Sheldon Adelson, the Las Vegas casino magnate and highly sought-after Republican mega-donor, still isn't sure which Republican presidential candidate he will back for the nomination in 2016. But Adelson's younger, lesser-known brother has lent his support to Sen. Lindsey Graham's long-shot White House bid.
Graham named Lenny Adelson, along with 38 others, to his long-shot campaign's national finance committee on Thursday.
Lenny Adelson typically keeps a much lower political profile than his brother. While Sheldon Adelson and his wife Miriam gave nearly $100 million in disclosed contributions to conservative outside groups during the past two election cycles, the only disclosed federal donations Lenny Adelson made during that time frame were a pair of contributions to two House candidates—one Republican and one Democrat—in his home state of Massachusetts, according to records maintained by the Center for Responsive Politics.
Sheldon Adelson's net worth currently stands at $29 billion, but little is publicly known about his brother's finances. A press release issued by the Graham campaign didn't specify Lenny Adelson's current occupation, and a 2014 Federal Election Commission filing listed "Adelson Graphics" as his employer.