Wes Edens is a well-known American businessman born in 1961 and currently resides in New York. He owes his rich educational background from Capital High School in Montana and later joined Oregon State University earning a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Finance. Edens’ commenced his career journey at Lehman Brothers in 1987 where he stood as managing director and partner for six years.
In the search for more challenges, Wes Edens moved to BlackRock Asset Investor where he earned the position of a managing director until 1997. He gained immense knowledge, skill, and experience in finance industry during his years in the mentioned companies. At around 1998, Edens stumbled on an opportunity with two other partners; Robert Kauffman and Randal Nardone who came together and formed Fortress Investment Group. Wes Eden’s primary role in the company was to lead the Private Equity Division which was Fortress Investment Group’s core business when it was launched. His department mainly focuses on investments in real estate business, health care, infrastructure, transportation, and financial services.
Today, Wes Edens acts as founder, co-principal, and co-chairman of the Board of directors of the Fortress Investment Group and has continued to participate in the growing and development of the company actively. Apart from being a leader in finance industry, Edens has taken more responsibilities in the sports industry since 2014. He earned the title “Professional Sports Owner” when he purchased the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks for a staggering $550 million. He also owns the FlyQuest per taking roles in eSports as well as competing in the North American League of Legends Championship series.
Wes Edens was on the frontline in overseeing the sale of Fortress Investment Group to Softbank Group Corporation a company based in Japan which turned out to be a success. With a self-made fortune over the years in the finance industry, the Fortress Group co-founder was acknowledged by Forbes in 2007 and ranked 297 with an impressive net worth of $3.5 billion to his name. His success can be derived from his expertise and intelligence in making outstanding investment decisions throughout his career journey.
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