Having great family connections can’t hurt. One Omaha couple used their family connections to bring in Bono, U2 front man as their wedding singer last weekend.
Bono grabbed the mic and sang “Stand by Me” at the wedding reception of Emily Greenberg. She is Warren Buffett’s granddaughter.
If you’d like to check it out, press play on the video to see it for yourself.
We first read this report in the Omaha World Herald where they told us about the Friday night performance that took place in front of 285 wedding guests. Warren Buffett and all three of his children – Howard, Susie and Peter – attended the event.
The Buffett family and Bono have become close because they work on similar philanthropic causes. Susie Buffett is a board member of the DATA charity cofounded by Bono in 2002. Its main focus is on Debt, AIDS, Trade and Africa.
Warren Buffett, billionaire philanthropist and investor was recently recognized by his fellow group of philanthropists.
Warren Buffett recently received the lifetime achievement award in philanthropy just this past Wednesday. Forbes magazine sponsored the event, and it was a private discussion about the topic.
Buffett not only pledged to give away the majority of his fortune, but the CEO and chairman of Berkshire Hathaway has made it a point to encourage others with over $1 billion to give away around half of their fortunes or more.
In a video related to the Forbes event, we see Bono from U2 singing a new version of Home Sweet Home, which he rewrote for the tribute of Buffett during the event. In the song, Bono sings how Warren Buffett does not want “No honors, no plaques, just a higher estate tax. Till his wealth is but a rich memory.”
Bono also mentions that Warren Buffett’s advice has encouraged and helped him with his own philanthropic endeavors.