Wes Edens is one of the brilliant minds behind Fortress Investment Group, an alternative investment company that was started up back in 1998. Along with his partners, Wes managed to build Fortress Investment into one of the leading investment companies in the United States today from their base location in New York. Fortress Investment Group has various offices spread out across the United States and abroad. By the time Wes Edens co-founded Fortress Investment Group with Randal Nardone and Rob Kauffman, he already had more than a decade of experience working in the financial industry.
Prior to coming up with the idea for Fortress Investment, Wes Edens worked at BlackRock Financial Management as well as Lehman Brothers. While Wes was well prepared for the financial industry degrees in Business Management and Finance from the University of Oregon, it was his executive positions at BlackRock that gave him the hands-on experience he needed to successfully lead Fortress Investment Group for so many years. Visit his website.
Wes Edens is also involved in several other business ventures today outside of Fortress Investment Group, including the building of the Brightline Train System in the United States. Brightline is being constructed to help reduce the high level of congestion that is continuing to grow around the country. For starters, Brightline is being built in Florida, with more train systems to come in the future. Not only is Brightline for the people and completely public, but it is the first private train system in the US to be constructed.
Wes has also taken his love for sports and added it to his portfolio by purchasing the Milwaukee Bucks, a basketball team in the NBA in the US. He also invested in a football club known as Aston Villa just this year. If that wasn’t enough, Wes Edens has also invested in Esports as well through the team FlyQuest, which is a professional League of Legends team.