Wes Edens is a successful entrepreneur who owns shares in Fortress Investment Group LLC. a global investment manager. He is also the co-CEO of this company, and under his leadership, the company has rapidly grown increasing its stake capital asset from $400 million to approximately $41.4 billion assets. On 27th December 2017, Fortress Investment Group was acquired by Softbank Group, and since then Wes Edens together with his partners have been leading the company independently. The company headquarters is in New York.
Prior to founding Fortress Group, Mr. Wes Edens served as the managing director of BlackRock Financial Management Inc., a private equity fund where he managed the BlackRock Asset Investors. Formerly, Mr. Edens was a shareholder and operating officer at Lehman Brothers. Wes Edens attended Oregon State University where he studied and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Finance. View Wes Edens’s profile on Linkedin
Under his leadership, Fortress group has invested in various industry-leading businesses and has as well owned facilities such as healthcare, real estate media, and entertainment. In 2014, he founded New Fortress Energy, a company that’s focused on changing the world to a better, clean and safe place for living through introducing re-usable energy sources. In the same year, Mr. Wes Edens became a co-owner of Milwaukee Bucks, and he has steered the efforts of creating a new arena at the city of Milwaukee for the NBA franchise. The recently launched $524 million Fiserv Forum is a centerpiece project of Bucks that intended to transform acres of unused land into a vibrant entertainment district.
Besides his successful career, Mr. Edens is a sports lover. His interest in games started at a tender age. He was raised in the rural area of Montana ranch where he actively participated in outdoor sports such as ski racing, horse jumping, and mountain climbing.
Mr. Edens has also been extending his hand of humility giving back to the community. Eden together with the help of his family, they have founded Edens Family Fund, a center for climate research at Princeton University. He has also endowed a professorship at Macalester College in St. Paul as well as the Edens Professorship in Global Health.
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