Bespin was long thought to be a useless ball of gas, but that changed when it was discovered that there was a copious amount of Tibanna Gas there. It was also found that a layer of the upper atmosphere of the planet was quite livable. The planet was home to various mining operations for the next few thousand years. Eventually Cloud City was built. It was awesome. The planet even had a JFL team, the Bespin Thrantas.
Once Cloud City was built, it became the home to a functioning society. Some of the people who lived there were: