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Sheldon Adelson
 Adelson, 73, is the third richest person in the U.S., with a net worth of $20.5 billion, according to Forbes Magazine in 2006. His is a true rags-to-riches tale: The son of a Boston cabdriver, Adelson grew up in the poor (then-Jewish) neighborhood of Dorchester. At age 12, he borrowed $200 from his uncle to sell newspapers on the street, and made his first fortune by creating the computer industry's premier trade show, COMDEX, in the mid-1980s, which he sold to a Japanese company for $862 million in 1995. He has operated over 50 businesses. His major windfall came in Las Vegas and Macao, China, where he has started multiple real estate businesses, largely casinos and hotels. His Las Vegas Sands Corp., which he took public in 2004, owns and operates the Venetian Casino Resort and the Sands Expo and Convention Center.

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