The date was chosen to coincide with 70th anniversary of Israel's independence. A new location may be chosen later on. He said foreign countries put pressure on him not to move the embassy and begged him, "Don't do it, don't do it".
The decision comes despite overwhelming global opposition.
The United States is planning to open its embassy in Jerusalem al-Quds in May, the State Department has announced.
"I promised to look at the world's challenges with fresh eyes", Trump said a year ago. He said that ultimately, his administration "did the right thing".
President Donald Trump in December announced he was recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and ordering the embassy transfer, reversing decades of US and global policy and enraging the Arab world and many allies.
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Q&A What will U.S. recognition of Jerusalem mean for the peace process?
The status of Jerusalem was to be decided in final peace talks. West Jerusalem is where Israel's government is based. Ever since it captured (and later annexed) East Jerusalem in the 1967 six-day war, Israel has claimed the city as its "eternal and undivided" capital, and has longed for global recognition. "Because of such decisions, the United States has become part of the problem and therefore can't be part of any solution".
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed the announcement and thanked US President Donald Trump for his "leadership" and his "friendship".
Adelson's unconventional offer, made around the time Trump announced in December that the embassy would move, would address the president's stated distaste for shelling out eye-popping sums for overseas diplomatic facilities.
"It will turn Israel's 70th Independence Day into an even greater national celebration", Netanyahu said in a statement posted on Twitter by the Israeli Embassy in Washington. Both George W. Bush and Bill Clinton also vowed to move the embassy during their campaigns for president, but both changed tack once in office when confronted with the political reality of the situation.