So it is that Las Vegas Sands chairman Sheldon Adelson finds himself on the witness stand this week, defending his company from a former consultant who alleges he’s owed millions from Las Vegas Sands after persuading Chinese government officials to permit Adelson to expand his empire.
But of course, all of that only dates back to 2001 at the earliest. We wanted to take you back to the beginning, and explain how Adelson ended up at the top of the casino world.
We previously alluded to his rise when we ranked him No. 13 on our Horatio Alger Index of most impressive rags-to-riches stories in America.
If you missed that, you’ll quickly agree that he’s come a long, long way.
He still maintains a lifelong interest in newspapers.
He preferred working though couldn't hold a steady job -- mortgage banking, running a toiletries-packing business for hotels, and operating a charter travel company are just some of the gigs he held.
Source: New York Times
'An unnamed executive from The Venetian hid a ticket for a gambler preselected to win in his shirt sleeve, then pretended to select a ticket before naming the predetermined player as the winner,' the Sun reported.
Source: Las Vegas Sun