Wes Edens is known for many different accomplishments these days as an entrepreneur and investor all over the world. Today, he is even the owner of a sports team as well. His most notable position comes from Fortress Investment Group, which he co-founded with two other business partners and currently operates as a leading investment firm in the United States. Since first opening back in 1998, Fortress Investment Group has become a billion dollar corporation.
Wes Edens built up his experience through his education at Oregan State University, where he earned his degree in finances and business management. After Wes graduated from University in 1984, he began his career a few short years later working at Lehman Brothers. He worked at the company as a managing director for several years before testing new waters and joining another company. He continued this pattern, building up his experience and knowledge in the financial industry until he was ready to implement his own ideas for an investment company.
Wes Edens is one of the original founders of Fortress Investment and as such he has been around since the companies open to the public for trading. Starting in 2007, Fortress Investment Group opened up for public trading and had more than 600 million dollars worth of shares sold within the first couple of years. In 2009, Wes Edens joined the companies board of directors as well. Wes plays a role in handling various different aspects of the company, including its media presence, healthcare practices, real estate services and financial services.
Wes is also responsible for the acquisition of Springfield Financial as well, proving to be a worthwhile investment despite being more than 100 million dollars. In just five years, Fortress Investment increased their initial investments value by more than 20 times. Bucks Wes Edens’ ‘take-home pay’ is $54M: New York Times
Today, Wes Eden’s has also taking to team ownership as well. Currently, Wes Eden’s is the owner of the Milwaukee Bucks, which costs more than 500 million dollars when it bought the team back in 2014 with Marc Lasry. It is his mission to rebuild them into a consistent and winning team for the state. etc