July 1, 2008 Jimmy Buffett has a loyal fan base that refers to itself as Parrotheads, but the lead parrot struggles a bit as a parent.
Jimmy and his wife, Jane, have a pair of teenagers at home 16-year-old Delaney and 14-year-old Cameron but as you might expect for a guy whose concerts are a travelling vacation show, hes not particularly skilled at enforcing the rules.
"Im not a good disciplinarian," he told USA Weekend. "Im Peter Pan, and Jane runs the show. But I do pay the rent and everybodys happy about that."
Pays the rent indeed. Rolling Stone has estimated that in a single year, Jimmy earned a whopping $44 million, and his partnership in a couple of casinos that are under construction are likely to pad his wallet even more.
At age 61, hes balancing life as a businessman, a family man and a guy who entertains drunken throngs. That part, he admitted, is not as easy as it used to be, but he still doesnt feel old: "Im certainly not acting my age!"