Total dividend amount: $2,264.48 million
Dividend amount per share: $2.75
Ex-dividend date: Dec. 6, 2012
The resort company, which owns the popular Palazzo and Venetian hotels in Las Vegas, announced that it will pay out its special dividend — its first such distribution — on Dec. 18. Las Vegas Sands Chairman Sheldon Adelson, who stands to gain $1.2 billion from the dividend payout, said that the company plans to increase its annual dividend to $1.40 per share starting in 2013.