Burning Man has turned into a straight up yachting thing.
One party, attended by a billionaire and thrown by his friend had nothing but wealthy men and a host of professional and Instagram models who made deals for that night and for the weeks and months to come.
Billionaire Ray Dalio showed up at Burning Man in a tie-dye fur coat and said it was like Woodstock but with ‘less good music’
The hedge-fund billionaire Ray Dalio seems to be enjoying semi-retirement — and living it up at the famous Burning Man festival, which recently wrapped up.
While some billionaires don’t mind the occasional outlandish outfit — think Richard Branson cross-dressing or Jeff Bezos doing his best Dwayne Johnson impression — Dalio usually sticks to a blue or gray suit, sometimes without a tie. But the Bridgewater Associates founder decided to go all out for his trip to Burning Man, the annual nine-day music and arts festival in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert.
On Monday, Dalio tweeted a photo of himself at Burning Man sporting tie-dye from head to toe: bell-bottoms, a shirt, and a coat with blue fur fringe.
In the tweet, Dalio, 70, said Burning Man was like Woodstock but “with better art (installations) and less good music.” Dalio also noted that the best time to enjoy the festivities was between 1 and 5 a.m.
Dalio is pictured with Jeff Taylor, a senior executive at Bridgewater Associates who founded the job site Monster.
Just back from Burning Man. Reminds me of Woodstock with better art (installations) and less good music. What a great vibe and what amazing creativity!
Photo is with my pal and coworker Jeff Taylor at his great music camp Root Society. If you go next year, 1-5am is best. pic.twitter.com/ua5UIbRlxo
— Ray Dalio (@RayDalio) September 2, 2019