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Miriam Adelson Biography, Wiki, Children, Net Worth, Sheldon Adelson Wife, Presidential Medal of Freedom

10th November 2018, U.S. President Donald Trump announce Miriam Adelson as the recipient of Presidential Medal of Freedom

Miriam Adelson Wiki

Miriam Adelson Bio

Miriam Adelson (formerly Ochshorn) was born in 1946. He is an Israeli American philanthropist, doctor and political donor. She married American business magnate Sheldon Adelson in 1991 and has since become a prominent Republican party donor. Miriam is the trustee and co-founder of Adelson Family Foundation. She was also an executive director and co-founder of AMRF. She is the current publisher of the Israel Hayom newspaper. Miriam and Sheldon Adelson were presented with the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars of the Smithsonian Institution in 2008. In 2013, she received honorary citizenship of Jerusalem.
Miriam Adelson Age 10 October 1945 (age 73)
Tel Aviv, Mandatory Palestine
Miriam Adelson Residence Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Miriam Adelson Education Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Tel Aviv University
Miriam Adelson Occupation Physician
Miriam Adelson Husband
  • Ariel Ochshorn (div. 1980)
  • Sheldon Adelson (m. 1991)
Miriam Adelson Children 2

Miriam Adelson Biography

Adelson was born in Tel Aviv, Mandatory, Palestine in 1945, to parents who fled Poland before the Holocaust. Her father was a prominent member of the Mapam political party. Her family settled in the city of Haifa in the 1950s, where Adelsons’ father owned and operated several movie theatres. She studied Hebrew at Reali School. She served mandatory army service as a medical officer at Ness Ziona. After earning a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Genetics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a medical degree from Tel Aviv University’s Sackler Medical School, she went on to become the chief internist in an emergency room at Tel Aviv’s Rokach (Hadassah) Hospital. Adelson then married Ariel Ochshorn, a physician, with whom she had two children.

Adelson divorced Ochshorn in the 1980s, and in 1986 she went to Rockefeller University on an exchange program, specializing in drug addiction. She was mentored by and collaborated with Mary Jeanne Kreek. While at Rockefeller, she met Sheldon Adelson, whom she married in 1991. In 1993, she founded a substance abuse center and research clinic there, and in 2000, the couple opened Dr Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Research Clinic in Las Vegas. She is credited with influencing Sheldon’s political views on Israel and served as one of ‘finance vice-chairs’ for the inauguration of Donald Trump. In 2007, Adelson was awarded an honorary doctorate by Tel Aviv University.

Presidential Medal of Freedom

On 10th November 2018, U.S. President Donald Trump announced his first recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and they include Miriam Adelson, the wife of major Republican Party donor Sheldon Adelson, Elvis Presley and Babe Ruth. Trump will also posthumously recognize the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the nation’s highest honor for a civilian. The awards will be bestowed by Trump on 16th November 2018.

The Adelsons, staunch supporters of President Donald Trump, are also backers of Netanyahu and owners of Israel Hayom newspaper in Israel.

Miriam Adelson Husband

Miriam is married to Sheldon Adelson from the year 1991. Her husband Sheldon was previously married to Sandra during the 1970s. The couple had three adopted children before divorcing in the year 1988. Before marrying Adelson, Miriam was married to Dr Ariel Ochshorn. She had two daughters from her marriage with Ochsorn.  Miriam and Sheldon have two sons.

Miriam Adelson with her husband Sheldon Adelson
Miriam Adelson with her husband Sheldon Adelson

Miriam Adelson Net Worth

Her husband, Sheldon Adelson is ranked 8th among the richest persons in the world. He has a net worth of US$36.7 billion.


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