Megadonor Sheldon Adelson Gravely Ill With Cancer

The Forward reports:

Billionaire casino magnate and pro-Israel mega-donor Sheldon Adelson is being treated for cancer. Adelson, 85, has been out of his office since late December due to side-effects from his treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

A lawyer representing one of Adelson’s casinos referred to his health as “dire” in court today. Adelson is worth $39 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaire Index. He was the largest outside spender during the 2016 elections.

Last month Adelson donated $500,000 to the Trump legal defense fund. During the 2016 cycle he donated over $25 million to GOP candidates and PACs, resulting in a Presidential Medal of Freedom Award for his wife courtesy of Trump.