Net Worth $400 million
Jimmy Buffett is an American singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur with an estimated net worth of $400 million dollars. Buffett is five feet eight inches tall and weighs 194 pounds.
James William “Jimmy” Buffett was born December 25, 1946 in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Singer, songwriter. Born on December 25, 1946 in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Buffett was raised in Mobile, Alabama, where he attended Catholic high school. He left Mobile to attend the University of Southern Mississippi, where he apparently took up the guitar to meet women. After college, he moved to Nashville to pursue a career as a country singer.
Jimmy started his music career back in grade school. He went to St Ignatious school where he played trombone for the school music band. After graduating from high school in 1964, Buffett joined Auburn University where while still a freshman, he started paying the guitar.
His serious musical career began in Nashville, Tennessee in 1968 a country music artist where he was able to record his first album called “down to earth”. A few years later, country music singer Jeff W. Jerry flew with him to KeyWest where Buffett began to establish himself as the easy-going beach-bum guy.
Having always been drawn to the sea, Buffett moved to Key West in the early 1970s, where he adopted his trademark beachcombing persona. Under this new guise, he signed a contract with ABC-Dunhill and put out White Sport Coat and a Pink Crustacean in 1973. With instant party hits like Why Don’t We Get Drunk (And Screw), Buffett gained a loyal following who appreciated the laid-back atmosphere of his live shows. Soon, his fans started wearing Hawaiian shirts, traveling Grateful Dead-style to his shows, and calling themselves “Parrotheads.”
At Key West, Buffett combined both folk and country music with coastal lyrical themes that produced a sound commonly known s the “gulf and western” sound.
Buffett broke into the mainstream with his sixth album, 1977′s Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes, containing the enduring party standard Margaritaville. His 1978 follow-up, Son of a Son of a Sailor, featured another classic track, Cheeseburger in Paradise. Both albums went gold. Beach House on the Moon, was released in the spring of 1999.
Buffett is also a best-selling writer and is involved in two restaurant chains named after two of his hit songs, “Cheeseburger in Paradise” and “Margaritaville”. Furthermore, he is the owner of the Margaritaville Cafe restaurant chain and co-developer of the Cheeseburger in Paradise restaurant concept with OSI Restaurant Partners (parent of Outback Steakhouse), which operates the chain under a licensing agreement with Buffett.
Buffett currently lives in Palm Beach, Florida, where he is an avid sailor and pilot, and an outspoken environmental activist.