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Sheldon Adelson developed COMDEX, a computer trade show, which made him a fortune and launched him into the casino resort business.
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Adelson is a member of the board of directors of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.
In 2007, Sheldon Adelson established the Adelson Family Charitable Trust, which is expected to donate $200 million to Jewish and Israeli causes.
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