Connecticut Billionaire on Track to Purchase the New York Mets
Greenwich resident Steven Cohen is worth $13.6 billion according to Forbes and he's angling to buy the New York Mets.
Here's what we know about Steve Cohen. He's the second wealthiest man in Connecticut behind Ray Dalio whose net worth is $18.7 billion according to a recent article on the website courant.com.
Cohen is a hedge fund manager and chairman and CEO of Point72 Asset Management based in Stamford and he's highly skilled at making a lot of money, BUT, money aside, if he ends up being the majority owner of the New York Mets will it actually breathe new life into this baseball team?
Cohen has always been a life long Mets fan with dreams of becoming a majority owner of an MLB team. In 2012 he put up $20 million to become a 4% owner and according to Bloomberg News he wants to up his share to 80%.
If you're a Mets fan, you have to ask yourself if Cohen had already been the Mets majority shareholder would he of made sure that Mets pitcher, Zach Wheeler stayed in New York and not gone to the Phillies?
Fans are already getting pumped up about an owner with deep pockets. Does this mean he'll spend some serious cash for top-flight talent? With Cohen at the helm, will he be able to financially go head-to-head with his crosstown rivals, the New York Yankees? We'll see, but I do like the fact that Steve Cohen has always been a passionate Mets fan. This will be his team and I think he will spend what it takes to bring the World Series Trophy back to Queens.