A new name has emerged in the bidding to own the Miami Marlins. CNBC star and Miami native Marcus Lemonis joining former Florida governor Jeb Bush's group that's trying to buy the team.
Lemonis, host of CNBC show "The Profit," said he was recruited by Bush, who recently united with Tagg Romney, the oldest son of former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, and Wayne Rothbaum, an investment firm exec. Lemonis confirmed his new partnership on Twitter.
Bush teamed up with Romney's group after he pulled out of Derek Jeter's group, who is also vying to own the Marlins.
Lemonis' show "The Profit" follows his attempts at rebuilding failing businesses. He invests his own money in the businesses featured on the show. He is also the CEO of Camping World, a recreational vehicle company.
The 43-year-old was born in Lebanon but was raised in Perrine and still has roots in Miami. In May, Lemonis was elected onto the University of Miami board.
News of Lemonis joining the Bush-Romney group comes days after Miami businessman Jorge Mas, chairman of MasTec., Inc, a utility service provider, was identified as the third mystery bidder.
Last week, it was revealed that no group competing for ownership has enough money to meet current owner Jeffrey Loria's $1.3 billion asking price.