It might not be a surprise to talk about Wes Edens, who is the co-founder and the co-CEO of Fortress Investment Group LLC, that was founded in 1998. He is currently a global investment manager, with approx. $40.9 billion of assets under his administration. The kind of all-rounder he is, Wes’s facts and figures might never be summed up enough. But let’s get to know this interesting personality.
Wes Edens graduated in BS finance from Oregan State University in 1984. Initially, his career started in 1987 at Lehman Brothers, where he was managing and marketing director there till 1993. After that, he went to BlackRock’s private equity division where he worked as a partner and Managing Director till 1997.
Talking about Fortress Investment Group LLC, under Wes’s headship, the company has expanded vastly as well as successfully, it has established transportation and infrastructure projects across the globe and put up industry leading businesses in real estate business, finance service, media, entertainment, and health care. In 2014 Wes Edens also became co-owner of Milwaukee which served as the innovative stadium to the city. Edens has also been the catalyst for the establishment of Brightline, which is the very first privately owned, upheld and functional railway system in the United States. It will further connect many cities within the US. This project is still being worked over for further expansion as well. Talking about sports, he is the co-owns Milwaukee Bucks, which is a NBA franchise and is located in Wisconsin.
Wes Edens also has a philanthropic side to him and is an active humanitarian, long term supporter as well as a trustee of the U.S Ski and Snowboard Foundation. It’s not just him, even his family along with him established “The Edens Family Fund for Climate Change Research” at Princeton University. Edens also served as inaugural co-chair of the Brown School Republic Health Advisory Council and was gifted a chairmanship at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota.
From business, healthcare, education, entertainment, sports to travel and transport, Wes Edens has spread his wisdom to a wide range of industries.
Rainbow34 October 21, 2018