Mets Minority Owners List
Mets Minority owners include Anthony Scaramucci, Bill Maher, and Kenneth Lerer. The Mets ranked as the 6th most valuable MLB team worth $2.9 billion by Forbes.
Steven Cohen bought the franchise for $2.4 billion in 2020 to acquire a whopping 95% of Majority shares. It was the highest price ever paid for a North American Sports team.
New York Yankees is another Major League club from the same state that has the highest value among all other franchises. They have a total worth of $7.1 Billion as of 2023.
The principal owner Cohen has the highest authority in making decisions for the team. He is a hedge fund billionaire who intends to spare no effort in spending further in leading the team to glorious days soon.
Minority shareholders such as Maher and Lerer have largely benefited from the recent acquisition of Mets by Cohen. Since they own a 4% ownership of the club's total share, their equity has risen by multiple times after the change in ownership.
Although the minor stakeholders cannot voice their opinion among the Board of Directors, they provide support to decisions made by owner Cohen. Likewise, they have no control over any of the administrative activities in the franchise.
Here is the list of New York Mets Minority owners;
- Bill Maher
- Kenneth Lerer
- Anthony Scaramucci
Bill Maher is an American comedian that has 4% minor equity in New York Mets franchises. Maher bought the minority ownership interest in 2012.
Maher is famous for his satirical and sociopolitical critiques aimed at the guests invited to his show. Being a social influencer and supporter of animal rights, he targets discussions regarding various topics on religion, politics, and media.
His debates contain matters on political correctness and critical reviews on the basis of his 2008 documentary Religulous.
Kenneth Lerer is an American media executive as the chairman and founder of The Huffington Post. Lerer is the owner of 4% minority share of the New York Mets in 2012.
The former Buzzfeed chairman is also the managing director of Lerer Hippeau Ventures and chairman of Betaworks. Lerer is a Businessman and Venture Capitalist that has invested in Mets after the Walpon family issued 12 minority shares for $20 million.
He is also the former Executive Vice President of AOL Time Warner and a founding partner of Robinson, Lerer, and Montgomery (RLM). The RLM is a corporate communications firm based in New York.
Anthony Scaramucci is a former White House Director of Communications that has invested in Mets. Scaramucci is a 4% minority shareholder since 2012.
He had bought $20 million worth of shares that year to help the Wilpon family recover the MLB debt that year. After the franchise got bought by Cohen at four times its previous worth, their investments have tripled over the years.
Sacramucci is the founder of Skybridge Capital that started his career as Financier from Goldman Sachs in 1989.