There are exactly 2,640 billionaires in the world, according to the CEOWORLD magazine. That’s about 0.00003% of the global population. The Billionaires’ Social Calendar comprises various events, festivals, and conferences that are attended by some of the wealthiest individuals in the world. Although there is no official calendar, this list includes events where the ultra-rich mingle primarily with each other.
The picturesque island of St. Barts is a favorite holiday destination for billionaires, boasting more ultra-rich visitors per square foot than any other place in the world, including Aspen and Maldives. The Caribbean island, also known as Saint-Barthélemy, is known for its extravagant year-end festivities, which have attracted the most luxurious yachts owned by the likes of David Geffen, Barry Diller, and Diane von Furstenberg, as well as Bernard Arnault, in previous years.
After their New Year’s Eve celebrations, many billionaires attend the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos to network and discuss global issues while enjoying the Swiss Alps. For most billionaires, the purpose of this calendar is mainly for business travel and meeting professional contacts rather than attending the nominal event.
Billionaires, like everyone else, seek out friends who share similar interests, skills, and lifestyles. However, what sets them apart is their vast social networks that often include other ultra-high net worth (UHNW) individuals and even other billionaires. On average, a billionaire’s network consists of 12 additional UHNW individuals, including 5 other billionaires. Travel is the second most popular interest among billionaires after philanthropy, with 31% of them either engaging in or considering travel-related activities. Here is a list of the most favored worldwide destinations on the traditional social events calendar of many billionaires and the ultra-wealthy. This is where billionaires socialize, discuss business, and unwind.
- January, 2024
World Economic Forum – Davos, Switzerland (15–19 January 2024)
Art Stage – Singapore (19 – 21 January 2024)
St. Moritz Polo World Cup – St Moritz, Switzerland (26-28 January 2024)
Sundance Film Festival – Utah, United States (18-28 January 2024)
- February, 2024
India Art Fair – Delhi, India (1-4 February 2024)
Vienna Opera Ball – Vienna, Austria (February 8, 2024)
Super Bowl LVIII – Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States (February 11, 2024)
White Turf International Horse Races – St. Moritz, Switzerland (February 18, 2024)
Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show – Miami, United States (February 14-18, 2024)
- March, 2024
Dubai International Boat Show – Dubai, United Arab Emirates (1-3 March, 2024)
Art Basel in Hong Kong – Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai, Hong Kong (28-30 March, 2024)
- April, 2024
The Masters Tournament – Augusta National Golf Club, Georgia, United States (April 08-14, 2024)
Singapore Yacht Show – Singapore
- May, 2024
MET Gala – New York, United States (May 6, 204)
The Cannes Film Festival – Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, Cannes, France (May 14-15, 2024)
Monaco Grand Prix (May 23-26, 2024)
Glyndebourne Opera Festival – East Sussex, United Kingdom
Kentucky Derby Horse Race – Kentucky, United States
- June, 2024
The Royal Ascot – 25 miles outside London, United Kingdom (June 18-22)
US Open Golf Tournament – Pennsylvania, United States
- July, 2024
Wimbledon – London, UK (July 1-14)
Henley Royal Regatta – Henley on Thames, United Kingdom (July 2-7)
Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference (billionaire summer camp), Sun Valley, Idaho, United States (July 15-18)
Bayreuther Wagner Music Festival – Bayreuth, Germany
- August, 2024
Monterey Car Week (Aug 9, 2024)
US PGA Golf Championship – North Carolina, United States
Venice International Film Festival – Venice, Italy
Beijing International Music Festival – Beijing, China
- September, 2024
Monaco Yacht Show – Monte Carlo, Monaco (September 25-28)
Salon Prive Supercar Show – Woodstock, United Kingdom
Ryder Cup Golf Championship – Minnesota, United States
Singapore F1 Grand Prix – Singapore
New York Fashion Week – New York, United States
London Fashion Week – London, United Kingdom
Milan Fashion Week – Milan, Italy
Paris Fashion Week – Paris, France
- October, 2024
Frieze Masters Art Show – London, United Kingdom
- November, 2024
Melbourne Cup – Melbourne, Australia (November 5, 2024)
Bal des Débutantes Fashion Show – Paris, France
- December, 2024
La Scala Opera House Opening Night – Milan, Italy
New Year in Saint Barthélemy
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