Media mogul David Geffen celebrated his 75th birthday on Saturday in Los Angeles with a number of billionaires and big names — and was once fondly roasted through Tom Hanks in front of the power crowd.
Music tycoon Jimmy Iovine threw the bash for Brooklyn-born studio govt, report exec and philanthropist Geffen on the grounds of his L. A. house, with guests comparable to Oprah Winfrey, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Joni Mitchell, Jennifer Aniston, Warren Beatty and Annette Bening.
Elton John performed “Circle of Life” on the Broadway-themed bash, which was also attended via Disney’s Bob Iger, Netflix’s Ted Sarandos, Barry Diller and Diane von Furstenburg, Discovery Communications’ David Zaslav, Dr. Dre, Irving Azoff, Les Moonves, Tom Freston, Brian Grazer and Bradley Cooper.
A supply said, “Jonathan Groff from ‘Hamilton’ performed, as did Elton, and Tom Hanks emceed the event. Tom was once cracking jokes about David’s yacht the $600 million, 454-foot Rising Sun, announcing the boat is so large that you may just land a jet on it, and asked what number of folks on the birthday party had managed to snag an invite onboard.”
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The magnate is having a good summer season.
Closing summer, Barack and Michelle Obama joined Geffen for a cruise, along with Winfrey, Springsteen and Hanks.
Hanks additionally poked amusing at Geffen’s love of Broadway, pronouncing that the wealthy person continuously talks in regards to the contemporary production he’s seen: “He’d say, ‘It used to be s - - t. cast off the “S” and it’s a success.’ ” The Oscar winner also joked about the number of billionaires within the room, quipping, “There’s a jam of jets at Van Nuys airport.”
A newly unmarried Aniston used to be there with Tobey Maguire’s ex, Jen Meyer. Said a spy, “Aniston was in just right spirits. She was placing out with her girlfriends. They spent the night with Courteney Cox and Erin Foster.” Also mingling had been Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein, Apollo’s Leon Black, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Karlie Kloss and Joshua Kushner, Dasha Zukhova and Stavros Niarchos.