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Bat-Mitzvah For The Rich And Not Really Famous

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If you have ten million dollars lying around and your daughter happens to be preparing for her Bat Mitzvah, why not drop the cash on a fancy party for her and her friends? While you’re at it, go ahead, invite some popular entertainters, such as Aerosmith, Tom Petty, and 50 Cent.

Well, this is pricely what David H. Brooks, the CEO of DHB Industries did for his daughter, Elizabeth. Mr. Brooks’ company makes bullet-proof vests, by the way.

From the article:

The party cost an estimated $10 million, including the price of corporate jets to ferry the performers to and from. Also on the bill were The Eagles’ Don Henley and Joe Walsh performing with Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks; DJ AM (Nicole Richie’s fiance); rap diva Ciara and, sadly perhaps (except that he received an estimated $250,000 for the job), Kenny G blowing on his soprano sax as more than 300 guests strolled and chatted into their pre-dinner cocktails.

It’s a shame about the Kenny G. Also:

Fitty and his posse smelled like an open bottle of Hennessy.

What a classy party. $10 million buys a good fiesta at the Rainbow Room, apparently. What kind of gift bags did Liz’s 150 close and personal friends get to take home with them?

… [T]he 150 kids in attendance seemed more impressed by their $1,000 gift bags, complete with digital cameras and the latest video iPod.

Updated February 7, 2012 and originally published November 29, 2005. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.

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avatar jim

Dude has $10M to spend and the vest were recently de-certified right? Amazing…

avatar Luke Landes

Let’s see… the company’s vests were recalled, its shareholders are suing the company, and they just received a $30M order from the U.S. government.