Meet the Co-founder of Fortress Investment Group; Wes EdensJuly 13, 2018 - Author: steph
Wes Edens is one of the leading entrepreneurs who is doing excellently in the financial industry. He is a focused entrepreneur who has invested heavily in sports. He has vast experience in the private equity sector and has been in the frontline to make Fortress Investment Group great. Fortress Investment Group is among the investment management firms that specialize in investing in transport and infrastructure, real estate, media, healthcare and financial services. He co-founded the investment management firm in 1998 and worked hard to take the firm to great heights.Wes Edens is a focused businessman who graduated from Oregon State University. Edens holds a degree in finance and business administration which has helped him throughout his career in the financial industry.
After higher education, Wes started his financial career at Lehman Brothers. He worked as a managing director and partner for the firm and applied his expertise in the firm several years. As an ambitious man, he looked for greener pastures at BlackRock Financial Management Inc. where he was responsible for BlackRock Asset Investors, a private equity fund. He was also a partner and a managing director at the firm. After co-founding Fortress Investment Group, Wes Edens dedicated much of his time and energy growing the company. He used his expertise to help the company on private equity business.
He has been in charge of the private equity business of the investment management company which involves investments focusing on health care, transport/infrastructure, real estate, financial services and media. On top of that, he helped the company in the acquisition of Nationalstar Mortgage and Sublime Lender Springleaf Financial Services. He is one of the highly paid professionals as he pockets around $54 million per year.Wes Edens is one of the businessmen who value sports. He has invested heavily in the sports sector. He owns FlyQuest; a team of League of Legends. On top of that he co-owns Milwaukee Bucks; an NBA franchise. Wes works diligently and makes sure that he works with the right minds to make his investments successful.