As of 2021, here are the top 10 casino moguls in the world:
1. Sheldon Adelson – Adelson is the founder and CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corp., which operates several casino resorts globally, including The Venetian and Marina Bay Sands. He passed away in January 2021.
2. Lawrence Ho – Ho is the Chairman and CEO of Melco Resorts & Entertainment. He has played a significant role in developing and expanding the company’s operations in Macau and the Philippines.
3. Steve Wynn – Although he has faced controversies, Steve Wynn has been a prominent figure in the casino industry for years. He was the co-founder of Wynn Resorts and former CEO of Mirage Resorts.
4. Pansy Ho – Pansy Ho is the sister of Lawrence Ho and is also actively involved in the casino business. She is the co-chairperson and executive director of MGM China Holdings, which operates MGM Macau and MGM Cotai.
5. Lui Che Woo – Lui Che Woo is the founder and Chairman of Galaxy Entertainment Group, a major player in Macau’s casino industry. The company owns and operates several resort properties, including Galaxy Macau and Broadway Macau.
6. James Packer – Packer is an Australian businessman and the largest shareholder of Crown Resorts. Crown Resorts operates multiple casino resorts in Australia and has international investments as well.
7. Stanley Ho – Known as the “King of Gambling,” Stanley Ho was a legendary figure in the Macau casino industry. He founded and controlled SJM Holdings, which operated many of Macau’s most famous casinos.
8. Francis Lui – Francis Lui is the son of Stanley Ho and vice-chairman of Galaxy Entertainment Group. He has been instrumental in the company’s expansion and success.
9. Lawrence Fok – Lawrence Fok is a member of the board of directors of SJM Holdings and has been associated with the company for several decades.
10. Lim Kok Thay – Lim Kok Thay is the chairman and CEO of Genting Berhad, a Malaysian conglomerate with interests in gaming, resorts, and entertainment. Genting Group operates multiple casino resorts worldwide, including Resorts World Genting in Malaysia.
Please note that rankings may fluctuate over time due to various factors such as business performance and individual net worth.