Sheldon is most famous for being the CEO of the Las Vegas Sands casino empire. Although he currently has a net worth of $29.5 billion, he wasn’t always so rich. In fact, Sheldon was born into poverty, which fueled his desire to make money even when he was a kid. When he turned 12, he got his first job selling newspapers in Boston. Adelson attended the City College of New York for two years, but left to join the army. However, he ultimately got discharged because he wanted to pursue his business interests. During his career, Sheldon managed to start over 50 different businesses.