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The billionaire you may not know

Posted by Martin Finucane March 13, 2007 03:41 PM

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Sheldon Adelson
(AP Photo by Kin Cheung)

NATICK

A little-known foundation in Natick is going to spend some of the money amassed by one of the world's richest individuals.

Sheldon Adelson is the third-richest man in America with $26 billion in his wallet. The former Dorchester resident chose Natick as the site of one of his new foundations, the Sheldon and Miriam Adelson Foundation, Globe columnist Steven Syre writes.

Adelson, chairman and majority owner of Las Vegas Sands Inc., made a chunk of his wealth in Needham with the now-defunct Interface Group, a company that staged trade shows.

-- Adam Sell

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