At the annual Burning Man festival, the Silicon Elite are coming with air-conditioned yurts, high-security RVs and private chefs. They also have special servants for the festival called sherpas, according to reports.
The last two years has brought Silicon Valley to Burning Man and its immense wealth, so why roll around in dirt with the masses when you can have an RV three times the size of a typical San Francisco apartment? Burning Man, which takes place in the middle of the Black Rock desert, requires that event goers bring their own equipment, food, whatever and then to leave no trace when they leave. But if you're a Silicon Valley millionaire or billionaire -- that is open to interpretation. The New York Times writes:
[Burning Man] has been the annual getaway for a new crop of millionaire and billionaire technology moguls, many of whom are one-upping one another in a secret game of I-can-spend-more-money-than-you-can and, some say, ruining it for everyone else.
Apparently many of the tech elite have headed to the desert in the past including Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, but newer faces such as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and many venture capitalists are making the annual journey.