SeaWorld is embroiled in an ongoing legal battle with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which fined the park $75,000 for three safety violations in 2010 -- a decision that SeaWorld appealed and argued down to $12,000. But the judge upheld a ruling recommended by OSHA that banned humans from being in the water with orca whales unless there were physical barriers to reduce the risk of serious injury or death. There have been about two dozen cases of attacks on humans in marine parks and none in the wild.
SeaWorld was bought by the Blackstone Group for $2.5 billion in 2009 and took the company public last April. In December, the company sold of its majority stake of SeaWorld, but still makes huge profits off the company in various payments and fees.
"SeaWorld is a remarkable business," added Schwarzman, who said he has not seen "Blackfish." "And people who go there love it."
SeaWorld has been contacted for comment.