Serial woman-bashing comedian Pig Maher is now a minority stakeholder in the New York Mets. The baseball team made the announcement and posted a video from Maher on Twitter Sunday night. Reaction was fast and furious:
More details via the NYTimes:
“I think it’s a great investment,” Maher, the host of HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” said before the Mets’ game against the St. Louis Cardinals. “I just thought it would be a great place, especially after I’ve seen some of the ways money can disappear in recent years. I had my money in Lehman Brothers in 2008.”
According to a sale document presented to potential investors, the limited partners can get their investment back in six years with 3 percent compound interest.
Maher, 56, whose libertarianism and atheistic views are elements of his comedy, would not say whether he had bought a full $20 million share or chipped in with others to buy one.
Whatever the size of his investment, he is the most celebrated person — at least the only one with a TV show — known to have become a new partner in the team with the Wilpon family, who raised $240 million from selling pieces of the team.
But we digress.