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Marcus Lemonis puts his money on baseball

July 6th, 2017

Marcus Lemonis is putting money on the great American pastime.

The CEO of Lincolnshire-based Camping World and star of CNBC’s “The Profit” has joined former GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush in bidding for the Florida Marlins baseball team.

“It’s a chance for me to work on a big business from my hometown,” Lemonis told me. “I love Chicago, but Miami made me who I am.”

Also part of that bidding group: Tagg Romney, son of another former presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, and New York-based investor Wayne Rothbaum.

Lemonis is a natural to invest in the Marlins as he grew up in Florida and sits on University of Miami’s board.

Read my Taking Names column to find out who else in Chicago has invested in pro-baseball teams outside of Illinois.

 

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