The finance guru has worked in several senior positions in different organizations. He was one of the pioneers and works as a principal at a global investment manager called Fortress Investment Group. The organization has been operational for more than two decades now. Over the years, the firm has expanded its portfolios which are valued at about $41.4 billion according to a valuation report released last year.
Due to the exemplary leadership of Wes Edens, Fortress Investment Group has become a pacesetter in the industry by establishing successful enterprises in sectors such as infrastructure, healthcare, and real estate. The company has its headquarters in New York. In late 2017, the group was acquired by a Japanese firm known as Softbank. He has played a key role in the development of Brightline. The project is one of a kind in the U.S as it’s the first intercity train to be started by private investors. Read this on cnbc.com
The train service is expected to connect more cities in the country soon. Wes Edens is also the pioneer of an energy firm called New Fortress. It has been operating for the last five years and has received international recognition for providing clean energy to its clients. Some of its projects are found in North America and the Caribbean. The businessman partnered with a colleague to acquire a basketball team in the U.S called Milwaukee Bucks.
After the acquisition, the two entrepreneurs switched their focus to constructing a modern arena. Wes Edens was involved in the establishment of an entertainment joint that cost about $524 million. The project was to cover 27 acres of land. Wes also acquired a popular football club based in the United Kingdom known as Aston Villa. Since an early age, Mr. Edens has always been passionate about athletics and many other sports activities.
He is a graduate of Oregon University where he acquired his finance skills. After completing his studies, he was hired by a financial institution based in California. He also worked at Merrill Lynch for a short period and later moved to a mortgage company in 1987. Wes Edens engages in various philanthropic activities with the main aim been to conduct research on climate change.