Sheldon Adelson tops gaming sector in Forbes World’s Billionaires 2015

Forbes released its annual World’s Top Billionaires List, with Las Vegas Sands Sheldon Adelson topping the gambling sector.

Despite losing $6.6 billion off his fortune, the Godfather of some Republicans Adelson still made it to the top 20, with an estimated $31.4 billion in net worth.

He ranked 18th on this year’s worldwide list, 13th in the United States, from 8th place in 2014. Adelson has been spending his hundreds of million of dollars financing politicians to push his anti-internet gambling law.

Chinese businessman Lui Che-Woo made it to top 100, ranked at 82nd with an estimated $11.6 billion in net worth.  Che-woo is the chairman of K. Wah Company and owner of Galaxy Entertainment Group, the parent company of Asian-based casinos including, StarWorld Macau, the Grand Waldo Hotel in the Cotai Strip, and Galaxy Macau. His two new casinos, Galaxy Phase II and Broadway at Galaxy will double the size of his Galaxy Entertainment’s presence in Macau.

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