Sheldon Adelson: Adelson is a business magnate, investor, and philanthropist who is the chairman and CEO of the Las Vegas Sands corporation. He believes that the only way to get ahead is to do things differently than the status quo, and success will follow if you are a risk-taker.
Adelson’s fundamental belief is that as an entrepreneur, he doesn’t have to be an expert in a specific industry, but he needs to know how to run a business. Every project starts with a dream or vision, and adversity is the mother of invention. Adelson also believes that people are entitled to make mistakes, and nobody is perfect.
Given the reputation of the casino industry it’s a breath of fresh air to see such a down to earth man of humble beginnings with such a good set of values. It shows who Sheldon Adelson really was.
Any generalist businessman could set up any kind of business at all every project starts out with a dream and one of this man’s many dreams was the Venetian in Las Vegas and he is the man responsible for the strip in Macau. American business magnate investor and philanthropist he’s the chairman and CEO of the Las Vegas Sands corporation as of June 2015 having started business at age 12. He had an estimated fortune of twenty-eight billion dollars.
I couldn’t be a liar I can only tell the truth I would be very bad lair I say that my father told me my father never left me with anything material but he left me the richest as rich as I could be with values.
Necessity is the mother of invention and when it’s there’s an adverse condition or conservative conditions. He always found I was born to in an underprivileged way I couldn’t get into the mainstream of business where I was born and raised in Boston and went to the wrong school and had the wrong surname. You know the score.
The people who were in business they said the bankers and the old businessman they don’t allow people like me in. I couldn’t get in, so I figured a way that I had to do something different than the way everybody else did.
Philanthropy is not its primary responsibility, but I’ll see philanthropy not solely as a responsibility I see it as an honour.