For a long time now we’ve all heard the rumors about Jimmy Buffett, musician, and Warren Buffett, billionaire- are they related or not? Apparently Warren Buffett’s sister, the family genealogist, first pondered this question many years ago.
A recent article posted on cnn.com apparently disproves the interesting idea.
According to the article, both Buffetts submitted their DNA to a new firm called 23andMe, which analyzes DNA to determine ancestry. The company determined that while the two Buffetts do have common ancestors….you’d have to go back more than 10,000 years to find them. They’re about as closely related to each other as they are to me.
Thanks to Erick, our resident (Jimmy) Buffett expert, for submitting this tidbit.