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Sep 14

Jimmy Buffett comes in at number 3 on the list of the richest lead singers in the world according to

The Richest Lead Singers in the World:
1: Paul McCartney Net Worth – $800 Million (The Beatles)
2: Bono Net Worth – $600 Million (U2)
3: Jimmy Buffett Net Worth – $400 Million
4: Elton John Net Worth – $320 Million (Solo)
5: Mick Jagger Net Worth – $305 Million (The Rolling Stones)
6: Gene Simmons Net Worth – $300 Million (KISS)
7: Sting Net Worth – $290 Million (The Police, Solo)
8: Phil Collins Net Worth – $250 Million (Genesis, Solo)
9: Dave Matthews Net Worth – $250 Million (Dave Matthews Band)
10: Prince Net Worth – $250 Million

***The figures contained in this list were acquired from all publicly available information including salaries, real estate holdings, divorces, record sales, royalties and endorsements. The final net worths come from a formula that takes out taxes, manager’s fees, agents’ fees, and lifestyle.

Jul 18

From the Miami Herald: “Savannah Buffett’s world

Savannah Jane Buffett may be the daughter of music legend Jimmy Buffett, but she’s not living in his shadow. Though she loves music (dad wrote Little Miss Magic for her), her tastes are eclectic, to say the least. Born in Colorado, Buffett (whose mom is Jane Slagsvol) grew up “all over,’’ moving to Palm Beach when she was 14. She now calls Miami home.

Current big news: The 32-year-old has launched an apparel brand called A1A, inspired by her legendary dad’s 1974 album. She also runs a namesake website, which offers recommendations on living the good life. She talked to us about her Parrothead-y world:

What inspired you to start a fashion line?

I started A1A as sort of an offering for people around my age and people from around Florida. Part of it is a love letter to the state. and a part of it takes its inspiration from my dad’s work — the old-school days of him being down in Key West and Miami and that vintage, throwback feel of what sort of made him who he was.

Jan 26

From TMZ: “Jimmy Buffett on Gurney — The Fall Was Serious“. Jimmy Buffett’s fall during a Sydney concert was clearly serious …. judging from the picture of him getting wheeled into the hospital by gurney.

From TMZ: “Jimmy Buffett’s Frightening Fall — Caught on Tape
Jimmy Buffett plummeted off the stage in Australia last night and crashed HARD into the concrete floor — and the devastating accident was all captured on tape … and obtained by TMZ.

Oct 20

From the Chicago Breaking Business: “Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville coming to Navy Pier

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville restaurant is sailing into Navy Pier for a 10-year run.

The Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, which owns and operates the pier, approved the lease Wednesday morning.

“So, we’ll have the Caribbean in February on Navy Pier,” said David Mosena, board chairman. The authority is hoping the restaurant and entertainment venue will serve as an attendance magnet year-round.

Buffett, in a prepared statement, expressed his excitement for the new venue, targeted to open next spring.

“From my earliest days in the city, playing the Quiet Knight on Belmont, to the pinnacle of live performances to me, singing in front of the ivy wall at Wrigley Field, I have had a long and wonderful history and affection for the people, the music, the art and the food of the Windy City. I have always thought of Chicago as a beach town, a pretty big one, but still a beach town.”

Terms of the deal were not immediately available.

The restaurant beat out 10 other bidders, including the current tenant in the space, Charlie’s Ale House.

Sep 11

From the Philadelphia Inquirer: “Trump Entertainment puts Trump Marina in Atlantic City up for sale again

The on-again, off-again courtship between Coastal and Trump Entertainment came up in the bankruptcy hearings earlier this year. Robert Pickus, Trump Entertainment’s general counsel, said costly litigation in Florida involving the casino company and Richard T. Fields, chairman of Coastal Marina, an affiliate of Coastal Development, would be dismissed with the sale of Trump Marina to Coastal.

But Thursday, Fields said Coastal was no longer interested, and he rebuked Juliano and Trump Entertainment for trying to use Coastal to solicit higher offers.

“Coastal made a written offer to purchase the Marina on Aug. 23, 2010, and was prepared to place half of the purchase price in escrow,” Fields said. “The company never responded. . . . Last week, we formally withdrew our offer.”

Jul 27

The Knowland Group has released a survey: “Jimmy Buffett Benefit Concert Paradise for Hoteliers and Tourists

The Knowland Group™, the world’s largest data firm in the global meetings and conventions industry, today released a survey on the effects of the Jimmy Buffett Gulf Coast Benefit Concert on the local hospitality industry. The survey, conducted two weeks after the concert was completed, found many hotels within 75 miles of Gulf Shores, AL were booked, but future reservations failed to materialize.

Specifically, of the hotels surveyed, 49% reported that more than half of their guests who stayed at their hotel attended the concert. In addition, 45% of responding hotels stated that less than half of their guests attended the concert. Of those concert attendees, 41% stayed one night and 53% stayed two nights; making up for the evaporation of the usual weekend vacationers following the oil spill.

“I saw people in line at the bars and the souvenir shops,” stated an Orange Beach, AL hotelier. “This concert was the greatest thing we [sic] ever had in our area.”

The increase in room bookings was welcomed by the surveyed hoteliers, with 89% claiming the event was very helpful to their business and 11% stating it was somewhat helpful. None of the survey’s respondents stated that the concert had any ill effect.

“I even had a waiting list for my hotel and I can’t remember the last time that happened,” noted one Gulf Shores hotelier.

Jul 27

From HIGH-DEF DISC News: “Jimmy Buffett Performs On the World’s Largest Mobile LED Screen

Fans enjoyed a somewhat impromptu performance with one impressive view.

Even if you don’t like Jimmy Buffett, there’s something wonderful about watching anything on a 33 foot truck-mounted LED screen. It’s one of those things you just don’t get to do every day.

BSUN Media Systems was the group in charge of setting up the simulcast for Jimmy Buffett’s recent charity concert, and they called on the GoVision mobile LED screen known as GoBigger. “We put the screen on a barge – no small feat – and had a tugboat pull the giant truck-mounted screen on the barge up to the dock,” explains BSUN owner Brad Sundberg.

2,500 people attended the resulting concert, though the screen was visible from up to a quarter of a mile away.

Jul 21

Fox10TV has an article on Jimmy Buffett donating a boat to help in the wildlife rescue effort: “Wildlife rescue boat donated by Buffett

Alabama Unified Command’s efforts to recover wildlife along the Gulf Coast were enhanced with the donation of a special boat from singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett.

The popular entertainer has donated a boat to help recover oil-soaked wildlife. The boat, built by Dragonfly Boatworks in Vero Beach, Fla., was designed specifically to navigate the shallow waters and marshes of the Gulf Coast to retrieve injured wildlife.

The boat will play an important role in the efforts of Alabama Unified Command to ensure that local wildlife are rescued and transported to rehabilitation centers.

The boat is scheduled to begin wildlife recovery operations during the week of July 19.

Related article: Jimmy Buffett and Dragonfly Boatworks to Donate Boat to Assist In Wildlife Rescue Operations

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