SUN VALLEY, IDAHO – The first day of Allen and Co.’s exclusive retreat and conference for those who are wealthy and well-connected finished on Wednesday at the posh Sun Valley resort. For the 1%ers in the crowd, There was excitement for the appearance of the radical CEO in the world of Tesla and SpaceX who is scheduled to be in attendance at the annual gathering of the C-suite’s top executives and moguls.
Following the many arrivals on Tuesday and a few solo mornings in which Verizon Chief Hans Vestberg went for a walk around the resort in the early morning at the 6 a.m. time slot The agenda was launched with an outdoor breakfast for the media, business, and tech moguls along with guests, in the shaded location just behind the lodge.
Following the meal and a full day of socializing, the event was packed with private sessions and carefully guarded guest speakers, which focus on controversial global public and economic policy issues. The program is planned through Allen & Co. for the few hundred executives that attend the exclusive event which includes Meta’s Mark Zuckerberg (who hasn’t yet been reported by media however it has been confirmed that he is at the property) and his soon-to-depart number two, Sheryl Sandberg.
There’s as well Warner Bros. Discovery director David Zaslav, Fox Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch (a last-minute attendee who’s lying extremely low at the party, and his soon-to-be ex-wife Jerry Hall is also said to be there), Paramount Global chair Shari Redstone as well as reporters Anderson Cooper and Tom Brokaw Imagine Entertainment’s Brian Grazer, NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell, Disney Media, and Entertainment Distribution chief Kareem Daniel, ICM Partners leader Chris Silbermann and many more.
Sheryl Sandberg Meta’s outgoing boss who is scandal-plagued, and Fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, were spotted at the end of Day Two of The Sun Valley, Idaho the camp of billionaires. Sandberg 52-year-old Sandberg who attended the event with her friend, former NBC News producer Thomas Bernthal sported a classic silhouette wearing a beige blouse with a white cardigan and cream pants with sneakers.
She resigned to become Meta’s chief operating officer in June following an investigation into allegations that she made use of resources of the company to plan her wedding to Bernthal who is a marketing chief executive within Meta. And, von Furstenberg, 75 was dressed in a navy blue jacket as well as a plaid scarf to combat the windy conditions. She was observed walking to an early morning meeting with her husband Barry Diller, 80, the founder and chairman of Fox Television and USA broadcasting.
The other guests included the director of portfolio and founder of the Odegard Group, Philip Odegard, Boston Red Sox and Liverpool Football Club owner, John Henry, and chief investment officer of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Michael Larson. As of Wednesday afternoon, Musk hasn’t yet arrived in Sun Valley Lodge. Sun Valley Lodge. The sources tell us that the eccentric CEO, who may take over Twitter at some point, is still expected to make it to the Alpine village-style mountain resort before the week’s over.
The moguls were discussing the future of the media some took the time to smile for cameras in the presence of Redstone declaring she was considering changing her dress in the midst of changing Idaho weather (cold fronts are replaced with oppressive heat and humidity all day long), Sandberg braving her first press interaction since her low-key entry on Tuesday and Cooper making a stop to meet colleagues in their cafe. Kondetorei cafe.
Throughout the “village” area of the resort, staff members dressed in Allen & Co. shirts strolled hand in hand with kids of the guests seeking entertainment in the sun during the “summer camp for billionaires. “summer camp for billionaires” event. Then, they reunited the parents with them later on in the daytime.
This was the second year when Sun Valley held its annual conference. Sun Valley conference was held amid the pandemic and the 2020 conference was completely canceled because of COVID. The most significant changes to the agenda this year as a result of COVID were the elimination of a rafting adventure which would have required participants to be shuttled together, as well as the introduction of a later starting timing to allow for the transition from indoor dining to outdoor which allowed outdoor dinners to take place under the warm sun instead of the dark, cold morning, as per sources at the venue.
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Rebecca J. Kristensen
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