Businessman, philanthropist, and Republican megadonor Sheldon Adelson brought to Mount of Olives cemetery in Jerusalem to be laid to rest.

The funeral service for American Jewish businessman and philanthropist Sheldon Adelson was held in Jerusalem Friday afternoon, at a private service on the Mount of Olives.

The service is closed to the media, with only family present.

Adelson's remains arrived in Israel Thursday evening. His coffin was flown on his private plane from Los Angeles.

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Friends and family came to the airport to greet Adelson's remains, including Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

Adelson, 87, passed away on Tuesday from complications related to treatment for non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

Adelson, the son of poor Jewish immigrants to the US, began his business career at the age of 12 when he borrowed $200 from his uncle to purchase a license to sell newspapers in Boston. He went on to start 50 businesses over the course of his career. Read more at Arutz-7