Encounters with Donald Trump: $

Sheldon Adelson

In a sign that the billionaire class might now be ready to get behind Donald Trump, who spent most of the primary disparaging their influence, Sheldon Adelson--the second most important GOP financier after the Koch brothers--has announced he will pour $100 million into the formerly self-funded Trump campaign.

Adelson, whose net worth is $26 billion, is chairman and chief executive of Las Vegas Sands Corp. But, as befits a donor to such a populist campaign, the billionaire described himself as "the grandson of a Welsh coal miner and the son of a Boston cab driver" when announcing his support for the New York real estate magnate last week.

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