Personal Facts

Name: James William Buffett
Born: December 25, 1946
Death: September 1, 2023 (76 years old)

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

Schools Attended:
St Ignatius (elementary school)
McGill Institue in Mobile, AL (Catholic school for boys)- graduated in 1964

Colleges Attended:
Auburn University (first learned to play guitar)
Pearl River Community College
The University of Southern Mississippi- graduated in 1969
Initiated into the Kappa Sigma fraternity

Spouse: Jane Slagsvol (married on August 27, 1977)

Former Spouse: Margie Washichek (married in 1969 and seperated in 1971)

Savannah Jane (born June 1st, 1979)
Sarah Delaney (born April 1st, 1992)
Cameron Marley (adopted in 1994)

Books – Best Sellers List: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
1992 – Where Is Joe Merchant – #1 New York Times Best Sellers List- Fiction
1998 – A Pirate Looks at Fifty – #1 New York Times Best Seller Lists – Nonfiction
2004 – A Salty Piece of Land – #3 – New York Times Best Sellers List – Fiction
2008 – Swine Not? – #6 – New York Times Best Sellers List – Hardcover Fiction

Accomplishments: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.