Sun Valley's Annual' Summer Camp for Billionaires' Brings a Private Jet Swarm to Idaho

If you've noticed an unusual number of sleek private jets filling the skies lately, you're not alone. Every year, just after the Fourth of July, Sun Valley becomes the hotspot for the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference — famously known as the "summer camp for billionaires." Business Insider has all the juicy details.

The conference transforms the sleepy ski town into a buzzing hub for the world's wealthiest and most influential people. This year is no exception, with over 165 private jets scheduled to touch down at the small Friedman Memorial Airport. It's a sight to behold and a logistical challenge for an airport that usually handles far fewer flights.

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This exclusive gathering has brought together top names in tech, media, and business for more than four decades to discuss pressing global issues. Big deals have been made here, like Jeff Bezos' acquisition of the Washington Post and the ABC-Disney merger. This year, expect discussions on everything from the Israel-Gaza conflict to artificial intelligence, mixed in with rounds of golf and guided hikes.

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For someone who lives there, I'm sure it's fascinating to see our little town take center stage for such high-profile dealings. Sure, the influx of private jets can be a bit of a headache, causing traffic jams and packed parking at the airport, but it also puts Sun Valley on the map in a big way.

So next time you spot those fancy jets lining up, know that some of the most significant business decisions are probably being hashed out in our backyard.

 

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