adelson Research Clinic in Las Vegas, which treats people for opioid use disorder.
  • Miriam Adelson is the widow of Sheldon Adelson, the former CEO and chairman of casino company Las Vegas Sands, who died at 87 in 2021.
  • She and her family now own more than half of the New York Stock Exchange-listed gambling empire, which has casinos in Singapore and Macao.
  • As GOP megadonors, Miriam and Sheldon Adelson donated $180 million to Republican campaigns and political action committees in 2020.
  • Born in Israel, she became a medical doctor focusing on addiction.
  • In February 2022, Las Vegas Sands sold its assets on the Vegas Strip, the Venetian Resort and the Sands Expo and Convention Center, to Apollo Global and VICI Properties for $6.25 billion.