3. Sheldon Adelson

“I never thought about becoming wealthy. It never crossed my mind. What really motivated me was to try to accomplish something. Achievement is the motivation of entrepreneurs.”

This quote was taken from an interview with The Jewish Press on December 28, 2011.

J-Connection: The son of Ukrainian Jewish immigrants, casino mogul Sheldon Adelson is a huge donor to multiple Jewish organizations including Jerusalem’s Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and the Zionist Organization of America. He is also the single largest donor to the Birthright Israel program.