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Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez show up hand-in-hand for 'summer camp for billionaires' — see photos

The Amazon founder and his journalist fiancé join several other of the world's wealthiest

Ahad Sanwari
Ahad Sanwari - New York
Senior WriterNew York
6 days ago
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It's time for investment firm Allen & Co's annual Sun Valley Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, a retreat for many of the world's wealthiest to bond over recreational activities while they talk shop.

Many tech billionaires and CEOs have already started to arrive for the weeklong retreat, slated this year from July 9-13, and among the latest arrivals are power couple Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez.

The pair were spotted in the area heading to the conference, walking hand-in-hand while they were at it, and were dressed appropriately chic for the occasion.

Jeff, 60, wore a black zip-up vest over a matching muscle tee and jeans paired with black dress shoes, while Lauren, 54, opted for an off-white knit cardigan, a nude bandeau underneath, and a white knit mini skirt with a gold hem. 

Both also wore sunglasses, and Lauren carried a baby pink bag. She also sported a name tag on her cardigan. Others who have been spotted at the conference so far include Diane Von  Furstenberg, Josh Kushner and wife Karlie Kloss, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Bob Iger, Tim Cook, Sam Altman, Bill Gates, and many more.

Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.com Inc., and Lauren Sanchez attend the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference on July 10, 2024 in Sun Valley, Idaho. The annual gathering organized by the investment firm Allen & Co brings together the world's most wealthy and powerful figures from the media, finance, technology and political spheres at the Sun Valley Resort for the exclusive weeklong conference.© Getty Images
Jeff and Lauren showed up for the second day of the Sun Valley Conference in Idaho

Very few members outside of the invited group of the elite in the media, finance, technology, and political spheres are usually spotted, although among the press, Anderson Cooper and Gayle King were both also seen in attendance this year.

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Dubbed the "summer camp for billionaires," the Sun Valley Conference has taken place since the 1980s and has become a hotspot for the rich to mingle and, sometimes, even make business propositions among the hillside retreat. 

Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.com Inc., and Lauren Sanchez attend the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference on July 10, 2024 in Sun Valley, Idaho. The annual gathering organized by the investment firm Allen & Co brings together the world's most wealthy and powerful figures from the media, finance, technology and political spheres at the Sun Valley Resort for the exclusive weeklong conference.© Getty Images
The couple were seen walking hand-in-hand, and the conference is slated to run until July 13

The topics for discussion at the conference are kept a secret, to the extent that even members of the media are told to keep conversations off the record while engaging in activities such as hiking, golfing, and rafting.

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Variety released a report containing an apparent guest list for this year's conference, with the most notable omissions from the list being Warren Buffett and the controversial Elon Musk. Oprah Winfrey is also listed among the invited, as is Salma Hayek's husband and new CAA owner François-Henri Pinault (although it is not confirmed whether they will in fact attend).

Henry Ellenbogen, Founder, Managing Partner of Durable Capital Partners, Josh Kushner, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Thrive Capital Management and his wife, Karlie Kloss, former Victoria Secret's Angel model, attend the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference on July 10, 2024 in Sun Valley, Idaho. The annual gathering organized by the investment firm Allen & Co brings together the world's most wealthy and powerful figures from the media, finance, technology and political spheres at the Sun Valley Resort for the exclusive weeklong conference.© Getty Images
Among others seen were Tim Cook, Bob Iger, Diane Von Furstenberg, Bill Gates, and Josh Kushner with wife Karlie Kloss

In a recent interview with her close friend Eva Longoria for The Hollywood Reporter, Lauren spoke about her and Jeff's shared passion for philanthropy and charitable efforts, an apparent topic of conversation at the Conference, and finding ways to focus on specific causes.

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"Jeff is extremely focused, as you can imagine. We really look for organizations that are not only addressing urgent issues but also have a clear, impactful plan for making a difference. That's important," she explained. 

Anderson Cooper arrives at the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference on July 9, 2024 in Sun Valley, Idaho. The annual gathering organized by the investment firm Allen & Co brings together some of the world's most wealthy and powerful figures from the media, finance, technology and political spheres at the Sun Valley Resort for the exclusive weeklong conference.© Getty Images
Anderson Cooper was one of the few members of the press invited

"We're prioritizing areas where we can help drive a systematic change — it's about making these thoughtful, informed decisions to ensure that the contributions will have the greatest impact. And that really kind of sums up our philosophy, I would say, in a nutshell."

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