Popular musician, author and businessman Jimmy Buffett passed away in September 2023.
Jimmy Buffett is best known for his hugely successful song “Margaritaville”.
Who Was Jimmy Buffett?
Jimmy Buffett was born on Christmas Day 1946 in Pascagoula, Mississippi.
The talented personality had a highly successful career spanning over 50 years.
He was a singer/songwriter, musician, bestselling author and businessman.
He owned two restaurant chains, the now-defunct Cheeseburger in Paradise and the Margaritaville Cafe restaurant.
Both restaurant chains were named after his two most popular songs.
His musical career began as a country artist in Nashville, Tennessee, where he recorded his first record in 1970.
In the early years of his musical career he spent a lot of time busking in clubs and bars.
In 1973 he released his second record, followed quickly by two albums in 1974.
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In 1977 he released Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes with his breakthrough song Margaritaville.
Jimmy also wrote three bestsellers, including Tales from Margaritaville and Where is Joe Merchant?.
Both titles spent more than seven months on the New York Times bestseller list.
In 1998 he published his memoir, A Pirate Looks at Fifty, which was also on the New York Times non-fiction bestseller list.
He also wrote two children’s books with his eldest daughter, Savannah Jane Buffett.
Due to his immense popularity, Jimmy started several companies, mostly with a tropical theme.
His most famous business is the Margaritaville Café. He then licensed Margaritaville tequila, shoes and groceries.
He also founded a record label called Margaritaville Records in 1993.
When did Jimmy Buffett die?
On September 2, 2023, it was announced that the Margaritaville singer and businessman had passed away.
The singer’s death was confirmed by a statement on his official website.
The statement said: “Jimmy passed away peacefully on the night of September 1st surrounded by his family, friends, music and dogs.”
“He lived his life to the last breath like a song and will be missed immeasurably by so many.”
Who is Warren Buffett?
Warren Buffett is an American business tycoon, investor, and philanthropist from Omaha, Nebraska.
He is CEO of Berkshire Hathaway and, after great investment success, is now the fifth richest person in the world.
His net worth is over $115 billion.
In 2008, Forbes named him the richest person in the world with a net worth of around $62 billion.
He fell to second place behind Bill Gates in 2009 after giving billions of dollars to charity.
Was Jimmy Buffett related to Warren Buffett?
Although Jimmy Buffett and Warren Buffett share the same last name, they are not related.
Because of their unusual last name, many consider the couple to be somehow related.
The New York Times reported in 2018 that the couple took a 23andMe DNA test together to find out for sure.