#9. Sheldon Adelson $37.1 Billion
Adelson is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Las Vegas Sands Corp., parent company of Venetian Macao Limited, which operates the Sands Expo and Convention Center and The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino.
Most of his income comes from his partnership in creating the trade show COMDEX for the computer industry developed in 1979.
His net worth has increased through his business ventures within the casino industry.
Adelson allegedly had a hand in a particular bill being shot down in the house, although he has denied this.