Wes Edens can be described as a self-made billionaire who is also industrious. Very few investors have an eye for investment just like Wes Edens. Wes is one of the Principles at Fortress Investment Group. Mr. Eden is one of the investors who has had a fantastic journey in the investment industry. After his high school graduation, Wes joined the Oregon State University and graduated with a B.S in Finance and Business Administration. Edens was lucky to begin his career immediately after his graduation, and he was serving at Lehman Brothers in 1987.
Wes Edens was a go-getter and hardworking at a young age. While still working at Lehman Brothers he slowly climbed the career ladder, and he was appointed a partner and a managing director of the financial firm a position he held until 1993. He got another chance to serve in a leading financial institution known as BlackRock Asset Investor where worked for four years. Together with his colleagues, they founded Fortress Investment Group in 1998. The firm expanded, and it was the first private equity firm to be listed on the New York Stock Market. In December 2009 Wes was elected the co-Chairman of Fortress Investment Group’s Board of Directors. His leadership in Fortress has enabled the alternative asset organization to accomplish a lot in the industry. Eden led Fortress in the purchase of Springleaf Holdings Inc in 2015.
Wes Edens is also responsible for running the firm’s private equity business. Wes is not a Principle at one of the leading investment company, but he is a prominent investor and also co-owns a sports firm known as Milwaukee Bucks a National Basketball Association in Milwaukee Wisconsin. Together with other Fortress founders decided to create FlyQuest which is an eSports team which competes at championship series spring leaf. Wes is a billionaire and has been listed by Forbes as at #369 on their billionaire list. In 2007 Wes Eden’s wealth was estimated at $2.5 billion. The fortress was purchased by Japanese Investment company in 2017, but Wes together with his fellow co-founders still holds their positions in the firm and continues the operation of the company in their Head Office in New York City. Billionaire Sawiris, Edens to Buy Aston Villa Soccer Club