Billionaire finance guru Warren Buffett, Sheryl Sandberg, Meta’s outgoing, scandal-plagued boss, and fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg were spotted attending Day Two at the Sun Valley, Idaho, camp for billionaires.
Sandberg, 52, who attended with her partner, former NBC News producer Thomas Bernthal, cut a simple figure with a beige blouse, white cardigan and cream pants and sneakers.
She quit her job as Meta’s chief operating officer in June, after she was probed over claims she used company resources to plan her upcoming wedding to Bernthal, who works as a marketing CEO at the company.
Meanwhile, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Buffett, 91, was spotted on a golf court wearing a right jacket while Diane von Furstenberg, 75, layered up with a navy blue jacket and plaid scarf to brace the windy weather. She was seen walking to a morning session with her husband, Barry Diller, 80, founder of Fox Television and USA broadcasting.
Also spotted were founder and portfolio manager of Coatue Management, Philippe Laffont, Boston Red Sox and Liverpool Football Club owner, John Henry, and chief investment officer for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Michael Larson.
The annual, invite-only, conference is hosted by the investment bank Allen & Company. This year, the five-day conference, running from July 6 to 10, is being held at the edge of Idaho’s Sawtooth National Forest in a tiny town of just 1,500 people.
Sheryl Sandberg, outgoing chief operating officer of Facebook, walks to a morning session during the Sun Valley Conference on July 6
Sandberg, 52, who attended with her partner, former NBC News producer, Thomas Bernthal, cut a simple figure with a beige blouse, white cardigan and cream pants and sneakers
Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, rides to the conference in a red jacket and light khakis
The 91-year-old, who is the fifth wealthiest man on the planet, reportedly has a net worth of moer than $113 billion
He was spotted with a band-aid on his right cheek while blending in with other conference attendees wearing red and sitting on the golf cart
Barry Diller, founder of Fox Television and USA broadcasting, and his wife, fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg, walk to a morning session during the Sun Valley Conference
Robert Kraft, 81, and CEO of the New England Patriots, and Dana Blumberg were seen talking to one another while attending the Sun Valley conference
Greg Maffei (left), CEO of Liberty Media Corporation, and film producer Jeffrey Katzenberg (right), walk to a morning session during the Sun Valley Conference
Michael Larson and Karine Tamari on Day 2 of the Sun Valley Conference in Idaho’s Sawtooth National Forest
Gina Raimondo, United States Secretary of Commerce, was also in attendance
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, Van Jones, Gayle King and New York Times columnist, Thomas Friedman.
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, 80, has also been snapped smiling while out for a walk with ophthalmologist girlfriend Dana Blumberg, 47, at the exclusive event.
Other members of moneyed dynasties snapped on Day One included Shari Redstone, whose family made their fortune with shares in media giant ViacomCBS, and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Sandberg quit her job as Meta’s chief operating officer in June, after she was probed over claims she used company resources to plan her upcoming wedding to Bernthal, who also works as a marketing CEO at the company
Sandberg walked to the morning session along with another woman
Pictured: Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard, journalist Lionel Barber and film producer Jeffrey Katzenberg
Stacey Bendet, fashion designer and CEO of Alice and Olivia, donned a flowery dress and pink jacket
Disney’s former CEO, Bob Iger — who is now the firm’s chairman — also attended on Tuesday, as did former CIA Director Michael Morell.
One of the most talked-about new hires in media, Warner Discovery CEO David Zaslav, caused waves on Tuesday after arriving with his predictions for the future of streaming services.
He said the streaming industry will focus on creating fewer, better shows of higher quality after a Netflix subscriber slump.
Netflix co-founder, Ted Sarandos, was also present on Tuesday, although he hasn’t made any public comment on Zaslav’s prediction.
Over the holiday weekend, private jets belonging to business leaders began arriving at the local airport and taking up space on the tarmac at Friedman Memorial Airport in Hailey as they parked up for the week.
Pictured: Jeff Bewkes and Lisa Bewkes on their way to a morning conference
The world’s most wealthy and powerful businesspeople from media, finance and technology will converge at the Sun Valley Resort this week for the exclusive conference. Above, Parag Agrawal, CEO of Twitter, and his wife, Vineeta Agarwal
Also pictured: Henry Kravis, CEO of KKR, and his wife, Marie-Josée Kravis, president of the Museum of Modern Art
Ted Leonsis, CEO of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, at the Sun Valley Conference
Attendees at the last conference in 2019 included: Facebook bosses, Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg; Disney’s Bob Iger; 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki; Lachlan Murdoch, CEO of Fox Corporation; PayPal CEO Dan Schulman; Instagram COO Marne Levine; McDonald’s chief Steve Easterbrook and billionaire media executive Shari Redstone.