Born James William Buffett became a household name in the late 60s. Better known as Jimmy Buffett, started his career initially as a country singer. After being taken to the Key West by Jeff Walker in the early 70s on an expedition, Buffett opted to move there permanently. This was when the Jimmy Buffett persona, we all know, and love came into existence. Moving to Key West, Buffett, conglomerated country, folk, rock and pop music with coastal and tropical themes. This is also known as “Gulf and Western.”
Jimmy and music
Jimmy is known for his folksy music and his easy going ‘beach bum’ personality. But he is a man with many tricks up his sleeve. His guitar is almost an extension of his body. His resume also includes his skills as an actor, songwriter, film producer, business person and even pilot! His exposure to sailing as a child through his grandfather even reflected in his music! Forbes estimates that he is worth a cool $36 Million on a yearly income.
Music being his forte
Buffett has released more than 30 albums in his career spanning over 50 years, which includes multiple Gold, Platinum and Multiplatinum albums. He also has three No. 1 best sellers in the literal world, and all three landed the coveted spot on the New York Best Sellers List in the respective fictional and nonfictional categories. This put him on the map as an author as only eight other writers who have appeared in both categories in the New York Times Best Sellers list. He also collaborated with his daughter to write to a couple of Children’s books. Guess who owns Margaritaville Café chains? None other than Mr. Magaritaville himself! He also had a good sense to use his name as to venture and invest in other business aspects, such as Cheeseburger Paradise restaurant chains, part owner of two minor league baseball teams, Margaritaville Records. Also Margaritaville Brewing label, Margaritaville Casino, Margaritaville Tequila and of course, Margaritaville game for Facebook and iOS platforms. As much as he makes,
Buffett does not forget to pay it forward. He is involved in a diverse number of charities, like the Save the Manatee Club, flood relief for Florida Hurricane victims and Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory. The good news is that with all this work, Jimmy is still touring! Why not see him live in action? www.feefreetickets.com has the best deals for the concert near you. Like Buffett says, “It’s time to see the world, time to kiss a girl, and time to cross that wide meridian.”