Jimmy Buffett is an American musician, businessman, songwriter, author, and actor. He has released 27 studio albums and 67 singles. He has been active in his profession since 1970. Buffett has performed in several concert tours and released many successful singles. He founded Margaritaville Records and is the winner of several accolades. His hit single includes “Knee Deep,” “One Particular Harbour,” “Margaritaville,” and Volcano.” Here is a quick summary of Jimmy Buffet’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
James “Jimmy” William Buffett is the son of Mary Lorraine and James Delaney Buffett, Jr. He was born in Mississippi’s Pascagoula on 25 December 1946. He spent his childhood in Alabama.
He went to McGill Institute for Boys for his graduation. Buffett has been to several colleges including the University of Southern Mississippi.
In 1969, Jimmy Buffet married Margie Washichek. Their marriage ended in 1972. In 1977, he got married to Jane Slagsvol. The couple is the parents of Savannah Jane, Sarah Delaney, and an adopted son, Cameron Marley.
In 2015, Buffett delivered a speech at the University of Miami. In the same event, he was conferred with an honorary doctorate. He is also involved in many charity works. He has performed several times to raise money for various causes. His fans are known as “Parrotheads.”
Jimmy Buffett’s debut album was ‘Down to Earth’ in 1970. After releasing many albums in the 1970s, he released the commercially successful album ‘Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes’ in 1977. The following year, he came up with ‘Son of a Son of a Sailor.’
‘Coconut Telegraph’ was released in 1981. In the ‘80s, Buffett released ‘Somewhere over China,’ ‘Riddles in the Sand,’ ‘Floridays,’ and ‘Hot Water.’ ‘Fruitcakes’ became available from May 1994. He then came up with ‘Barometer Soup.’
His albums from the ‘90s and 2000s include ‘Banana Wind,’ ‘Don’t Stop the Carnival,’ ‘License to Chill,’ and ‘Take the Weather with You.’ In 2013, he released ‘Songs from St. Somewhere’. The singer’s most recent album is ‘Tis the SeaSon.’
Buffett has also released 12 live albums, 9 compilation albums, and 19 music videos. Four of his singles has peaked at No. 1. He has authored many books including ‘Tales from Margaritaville,’ ‘Where Is Joe Merchant?’, and ‘The Jolly Mon.’
He was the actor, co-producer, and soundtrack writer of the 2006 movie ‘Hoot.’ Buffest has starred in several films and TV shows and has also founded Margaritaville Records. He is the owner of Atlantic City’s ‘Margaritaville Casino.’
Awards & Achievements
Jimmy Buffet is the winner of the 2004 Academy of Country Music Award. He was nominated for the American Country Award in 2011. He has also won the American Country Award and Country Music Association Award. He has been nominated twice for the Grammy Award. In 2012, he got nominated for the World Music Awards. He has also received a nomination for the People’s Choice Awards. He is the winner of the 2011 CMT Music Award.
Net Worth of Jimmy Buffett
The estimated net worth of Jimmy Buffett is more than $620 million. The musician apart from releasing albums has been active in several other endeavors. He has written three New York Times bestselling books. He is the owner of Margaritaville Casino and has started Margaritaville Brewing. Buffett released the Facebook game Margaritaville Online in 2012. He has got ownership in sports teams and is going to set up a retirement village known as Latitude Margaritaville. The project is going to cost an estimated $1 billion.
Jimmy Buffett is one of the most successful musicians in the world. He has been active on several other fronts and has found success in all of them. Buffett has been entertaining people for over four decades. He continues to be active in his career and inspire other people.