Media and tech moguls appear on day one for the exclusive Sun Valley ...

Media and tech moguls appear on day one for the exclusive Sun Valley ...
Media and tech moguls appear on day one for the exclusive Sun Valley ...

Big names in the film, technology, design and sports industries made their appearances at Sun Valley rural Idaho Tuesday for the start of the annual 'billionaire summer camp' for tech and media moguls.

The gathering, thrown by investment bank Allen & Company brings together A-listers from the various industries 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 year's sessions will be held outside in an attempt to minimize risk.

Among the major figures that have appeared so far include businessman and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Netflix Co-CEOs Reed Hastings and Ted Sarandos, CBS News' Gayle King, Nike CEO John Donahoe, former Disney CEO Michael Eisner, Shari Redstone, chairwoman of ViacomCBS and Stacey Bendet, CEO of fashion company Alice + Olivia. 

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Stacey Bendet, CEO of fashion company Alice + Olivia, arrived on Tuesday at this year's 'billionaire summer camp' at Sun Valley, where some of the biggest names in tech, design, film and sports gather each year for the five-day conference

Billionaire businessman and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft could also be seen attending

Stacey Bendet, CEO of fashion company Alice + Olivia and billionaire businessman and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft arrived on Tuesday at this year's 'billionaire summer camp' at Sun Valley, where some of the biggest names in tech, design, film and sports gather each year for the five-day conference

Disney board Chairman Bob Iger also appeared for day one of the conference

Disney board Chairman Bob Iger also appeared for day one of the conference 

CBS News' Gayle King also made her appearance

CBS News' Gayle King also made her appearance 

ViacomCBS Chairwoman Shari Redstone made her appearance on Tuesday

Nike CEO John Donahoe

ViacomCBS Chairwoman Shari Redstone and Nike CEO John Donahoe  made their appearances Tuesday at the business networking event 

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Netflix Co-CEOs Reed Reed Hastings (left) and Ted Sarandos rolled up at Sun Valley

Netflix Co-CEOs Reed Reed Hastings (left) and Ted Sarandos rolled up at Sun Valley 

All attendees needed to undergo Covid screenings to ensure it does not become a super spreader event. Last year's Sun Valley conference was cancelled due to the pandemic

All attendees needed to undergo Covid screenings to ensure it does not become a super spreader event. Last year's Sun Valley conference was cancelled due to the pandemic 

Other 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 also reported that WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar is among the invitees from the world of media, along with Diane Sawyer, Anderson Cooper and Van Jones 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.

Private Jets park alongside grazing cows at Friedman Memorial Airport ahead of the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference

Private Jets park alongside grazing cows at Friedman Memorial Airport ahead of the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference

After a year hiatus due to the CVOID-19 pandemic the world's most wealthy and powerful businesspeople from the media, finance, and technology will converge at the Sun Valley Resort for the exclusive week-long conference

After a year hiatus due to the CVOID-19 pandemic the world's most wealthy and powerful businesspeople from the media, finance, and technology will converge at the Sun Valley Resort for the exclusive week-long conference

The annual invite-only conference is thrown by investment bank Allen & Company

Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffet

Bill Gates

Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffet will be there. So too will Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates

Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos is expected to attend this year's event at Sun Valley Lodge. He is pictured at the event in 2014

Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos is expected to attend this year's event at Sun Valley Lodge. He is pictured at the event in 2014

Bezo's successor and current CEO of Amazon Web Services Andy Jassy, pictured, is also expected to attend

Bezo's successor and current CEO of Amazon Web Services Andy Jassy, pictured, is also expected to attend

John Nallen, chief financial officer and senior executive vice president of Twenty-First Century Fox will be there. He is pictured at the conference in 2017

John Nallen, chief financial officer and senior executive vice president of Twenty-First Century Fox will be there. He is pictured at the conference in 2017

Brian Roberts, chairman and chief executive officer of US cable giant Comcast

Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix

Brian Roberts, chairman and chief executive officer of US cable giant Comcast, left, and Reed Hastings, Chief Executive Officer of Netflix are expected to be there

Robert Thomson, chief executive of News Corp, is also among this years' invitees

Former Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley

Robert Thomson, chief executive of News Corp, is also among this years' invitees together with former Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley

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