Jon Bon Jovi has jammed with a multitude of many fellow rockers over the years, but he probably never thought he would jam with billionaire investor Warren Buffett, on ukelele no less. It happened the past Tuesday (June 26) at the Forbes 400 Summit on Philanthropy, a private event in New York City bringing together philanthropists from all walks of life to discuss charitable giving.
After the cermony, Jon hosted a reception, where Buffett was coaxed by a Forbes reporter to join Jon for a number. The ukelele playing Buffett agreed, but insisted that they play ‘The Glory of Love,’ a 1936 song that’s been recorded by the likes of Dean Martin, Paul McCartney and Bette Midler, who performed it in the movie ‘Beaches.’ An appropriate show for the evening with the first line, “You’ve got to give a little”. Jon told the crowd, referring to Buffett, “I realized I don’t need Richie Sambora anymore, because I have a new sidekick.”
Jon was there because of his work with his Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, while Buffett, whose worth is estimated at $44 billion, has plans to donate 99 percent of his money to charity.