Billionaires descend on Sun Valley for Allen & Co conference
Millionaires, billionaires and tech and media figureheads including Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki and former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw swarmed Sun Valley for the annual invite-only Allen & Company conference.The gathering brings together the worlds of film, technology, design and sports each year in Idaho.On Tuesday, early arrivals included PayPal CEO Daniel Schulman, Instagram COO Marne Levine, McDonald’s chief Steve Easterbrook and billionaire media executive Shari Redstone.A series of private jets were parked on an airfield in Sun Valley as the rich and famous arrived for the conference. Millionaires, billionaires and tech and media figureheads including Facebook COO Sheryl Sandber (left) and 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki (right) swarmed Sun Valley for the annual invite-only Allen & Company conference Former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw also joined the world’s most wealthy and powerful people from the media, finance, and technology spheres at the conference in Sun Valley, Idaho n Tuesday Sandberg (left) and Instagram COO Marne Levine (right) walk and talk as they arrive for the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference Private jets are parked at the Friedman Memorial Airport during the annual Allen and Co.
Sun Valley media conference On Tuesday, early arrivals included PayPal CEO Daniel Schulman (left) and McDonald’s chief Steve Easterbrook (right) Billionaire media executive Shari Redstone (pictured) also arrived to the conference on Tuesday Daniel Ek, the CEO of the Spotify, arrived to the Allen and Company Conference Tuesday afternoon The full list of topics has not yet been announced for this year’s event, which takes place every July just after the holiday.
Fidelity Investments CEO, Abigail Johnson (pictured), is seen arriving to the eventThe conference has never been attended by President Donald Trump. It is unclear if that is because he has never been invited to attend or if he declined the organizers’ invites over the years.However, Rupert Murdoch’s son, Lachlan Murdoch, who is the CEO of Fox Corporation and co-chairman of News Corp., and his wife Sarah Murdoch, were in attendance on Tuesday. Trump is currently gathering conservative groups at the White House this week for a ‘summit’ on social media that will prominently snub the tech titans who run big platforms on Facebook, Twitter and Google.According to the conference guest list, Mark Zuckerberg and Disney’s Bob Iger are expected to attend but hadn’t arrived as of 4pm on Tuesday. Rupert Murdoch’s son, Lachlan Murdoch (right), who is the CEO of Fox Corporation and co-chairman of News Corp., and his wife Sarah Murdoch (left), were in attendance on Tuesday in Idaho Stacey Bendet, chief executive officer of Alice and Olivia, arrived in style wearing a bold print at the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference on Tuesday in Idaho Brad Keywell (left), chief executive officer of Uptake Technologies, and Cleveland Clinic CEO Dr.
Tom Mihaljevic (right) also arrived at the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference on Tuesday Alex Karp, chief executive officer of Palantir Technologies (left), talks with PayPal president Schulman as they arrive at the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley conference on TuesdayDell Technologies chief Michael Dell, Airbnb co-founder Brian Chesky, LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman, Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and CBS Interactive CEO Jim Lanzone all expected to attend. The full list of topics has not yet been announced for this year’s event, which takes place every July just after the holiday. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next White House didn’t invite Facebook to ‘social media summit’… Yachts, lavish parties and A-list friends: Inside the… Amazon and Microsoft battle it out for $10 billion contract…
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The real action for many onlookers though will happen in corridors, restaurants and golf courses rather than conference rooms.It’s there that these movers and shakers will discuss, establish and perhaps even unofficially close on deals that could have huge effects on the wider world. Imagine Entertainment co-founder Brian Grazer showed up to the conference on Tuesday sporting a white hooded sweatshirt, lightwash denim jeans and pink New Balance sneakers Former Disney head, Michael Eisner, and David M.
Zaslav, the CEO of Discovery Communications both made their day one appearances at the conference Eric Eisner (pictured), the founder and CEO of Double E Pictures arrived around the same time as his father, Disney magnate Michael Eisner Ron Meyer, Vice Chairman of NBCUniversal, was spotted holding a binder on day one of the conference The real action for many onlookers though will happen in corridors, restaurants and golf courses rather than conference rooms.
Bill Koenigsberg, president, CEO & founder of Horizon Media and Devin Wenig, CEO of eBay, both arriving at the event These movers and shakers will discuss, establish and perhaps even unofficially close on deals that could have huge effects on the wider world.
Jon Oringer (pictured), the CEO of Shutterstock, at the Allen and Company conference Previous deals that have their roots at Sun Valley include the 1995 purchase of Capital Cities/ABC by Disney, Comcast’s acquisition of NBCUniversal in 2009, the purchase of AOL by Verizon in 2015, and Jeff Bezos’ purchase of The Washington Post in 2013.
Comcast CEO Brian Roberts is pictured arriving at the 2019 conference on Tuesday Walmart CEO Doug McMillon (right) and wife Shelley McMillion are pictured arriving at the conference on TuesdayPrevious deals that have their roots at Sun Valley include the 1995 purchase of Capital Cities/ABC by Disney, Comcast’s acquisition of NBCUniversal in 2009, the purchase of AOL by Verizon in 2015, and Jeff Bezos’ purchase of The Washington Post in 2013. Many guests arrived by private jet at nearby Friedman Memorial Airport in Hailey before being chauffeured through 15 miles of lush rolling hills to the lodge, where they will remain until Sunday.Entire families are invited to the event – a move that encourages older business figures to stay for the duration of the event, rather than to bounce back to their homes after just a couple of days. While a fresh new crop of young entrepreneurs and tech wunderkinds make their way to Sun Valley each year, it is those older attendees who are valued the most, as they are the more experienced and, crucially, the most connected at the gathering.
President of Nasdaq, Inc. Adena Friedman (far left) and husband Mike Friedman (at left, on the right) arrived on Tuesday, as did EVP and Executive Creative Director of Energy BBDO Susan Treacy (right) Stephanie Nevins, a PhD candidate studying genonics at Stanford University in San Franciso, is pictured arriving on Tuesday Kenneth Gerard Langone Sr., KSG (left) who is best known for organizing financing for the founders of The Home Depot arrived at the conference on Tuesday, as did Blenda von Corswant (right), wife of CEO & Co-Founder at Climendo Jacob von Corswant CEO of SurveryMonkey Zander Lurie (left) and Mary Barra (right), chief executive officer of General Motors (GM), both arrived separately at the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference on Tuesday Investor Fernando Rodes Vila is pictured in attendance at the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference on TuesdayThe conference began in 1982, and in its early days founder Herbert Allen – who co-founded Allen & Company with brother Charles – had to beg invitees to come.Now the festival is a roaring success – and great promotion for the company. more videos 1 2 3 Watch video Shocking moment man dropkicks little girl in Illinois Watch video Michigan cop saves a three-week-old baby from choking Watch video ‘Shame on you!’: Florida Governor heckled at press conference Watch video Owner confronts guilty dog after leaving a trail of toilet paper Watch video Shocking moment two people brutally beat hotel worker Watch video Body recovered in search for missing Naya Rivera Watch video 15-year-old performs impressive eight backflip trampoline stunt Watch video Group of friends fall as they hilariously fail to rescue their boat Watch video Impala makes fatal error and strolls into pack of Cheetahs Watch video Heckler interrupts Florida Gov. DeSantis during press conference Watch video Bolivian sex workers wear transparent gowns to prevent COVID risk Watch video Hilarious moment MP’s cat interrupts Zoom committee with tail
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