KINGMAKER MEETS MAKER
Republican favourite billionaire Sheldon Adelson has gone downstairs to spend more time with his friends aged 87. Adelson owned several large newspapers, and the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, so had a few pennies (33.5 billion) by time of death. He was heavily involved in politics, funding the anti-cannabis lobby, being a hawk on Iran, and being heavily against the two state solution for the Israeli/Palestine problem, among other hobbies. He was also known for his charity spending, such as the time he funded Newt Gringrich’s attempt to become President. He endorsed Donald Trump as President, but later went against him, which explains why he only spent 100 million dollars on Trump’s failed re-election bid. Adelson was picked by 2 teams, both cursing the other for the lack of 4 bonus unique points – Huddled Masses and Perhaps Pointless Punts.
4 August 1933 – 11 January 2021