Jimmy Buffet, or James William Buffet, is a famous American singer, author, musician, songwriter, and businessman. Jimmy Buffet is most commonly known for his music, which symbolizes a tropical theme. James William Buffett has recorded hit songs like “Margaritaville” and “Come Monday” together with his Coral Reefer band, and he has a devoted fan base which is known as “Parrotheads.”
Jimmy Buffett is also a famous author who has written numerous well-known books. He is also associated with two restaurant chains. Both restaurant chains were named after two of his best-known songs. Jimmy Buffet owns the Margaritaville Cafe and co-developed the Cheeseburger in Paradise restaurant chain. James William Buffett is one of the world’s wealthiest musicians, with a net worth of $730 Million as of 2023, and it is only expected to grow.
Early Life and Education
James William Buffet was born in Pascagoula, Mississippi, on the 25th of December, 1946. He spent his childhood in Mobile, Alabama. Later, he moved on to live in Fairhope, Alabama. Jimmy Buffet was the son of James Delany Buffet Jr. and Mary Lorraine. He attended the St. Ignatius school, where he often played the trombone. He would also often go sailing with his Grandfather, which influenced the theme of the music that he produced. In 1964, he graduated from the McGill institution for Boys. At Auburn University, during his first year, he practiced playing the Guitar. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in History in 1969 from the University of Southern Mississippi. Jimmy Buffet worked as a correspondent for Billboard magazine in Nashville after graduating from College.
Age, Height, and Weight
Jimmy Buffet was born on the 25th of December, 1964, on a Wednesday and is currently 77 years old as of 2023. He has a height of 1.7m, and his weight is about 84kg or 185 pounds. The zodiac sign of Jimmy Buffet is Capricorn. His birth flower is Narcissus.
Jimmy Buffet began his career as a musician in the late 1960s in Nashville, Tennessee. He recorded his first album in 1970 and was known as a country artist there. His first album was the country-tinged folk-rock record “Down to Earth.” In New Orleans, Buffet was found busking for tourists very often. Jerry Jeff Walker, a fellow country singer and his good friend took Buffet on a busking expedition to Key West in November of 1971. After that trip, Jimmy Buffet decided to move to Key West, where he established the Beach-Bum persona for which he is now famously known. Buffett combined country, folk, calypso, rock and pop music with coastal and tropical lyrical themes for his music. He frequently visits the Caribbean Island of Saint Barts and some other islands, inspiring him for his music and books. Due to the sudden death of his friend “Jim Croce” in September 1973, ABC/Dunhill Records offered to hire Jimmy Buffet. Jimmy Buffet visited Croce’s farm in Pennsylvania and met with Croce in Florida, and they have become good friends ever since.
In 1973, Jimmy Buffet released his second release, “A White Sport Coat and a Pink Crustacean.” He also released the Albums “Living & Dying in 3/4 Time” and “A1A” in 1974, not too far from his second release. In 1976, he released “Havana Daydreamin’.” “Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes” followed soon after in 1977, which featured his hit song “Margaritaville.” In the 1980s, Jimmy Buffett made far more money from his tours. Jimmy Buffet released many albums during the following 20 years. Later, Jimmy Buffet also branched into merchandising and writing. In 1985, Jimmy Buffett opened a “Margaritaville” retail store in Key West. In 1987, he also opened the Margaritaville Café, which also became famous very quickly.
Jimmy Buffet first got married in 1969 to Marie Washichek. The couple got divorced soon after, in 1971. Jimmy Buffett spent years working on the yacht of industrialist Foster Talge on the Petticoat III as the first mate in Key West while simultaneously perfecting the “Caribbean Rock n’ Roll” genre for his music. Jimmy Buffet got married to his next wife, Jane. The couple had two daughters, Savanah Jane and Sarah Delaney, named after her Grandfather. The couple also had an adopted son, Cameron Marley. The family resided in Sag Harbor, New York and Palm Beach, Florida. Jimmy Buffet and his second wife separated in the early 1980s but fortunately came together in 1991. Jimmy Buffett also owns a home in Saint Barts, a Caribbean Island. Jimmy Buffet spends the summer traveling the East Coast on his sailboat, just like his Grandfather. Jimmy Buffett was an avid pilot. He owns a Dassault Falcon 900 that he uses on concert tours and traveling worldwide. Jimmy Buffet has also held a Cessna Citation, Lake Amphibian, Grumman Albatross, and a Boeing Stearman.
Net worth and Luxuries
As of 2023, Jimmy Buffet has a staggering net worth of about $730 Million. He owns over 20 real estate properties, 6 Luxury Yachts and 8 cars. Jimmy Buffett also has Cash reserves of over $51 Million. Jimmy Buffett also owns an investment portfolio of 14 stocks priced at $33 Million. Jimmy Buffet owns stocks in the following companies: Apple, Tesla, Netflix, Intel, and Amazon. Jimmy Buffet owns a Bugatti Divo, priced at about $7 Million. He also holds a Rolls Royce Phantom worth over $2 Million. He also owns a Ferrari GTC4, Bentley Continental GT, and a Rolls Royce Dawn.
Jimmy Buffett owns a 14,500-square-foot luxury mansion worth $18 Million. Jimmy Buffett has renovated and expanded the estate by spending an additional $5 Million. He has imported German oak flooring that covers the vast great room. The mansion offers dedicated areas for dining and cooking, and relaxing. Jimmy Buffett’s house also includes a library room. The house was designed with minimalistic interiors and furniture, with the main bedroom featuring walls of glass that open to the backyard. There is no doubt in mind as to why Jimmy Buffet is one of the wealthiest celebrities out there.