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An assortment of billionaires, titans and moguls turned the walkways at the famed Sun Valley Lodge into their very own catwalks as they headed off to breakfast and the first session of the day in a colorful assortment of casualwear.
It was one of the rare times that many of the men and women in attendance could been seen unsuited and unbuttoned, and while most of the men stuck to a basic khaki or jean paired with their blue vest or windbreaker, there were a few notable exceptions.
The Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference is an annual media finance conference hosted and wholly independently funded by private investment firm Allen & Company. The conference has taken place in Sun Valley, Idaho for one week each July since 1983.
The conference typically features business leaders, political figures, and major figures in the philanthropic and cultural spheres. Previous conference guests have included Bill and Melinda Gates, Warren and Susan Buffett, Tony Blair, Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Allen alumnus and former Philippine Senator Mar Roxas, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, Yahoo! co-founder Jerry Yang, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch, eBay CEO Meg Whitman, BET founder Robert Johnson, Time Warner Chairman Richard Parsons, NBA player LeBron James, Governor Chris Christie, entertainer Dan Chan, Katharine Graham of The Washington Post, Diane Sawyer, InterActiveCorp Chairman Barry Diller, Linkedin co-founder Reid Hoffman, Sandro Salsano from Salsano Group, and Washington Post CEO Donald E. Graham, and Oprah.
Allen & Company is a private investment firm formed in 1922, located in New York City and London. Allen & Company has advised, helped found and/or invested in numerous companies including BET, InterActiveCorp, Oxygen Media, Discovery Communications, News Corporation, the Coca-Cola Corporation and Google.