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Sheldon Adelson, casino mogul and GOP power broker, dies

Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire mogul and power broker who built a casino empire spanning from Las Vegas to China and became a singular force in domestic and international politics has died after a long illness, his wife said Tuesday. Miriam Adelson and the Las Vegas Sands Corp. both released statements confirming Adelson’s death. He was […]

World’s billionaires have more wealth than 4.6 billion people

The world’s 2,153 billionaires have as much wealth as 60% of the world’s population, or 4.6 billion people, Oxfam says. The number of billionaires has doubled in a decade as income and wealth inequality has widened, the anti-poverty group says. The richest 22 men in the world — including Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates — […]