SHELDON ADELSON APPRECIATED; Congressional Record Vol. 167, No. 8
(Extensions of Remarks - January 13, 2021)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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                            HON. JOE WILSON

                           of south carolina

                    in the house of representatives

                      Wednesday, January 13, 2021

  Mr. WILSON of South Carolina. Madam Speaker, my wife Roxanne and I 
will always be appreciative of Sheldon and Miriam Adelson who hosted us 
on a visit to Israel with a boat ride on a first century replica 
fishing boat on the Sea of Galilee. I am grateful to serve as a co-
chair of the Israel Caucus, Sheldon Adelson was a valued Friend of 
  He is honored by Jonathan Garber of Fox Business with an obituary 
upon his death and our family extends our deepest sympathy to the 
Adelson Family.

       Sheldon Adelson, [Las Vegas Sands CEO] . . . has died 
     following a battle with cancer. He was 87.
       Adelson was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2019 
     and recently stepped away from the company to resume his 
     treatment, the company said on Jan 7.
       `Mr. Adelson was the first employee of Las Vegas Sands--
     ``Team Member Number One'' he liked to say. Today, more than 
     50,000 Sands team members have Dr. Adelson and the entire 
     Adelson family in their thoughts and prayers and are grateful 
     to have had their lives touched by a true force of nature,' 
     according to a statement from Las Vegas Sands.
       Adelson, who is survived by his wife Dr. Miriam Adelson and 
     five children, had a net worth of $35.6 billion as of Jan. 
     11, according to Forbes.
       A funeral will be held in Israel, the birthplace of Miriam 
     Adelson, with plans for a memorial service held in Las Vegas 
     to be announced at a later date, according to the company.
       He entered the casino business in 1989 when he purchased 
     the Sands Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas for $128 million and 
     is credited with helping transform Las Vegas into the top 
     U.S. destination for conventions and exhibitions.
       Adelson in 2007 opened Venetian Macao on the Cotai Strip, 
     helping recreate the Las Vegas Strip in an autonomous region 
     of the People's Republic of China. Three years later, he 
     opened the $6 billion Marina Bay Sands resort in Singapore.

  In conclusion, God Bless our Troops and we will never forget 
September 11th in the Global War on Terrorism.