The Forbes 400 Summit on Philanthropy, where America’s greatest entrepreneurs gather to brainstorm solutions to the world’s problems, got an unexpected treat last night: a duet between Warren Buffett and Jon Bon Jovi.
Bon Jovi took the lead on vocals (surprise, surprise), while Buffett played the ukulele — an instrument he picked up 60 years ago to court girls, he told Reuters. The two performed “The Glory of Love,” popularized by Bette Midler.
Both celebrities are used to making headlines for charity, but not quite like this.
Buffett, primarily known as one of the world’s greatest investors and the head of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.B, BRK.A), also is one of the greatest philanthropists of our time, as he has pledged to give away 99% of his fortune to charity.
Bon Jovi generally is more associated with music than money, though he previously was part-owner of Philadelphia’s Arena League Football team, the Soul. However, he also has ranked as one of Forbes’ most charitable celebrities for his JBJ Soul Foundation and recently opened a community restaurant, the Soul Kitchen.
Each star also gave some inspirational words at the summit, but something tells me the song stole the spotlight.