Party Poker Head Makes Forbes Rich List
The Forbes List of the 400 richest people in the US is full of billionaires with both the offline and online casino industry being represented.
Anurag Dikshit PartyGaming founder was the only representative from the online casino sector after making his fortune after the floatation of PartyGaming. The flotation made Dikshit an overnight billionaire; he is thought to now be worth around $2.5 billion.
One of the biggest movers up the list was Sheldon Adelson, Chairman of the Board and principal owner of Las Vegas Sands Corporation, the parent company of the Venetian chain of casinos. Adelson ($20.5m) stands third in the list having made a reported $1 million per hour over the last two years.
Other casino moguls mentioned in the list include Stanley Ho, who made his $7 million dollar fortune through a government granted monopoly over the Macau gambling industry, and Nevadan Steve Wynn, who is also a part of the Macau industry, and made his $2.6 billion from his self titled casino in Las Vegas.
Editor, Jackpot.co.uk - 2006-10-09 12:54:30