Media and tech moguls descend on Sun Valley in private jets for exclusive ‘billionaire summer camp’ with Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and his Amazon successor Andy Jassy set to attend
By James Gordon For Dailymail.com
19:00 EDT 05 Jul 2021 , updated 12:18 EDT 06 Jul 2021
The annual invite-only conference in Sun Valley, Idaho is thrown by investment bank Allen & Company
It brings together leaders in the worlds of film, technology, design and sports
The event was cancelled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic
Attendees this year will have to be vaccinated, and provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test
At the conference, movers and shakers discuss, establish and may even unofficially close on deals
This year rival chief executives including Discovery’s David Zaslav, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos along with his successor Andy Jassy and Bill Gates are said to be guests
The conference is invite-only with no press allowed to attend
Private jets descended on Sun Valley in rural Idaho on Monday ahead of the annual ‘billionaire summer camp’ for tech and media moguls.
The gathering brings together the worlds of film, technology, design and sports each year, although the event was cancelled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
This year, the five-day conference, held at the edge of Idaho’s Sawtooth National Forest in a tiny town of just 1,500, is set to feature strict checks to ensure it does not become a superspreader event.
Some of this years’ sessions will held outside in an attempt to minimize risk.
Among the influential names on the guest list are Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and his successor Andy Jassy, as well as Apple’s Tim Cook, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Microsoft’s Bill Gates, according to Infowars.
The site reported that Netflix’s Reed Hastings and WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar are two of the invitees from the world of media, along with Diane Sawyer, Anderson Cooper and Van Jones, as well as Gayle King and New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman.
Former US Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao and Council of Foreign Relations President Richard Haass are among the public officials on the invite list, Infowars reported.