Fred Wilpon is the current owner of the New York Mets, a position he has held since 1980. He served as president of the team between 1980 and 2002, Chief Executive Officer since 1980 and as a Chairman of the Board since 2003.

Wilpon was a teammate of Baseball Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax on Brooklyn's Lafayette High School baseball team. Wilpon and Koufax remain close friends, with Koufax an annual visitor at the Mets' spring training facility in Port St. Lucie, Florida.