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How Jimmy Buffett Turned a Song Into a $100M Empire

'Margaritaville' isn't just a song—it's an industry

(Newser) - Jimmy Buffett's 1977 hit "Margaritaville" is not the world's most popular song—but it is probably the world's most lucrative. There are now 27 Margaritavilles worldwide, the newest of which, in Atlantic City, is comprised of restaurants, a casino, bars, and stores; these days, you can... More »

Jimmy Buffett on Oil Spill: 'This Will Pass'

Singer's going ahead with $50M hotel even as tar balls wash ashore

(Newser) - The timing might be a bit off for tourists hoping to waste away, but that doesn't bother Jimmy Buffett, who's planning to open a 162-room Margaritaville hotel in Pensacola Beach in a week. As tar balls came ashore yesterday, Buffett said he had no plans to delay the opening. "... More »

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