Where the super-rich will be in 2014

Billionaires move in tight social circles. After all, they often become close acquaintances after frequenting the same invitation-only events year after year.

As part of its recent Billionaire Census, Wealth-X, an international wealth management firm, put together a Billionaire Social Calendar that lists the most important parties, sporting events, and conferences for the global elite.

From star-studded Wimbledon in London to the tech- and business-savvy Davos conference in Switzerland, keep reading to see where you can rub shoulders with the beautiful, powerful and insanely rich in 2014.


Davos (World Economic Forum), Switzerland

January 22-25

What It Is: Geneva-based non-profit World Economic Forum hosts an annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland to discuss global topics in an effort to improve the state of our world. Next year's theme will be “The Reshaping of the World: Consequences for Society, Politics and Business”.

Who Goes: More than 2500 public officials, royalty, CEOs, academics, and media people, including former Prime Minister Tony Blair and movie star Charlize Theron, to name a few.



Winter Olympics, Russia

February 7-23

What It Is: The 2014 Winter Olympic Games will be held in Sochi, Russia, featuring 14 different winter sport disciplines including alpine skiing, figure skating, and ice hockey.

Who Goes: In addition to famous professional athletes, the Winter Olympics is frequented by royals, celebrities, and public officials from various countries.


Dubai World Cup, United Arab Emirates

March 29

What It Is: The Dubai World Cup at the Meydan Racecourse in Dubai is considered the wealthiest horse race in the world, with a prize of $US10 million to the winning horse and rider.

Who Goes: Past events have been chock full of UAE royals and officials, including Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Dubai Crown Prince Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.


US Masters Tournament, United States

April 7-13

What It Is: This year will be the 78th edition of the US Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia, the first of golf's four major championships held throughout the year.

Who Goes: In addition to star attractions such as Tiger Woods and Adam Scott, big names including Condoleezza Rice, Lindsey Vonn, and model Paulina Gretzky were in attendance in 2013.


Cannes International Film Festival, France

May 14-25

What It Is: The annual invitation-only film festival in Cannes attracts the world's most beautiful and wealthy people to preview new films from around the world.

Who Goes: Everyone from movie stars and directors to wealthy Arab royals. Attendees in 2013 included Leonardo DiCaprio, Steven Spielberg, and model Cara Delevingne.

Monaco Grand Prix, Monaco

May 22-25

What It Is: Considered one of the world's most prestigious motor races, the Monaco Grand Prix is a Formula One race that takes place annually on the streets of Monte Carlo, and was first held in 1929.

Who Goes: The Grand Prix becomes a billionaire's playground with celebs and royals soaking up the Monaco sun. In 2013 Cameron Diaz, George Lucas, and Prince Albert II of Monaco all made appearances.


Art Basel, Switzerland

June 19-22

What It Is: Art Basel is an annual modern and contemporary art festival that takes places in Basel, with satellite events in Miami Beach and Hong Kong.

Who Goes: The original show in Europe features work from more than 300 galleries and showcases famous artists including Jeff Koons. It draws tens of thousands of visitors a year, as well as big-time gallerists and collectors such as Leonardo DiCaprio and Roman Abramovich.


Wimbledon Championships, UK

June 23 to July 6

What It Is: The oldest tennis tournament in the world, Wimbledon is one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments. The world's best players go head-to-head on grass courts in London from late June to early July, and the event culminates with the ladies' and gentlemen's singles final in July.

Who Goes: Wimbledon's grandstands are a who's-who of royals and billionaires. In 2013 Bradley Cooper, Victoria Beckham, British prime minister David Cameron, and sisters Kate and Pippa Middleton were just some of the famous spectators.


PGA Championships, United States

August 4-10

What It Is: The annual golf tournament is one of four major championships in professional golf that takes place at a different golf club every year. In 2014, the PGA Championships will take place at the Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky.

Who Goes: Golf's top pros like Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy are commonly supported by their significant others – in this case, model Paulina Gretzky and tennis star Caroline Wozniacki, respectively.


Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting, US

September 23-26

What It Is: Established in 2005 by Bill Clinton, The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) invites leaders from countries, companies, and foundations to discuss solutions to major challenges around the globe in New York City.

Who Goes: Attendees this year included New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, entrepreneur Mark Cuban, movie star Eva Longoria, and the Clinton family themselves.


Frieze Art Fair London, United Kingdom

October 16-19

What It Is: One of the world's leading art fairs, it takes place every October in London's Regent's Park. It features more than 170 contemporary galleries as well as specially commissioned artists' projects.

Who Goes: Not only is Frieze a great way to see contemporary art, but it's the perfect place to be seen at an artsy after-party. Expect to see famous faces such as Picasso's granddaughter Diana Picasso, singer Florence Welch, and model Kate Moss.


Melbourne Cup, Australia

November 4

What It Is: The Melbourne Cup is Australia's major thoroughbred horse race, also known as “the race that stops a nation”. It takes place on the first Tuesday in November. In 2013, the winner won $6.5 million in prize money.

Who Goes: The Melbourne Cup is an excuse for celebs to show off their best hats and fascinators. In 2013, models such as Coco Rocha, Kate Upton, and burlesque star Dita Von Teese all made appearances.


St Bart's New Year's Eve celebrations, Caribbean

December 31

What It Is: The gorgeous island of St Barts in the Caribbean is the place to party on New Year's Eve if you're gorgeous, famous, and wealthy, whether it's on a yacht or at a club like Nikki Beach or Eden Rock.

Who Goes: Power players such as Roman Abramovich, Jon Bon Jovi, Naomi Watts and American billionaire Ron Perelman are all known to have rung in the New Year on their super-sized yachts while watching the fireworks in the bay of St. Jean.