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Jimmy Buffett is Worth $400 Million

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

  1. FilterFunk

    FilterFunk Everything is on the ONE! Supporting Member

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


    Nov 8, 2012
    Is that all?
  3. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Good for him! Millionaires make the world go 'round no matter what you heard on the news.
  4. JohnMCA72


    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.
  5. Musiclogic

    Musiclogic Commercial User

    Aug 6, 2005
    Southwest Michigan
    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.
  6. Kukulkan61

    Kukulkan61 Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2011
    Northern Arizona
  7. hover


    Oct 4, 2008
    Yeah...everytime I blow out my flip flop, I curse his name and owe him 20 cents...
  8. :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.
  9. It was the "Aidsburger in Paradise" bump he got. It was his biggest hit yet, bringing younger listeners into his nearly-depleted demographic.
  10. Unprofessional


    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!
  11. MegaSwing

    MegaSwing Your Obedient Bassist® Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2002
    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.
  12. 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:
  13. 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.

  14. Richland123


    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.
  15. MrLenny1


    Jan 17, 2009
    Not bad for an old bass player originally.
  16. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    That's good news
  17. Red_Merkin


    Nov 12, 2012
  18. bassbully

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

    Sep 7, 2006
    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.
  19. 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!