Wes Edens is the Co-founder and Chief Investment Officer of Fortress Investment Group, a private equity firm. The firm is highly diversified as it invests in different fields such as healthcare, real estate, media, transportation, and entertainment industry.
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Love for Underdog Teams
Mr. Wes has an investment affinity to underdog teams that are struggling in the league. He recently acquired Aston Villa Fc with a bid to make it one the best club in the English Championships. Aston Villa fans are optimistic that with the new leadership structure then there is no doubt that the club will achieve maximum success. Edens is also the co-owner of Milwaukee Bucks, an NBA team that he invested in when nobody would ever think that they will rise to become a better basketball team in the future. His efforts have however proved his critics wrong, and the Milwaukee Bucks is among the best teams in the league right now.
Fortress Investment Group
Fortress Investment Group became one of the first private equity firms to go public in 2007. This move gave Wes Edens a stake worth of about $2.3 billion. Mr. Wes has managed to transform Fortress into a household name in the private equity business. His models are results-oriented and focus on ensuring that the clients’ needs are satisfied with the latter.
Wes Edens is an alumnus of Oregon State University where he graduated with a degree in Finance and Business Administration. He then landed his first job at a local bank in San Francisco. While working for there, his acquaintance advised him to try Wall Street because he had unmatched skills that would see him conquer the New York industry. In 1993 he moved to there and worked for Lehman Brothers and BlackRock. After only five years he teamed up with like-minded colleagues to start Fortress.
Wes Edens has a deep interest in private equity business, and his undying spirit has enabled him to be successful in most business ventures. He prefers to work with open-minded individuals who are focused on achieving impossible dreams. Wes Edens works strictly on service delivery and is guided by business ethics.