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Jimmy Buffett

Pascagoula, Mississippi, United States

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• Father worked as a naval architect in the Gulf of Mexico region and himself was the son of a sailor.

• Was assistant Southern editor of Billboard magazine.

• Founded Save the Manatee Club in 1981 and Singing for Change charitable foundation in 1995.

• Has been a member of the Greenpeace Foundation (honorary director) and the Cousteau Society.

• Billionaire investor Warren Buffett is a distant cousin.

• Collaborated in 1995 with Pulitzer Prize winner Herman Wouk, known for epic novels like The Caine Mutiny and The Winds of War, to create a musical adaptation of Don't Stop the Carnival.

• In 1996, Jamaican police mistook Buffett's sea plane for that of a drug smuggler and shot at the craft, which also carried U2's Bono.

• Served as a correspondent for Rolling Stone magazine in 1998, covering Pope John Paul II's visit to Cuba.

• That same year, his autobiography, A Pirate Looks at 50, made him one of a handful of authors to reach the top of the New York Times' best-selling books list for both fiction and non-fiction; he joined the likes of Hemingway and Steinbeck.

• Was involved in a temporary naming-rights deal for the former Dolphins Stadium in Miami in 2009.

• In 2010, performed a free concert---which also featured such acts as Jesse Winchester and Kenny Chesney---in response to an oil disaster that devastated the Gulf Coast.

• In 2011, was hospitalized with a head injury after falling from a stage while performing in Australia.