1. Welcome to TalkBass, the Premier Bass Player Community and Information Source. We've been uniting the Low End Since 1998!

    We're glad you've found us. Register a 100% Free Account to post and unlock tons of features.

Jimmy Buffett is Worth $400 Million

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Richland123, Dec 26, 2012.


  1. Richland123

    Richland123

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2009
  2. FilterFunk

    FilterFunk Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2010
    I guess slow and steady really does win the race...at least sometimes.
     
  3. hgiles

    hgiles

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2012
    Location:
    Virginia
  4. two fingers

    two fingers You tahkin 'uh me? Yeah, you. You tahkin 'uh me? Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2005
    Location:
    Eastern NC USA
    Good for him! Millionaires make the world go 'round no matter what you heard on the news.
     
  5. Register to disable this ad
  6. JohnMCA72

    JohnMCA72

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2009
    I'm not surprised. I'm not much of a fan of his music, but I've gathered that he's pretty sharp at business, & I'm a fan of that.
     
  7. Musiclogic

    Musiclogic

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2005
    Location:
    Southwest Michigan
    Disclosures:
    Owner/Builder: HJC Customs USA, The Cool Lute, C G O
    Jimmy has his name leased to so many things, I am surprised it's not more. Jimmy and Gene Simmons are very similar in how they latched onto marketing themselves.
     
  8. og61pbass

    og61pbass

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2011
    Location:
    Northern Arizona
  9. hover

    hover

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2008
    Yeah...everytime I blow out my flip flop, I curse his name and owe him 20 cents...
     
  10. zachoff

    zachoff

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2003
    Location:
    Boulder Suburbia, Colorado
    :D

    My uncle saw him a couple summers ago & said he'd never seen so many bewbs at a show in his life (he's 65 and has seen a ton of shows). I neither love nor hate Jimmy Buffett, but I'll be damned if I can't sing along with most all his songs I hear. Something to be said for that, I guess.
     
  11. Immigrant

    Immigrant

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2010
    Location:
    West of Stumptown, USA
    It was the "Aidsburger in Paradise" bump he got. It was his biggest hit yet, bringing younger listeners into his nearly-depleted demographic.
     
  12. Unprofessional

    Unprofessional Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2012
    He went to Paris
    Looking for answers
    To questions that bothered him so

    Questions like... where's the bank?

    Good on you, Jimmy!
     
  13. MegaSwing

    MegaSwing Your Obedient Bassist® Gold Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2002
    Location:
    Baltimore, MD USA
    Now THAT'S making the most out of modest musical talent, a la Sonny Bono. Can't find anything wrong with it.
     
  14. KJung

    KJung

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2005
    Location:
    Wisconsin and Upper Michigan
    He is an amazing business person, and actually a pretty impressive songwriter.

    I have never met him, but have three good friends from the 'old neighborhood' that have made up the backbone of the Coral Reefer Band for the last 25 years or so (Roger Guth on drums, and the Mayer brothers... Pete on Guitar and Jimmy on bass (wonderful bassist). These guys are amazing, amazing players (I believe Roger had a shot at a Pat Metheny tour at one point). And, also remember Ralph MacDonald (of Chick Corea fame, wrote 'where is the love', etc., etc.) was Jimmy's percussionist for years (he recently passed).

    More musically going on there than you would think. Mack Macanally (amazing Nashville songwriter) has also been part of the band forever.

    Nice people, totally professional organization. I've been backstage a few times over the years, and it is a well run machine. Very family oriented. Cool when good people do well!

    Per the above... good for him!:bassist:
     
  15. Lonesomedave

    Lonesomedave

    Joined:
    May 13, 2011
    Location:
    Nashville, Cats
    oh, no....disagree.

    he may not be your cup of tea (he's not really MINE), but musically and as a song writer, he's fantastic

    as far as his money...go, man, go....good for you.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. Richland123

    Richland123

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2009
    My friend's grandson plays drums for a Jimmy Buffett tribute act and they play a lot of gigs across the country for good money. The guy in the band who does the Jimmy Buffett impersonation does look and sing like him albeit not as good on guitar. People around here pack places to see him.

    If I could do what Jimmy has done to create a business empire, I would have done it too. He sure does have a devout fan base.
     
  17. MrLenny1

    MrLenny1 Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2009
    Location:
    N.H.
    Not bad for an old bass player originally.
     
  18. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2010
    Location:
    The Great Midwest
  19. Red_Merkin

    Red_Merkin

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2012
  20. bassbully

    bassbully Endorsed by The PHALEX CORN BASS..mmm...corn!

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2006
    Location:
    Blimp City USA
    I have nothing against him and also say Kudo's to him but I have never dug his music or understood the interest in it myself. I have seen quite a few other island sytle , acoustic singer-songwriters like him locally who IMO are just as good but have just not found the right song yet I guess.
     
  21. Wookieonbass

    Wookieonbass

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2008
    Location:
    Enchanted Mitten, USA
    His songs are fun, and singable with catchy hooks. Plus a free and easy appearing lifestyle. All the things that the average person can relate (or wishes they could relate ) to. He appears to really have a knack for marketing those songs into an empire.

    Good for you Jimmy!
     

Share This Page