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Jimmy vs. Warren - The Battle of the Buffetts

Updated on September 5, 2016

Here we have two very well known and established men, each very successful in his own right. They share the same last name, but are two very different people. One likes to party, the other likes to work. It's Buffett rules to the Buffet rule, from Key West to Omaha. But maybe they're not as different as we think. Here we pit them head to head in a comparison, let’s begin.



Jimmy –No slouch in this department, According to Celebrity Net Worth, Jimmy’s worth somewhere around $400 million. Along with his very successful musical career, he owns a chain of Margaritaville restaurants and get this, has three #1 best selling books to his credit. Not too shabby.

Warren – Few people are going to win this battle. According to Forbes, Warren Buffett’s 2011 net worth was in the $50 billion range, good for #3 in the world. Enough said.

Advantage – Warren



Jimmy –Jimmy Buffett has a legion of fans known as Parrotheads. Selling out any venue he performs, sometimes within minutes of going on sale. The Parrotheads vary from college age to elderly. You will see successful doctors and lawyers drinking beer and cutting loose at a Buffett (Jimmy) concert. The best part of a Jimmy Buffett concert is the tailgating, as the fans go all out with themes and costumes.

Warren – I’m not sure of the actual number of fans Warren has. It’s safe to assume however, that it is drastically smaller than Jimmy’s. I’m sure there have been numerous book reports and Wall Street Journal articles on Warren, but he’s going to lose this one.

Advantage: Jimmy



Jimmy -At 65, Jimmy Buffet has been in the music industry for quite some time now. Beginning as acountry artist in the 1960s and then forming his laid back beach style in the 70's, his appeal has stood the test of time. With 17 gold and platinum records, jimmy is still recording and touring today with no sign of letting up.

Warren - Born in 1930 and making his first million by 1962, Warren Buffett has stood the test of time and is one of the most successful business men of our time. He is still making headlines today, and should be able to make a few more billion before it's all over.

Advantage: Warren

Name Recognition

Jimmy –In America, Jimmy Buffett's name is synonymous with partying and a good time. He’s known as the guy in lying in a hammock on a beach, strumming a guitar after a few coronas.

Warren – Business types and Wall Street know Warren. His success is legendary. The Wizard of Omaha had made his first million at just over 30 and never looked back. These days he’s well known for his philanthropy and his outspoken statements on the tax code.

Advantage: Jimmy



Jimmy –Jimmy’s influence is mainly music based. Many opening acts have gone on to have successful careers. He’s well known in the entertainment business, but has great business acumen as well. He’s made cameos in major movies, and has licensed his own brand of Margarittaville tequila, foods, and even flip-flops. His charitable work has provides relief for hurricane victims and children in need. He has performed many charitable concerts for different organizations..

Warren -In 2008, Warren Buffett was the world’s richest man. He’s always in the top five, and with money comes power. The legendary investor is in a league of his own when it comes to influence. The son of a U.S. representative, Warren’s influence on politics is widely known. His name has come up in the past in connection with economic advisor and even Secretary of Treasury. His charitable donations are too vast to name. The Buffet Foundation is used to manage his donations, and Buffett has said will receive the bulk of his assets upon his death.

Advantage: Warren

Okay, so there we have it. Warren takes the edge in the battle of the Buffetts, but Jimmy has nothing to be ashamed about. Both have a ton of money and are hugely successful. Both give substantial amounts to charity. One plays a guitar, the other plays the market. They share a last name but from what I’ve found, there is no relation. Just a couple of old rich dudes that are very good at what they do.


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      Tom Koecke 5 years ago from Tacoma, Washington

      I'm not sure I would have, unless it was like $50 or $60.

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      Pete Fanning 5 years ago from Virginia

      Okay okay Tom, but if you knew how much Warren paid you would have written it too!

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      Tom Koecke 5 years ago from Tacoma, Washington

      Oh, this is so much crap, weestro, that I think Warren probably paid you to write it!

      Let's look at the truly important things in life:

      Women: Jimmy has thousands of scantilly clad women at his concerts. Warren's babes wear business suits.

      Booze: Jimmy probably drank more before it was legal for him to do so than Warren, a known tea-totaler, has drank in his entire life.

      Women: Women are constantly showing their busts to Jimmy at his concert. The only busts of women shown to Warren are at art shows.

      Drugs: Jimmy did pot, coke, and acid. Warren does atenolol and viagra, depending on which way he wants his blood pressure going.

      Women: Jimmy has beautiful women in grass skirts and bikini tops doing the hula with him. Warren does the waltz with old ladies in business suits.

      Partying: A party to Jimmy lasts a week on a tropical beach, and has women, booze, women, drugs, and women. A party to Warren is trying to blow out 80 some odd candles.

      When one stops pandering to the billions of dollars for a paltry sum to distort the truth, it is easily seen that parrotheads know which Buffett is truly the best!

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      Pete Fanning 6 years ago from Virginia

      Alecia, I sent a message but it must not have been you. I have added contact info to my profile if you want to message me.

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      Alecia Murphy 6 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      I missed this hub! But I'm glad I found it now. Very cool concept and I agree that while Warren may have money, Jimmy Buffet has more swagger.

      When you get a chance can you find me and message me on Facebook? Thanks!

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      manish agrawal 6 years ago

      great answer always comes by great question

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      jenubouka 6 years ago

      "a couple of old rich dudes good at what they do"

      This was an awesome and creative hub Weestro. Never thought of comparing the two and you are spot on with both. If I had to chose, of course, Jimmy. Going to work in flip flops singing about margaritas and beaches, that's the life.