Sheldon Gary Adelson (born 4 August 1933) is a Zionist Jewish American multi-billionaire. He is influential in Israeli media, associated with a pro-Likud daily newspaper distributed for free, now Israel's most widely-read newspaper. Adelson is a member of the American Republican Party and an influential political donor. Adelson was the biggest donor in either party (Republicans or Democrats) in the 2016 election that elected Donald Trump. However, there also many other Jews among the top donors, see the "External links" section, which also discusses various controversies related to Adelson.