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Bill Maher

New York Mets

Comedian Bill Maher, host of HBO’s “Real Time” recently acknowledged owning a minority share of the Mets baseball team, although he did not specify if he bought a $20 million share of the $240 million total sale, or chipped in with others on a portion thereof.

In June 2012, the New York-born, New Jersey-raised television personality visited Citi Field to watch batting practice and discuss his role as a partner. Maher says he brings luck to the team. And Johan Santana pitched the Mets' first no-hitter in the team's history. “Let’s be honest. There was no no-hitter for 50 years. I buy in and come to town. Draw your own conclusions.”

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