Jimmy Buffet will no longer be sipping and shaking margaritas at his mansion in Palm Beach, Florida.
Buffet’s Mansion Goes for Millions
According to Mansion Global, he and his wife’s Palm Beach, Florida house was sold for $6.9 million. The house is considered “contemporary” and has three bedrooms.
The property sold on Nov.17. The original cost was $7.645 million.
The listing said the house also included a guest suite above a two-door garage. The house has deeded beach access. If you stand in the very center of their home, you’d notice a tall ceiling, mahogany framed doors, and a lot of windows letting in the pool and beach view.
There is a jungle theme throughout the house. This is likely a nod toward his conservation passion.
With a net worth of $550 million, he certainly has the leg-room to sell and buy as he pleases. In fact, Buffet also owns two other properties.
According to Variety, he owns an over seven-acre waterfront compound in the Hamptons since the 1990s, a Caribbean Island of St. Barts getaway, and in 2014 he sold his Beverly Hills pavilion for $8.25 million.
The well-known singer is also a businessman. He owns the Margaritaville Cafe chain.
Buffet, Manatee Protector
Nearly all of Buffet’s properties sit right next to the ocean.
With a love for the ocean, the water, the jungle and everything aquatic, it’s no surprise that Buffet has used his wealth to help what he cares so deeply about.
For the last 35 years, Buffet has been a huge advocate for protecting the manatees.
According to the Save the Manatee organization, the singer has released several TV and radio public awareness announcements for manatees over the years.
The goal of the organization is to protect endangered manatees and their habitat, as well as raising public awareness and conducting research and rehabilitation programs.
His newest message is for Florida’s 20 million residents and the tourists who visit Sunshine State. Buffet apparently started helping these aquatic creatures at one of his own concerts when he met the former Governor of Florida, Bob Graham, who shares a mutual love for manatees as well. This led to the start of the Manatee Committee.
“Thanks, in great part, to Jimmy and his association with the Club – he is Co-Chair of its Board of Directors – endangered manatees are perhaps America’s most popular and well-known marine mammal … We are tremendously grateful to Jimmy for recording the new PSAs, for his enduring and passionate support of our cause these many years, and to the numerous Parrot Head groups who adore Jimmy’s music and also give their time and financial resources to help Save the Manatee Club’s education and conservation efforts,” said Patrick Rose, executive director of Save the Manatee Club.