Jimmy Buffett

Quick Facts

Full NameJames William Buffett
Date of BirthDecember 25, 1946
Place of BirthPascagoula, Mississippi, U.S.
Date of DeathSeptember 1, 2023
Place of DeathSag Harbor, New York, U.S.
EducationUniversity of Southern Mississippi (BA)
OccupationSinger-songwriter, musician, author, businessman
Years Active1961–2023
Spouses– Margie Washichek (m. 1969; div. 1972) – Jane Slagsvol (m. 1977)
Children3, including Savannah
Musical Career OriginNashville, Tennessee, U.S.
GenresGulf and Western, country, country rock, folk rock, calypso, easy listening, pop
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, ukulele, trombone
Notable Songs– “Margaritaville” – “Come Monday” – “Fins” – “Volcano” – “A Pirate Looks at Forty” – “Cheeseburger in Paradise” – “Why Don’t We Get Drunk” – “Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes”
Band FormationFormed the Coral Reefer Band in 1975
Album Certifications– Eight gold albums – Nine platinum or multi-platinum albums
Business VenturesJimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville restaurant chain, Cheeseburger in Paradise restaurant chain, hotels, casinos, liquor, retirement communities
Net Worth$1 billion
Recognition– Two Grammy Award nominations – Posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the Musical Excellence category in 2024
FanbaseKnown as “Parrotheads”
Early LifeBorn in Pascagoula, Mississippi, spent part of childhood in Mobile and Fairhope, Alabama
Family– Parents: Mary Lorraine (née Peets) and James Delaney Buffett, Jr. – Siblings: Laurie and Lucy
InfluencesExposure to sailing from grandfather and father, Catholic upbringing

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