Founders Club partiers revel in the view from the top

HEARST TOWER, NEW YORK — Far from the sweaty, screaming fans that attended Digg's Brooklyn meetup Wednesday night, the suits of the Alley and Valley gathered last night on the top-most floor of the Hearst Tower for another Founders Club party to celebrate each others' transcendent splendor. All night, giant screens at either end of the party played clips from Citizen Kane, the barely fictionalized biopic based on the life of Hearst Corp.'s own founder, William Randolph Hearst. There wasn't a Hearst in the crowd, but there were those who aspire to be him. Blog moguls like PaidContent's Rafat Ali, Gawker Media's Nick Denton and AlleyCorp's Henry Blodget mingled. New Gifts.com CEO Jason Rapp attended, as did Digg cofounders Kevin Rose and Jay Adelson. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's mentor, Valley bad boy Sean Parker, was rumored to be in the crowd as well. Jimmy Wales, cofounder of the world's most comprehensive list of William Randolph Heart's angry responses to Citizen Kane, attended with Andrea Weckerle on his arm. Photos below.

Founders Club partiers revel in the view from the topS

Founders Club partiers revel in the view from the topS

Founders Club partiers revel in the view from the topS

Founders Club partiers revel in the view from the topS

Founders Club partiers revel in the view from the topS

Founders Club partiers revel in the view from the topS

Founders Club partiers revel in the view from the topS

Founders Club partiers revel in the view from the topS

Founders Club partiers revel in the view from the topS

Founders Club partiers revel in the view from the topS

Founders Club partiers revel in the view from the topS

(Photos by NewYorkInsider and NYFoundersClub)