Adelson is the majority shareholder of Las Vegas Sands, the world's largest casino company. Gambling's richest man parlayed the $862 million sale of his Interface conference company -- which included the Comdex technology gathering -- into the Venetian resort in Las Vegas. Today he operates casinos and convention centers in the U.S., Macau and Singapore.
Sheldon Adelson told a jury he wasn’t involved in and didn’t authorize an offer that former Las Vegas Sands Corp. President William Weidner made to a Hong Kong businessman for a share of the company’s profit in Macau.
Las Vegas Sands Corp. Chairman Sheldon Adelson returned to the witness stand, saying if he didn’t defend the lawsuit brought by a Hong Kong businessman, there would be a line around the block with people suing him.
Just three months ago, with Newt Gingrich trailing four other candidates for the Republican presidential nomination, the former House Speaker appeared in Las Vegas at Mundo, a Mexican restaurant, for a $500-a-plate fundraiser.