|Name: James William Buffett
Born: December 25, 1946
Place of Birth: Jackson County Memorial Hospital near Pascagoula Mississippi
Parents: James Delaney Buffett Jr. (deceased) and Mary Loriane “Peets” (deceased)
Siblings: Two sisters, Loraine Marie “Laurie” and Lucy Ann “Lulu”
Raised: Mobile, Alabama
Spouse: Jane Slagsvol (married on August 27, 1977)
Former Spouse: Margie Washichek (married in 1969 and seperated in 1971)
Jimmy Buffett is one of only seven authors to have a number one book on both the New York Times Fiction and Non-Fiction Best Sellers list. The other authors who have accomplished this include John Steinbeck, Ernest Hemingway, Mitch Albom, William Styron, Irving Wallace, and Dr. Seuss.
Jimmy has had five books on the best sellers list, three of them went to number 1.
1989 – Tales From Margaritaville – #1 New York Times Best Sellers List – Fiction
1969 – Received a BS Degree from University of Southern Mississippi.
1969 – Worked as a correspondent for Billboard Magazine in Nashville
1969 – Signed with Barnaby Records
1970 – First album “Down To Earth” was released and only 200 copies printed.1981 – Co-founded the Save the Manatee Club1989 – Was a part owner of the Ft Myers Miracles minor league baseball team with Bill Murray
2001 – Part owner of several Krispy Kreme restaurants (Southern Florida Parnership)
2001: Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville in Orlando sets the Guinness World Record for the largest cocktail, the margarita that measured 7,039 gallons.