Wes Edens Businessman, Entrepreneur, and Sports Team Owner

Wes Edens is not just one of the leaders and co founders of the Fortress Investment Group he is also one of the owners of the Milwaukee Bucks. Since he purchased the team he has changed the culture of the team in just five years. He purchased the team in 2014 and the team had a reputation for losing but in 2019 the tides changed for the Milwaukee Bucks and Wes Edens. The team had the best record in the eastern conference and the number one seedig in the playoffs. Wes Edens proved to have the same success in the sports world that he had in the business world. You can even say that Mr. Edens just became more successful in the business world because of his success in the sports world. Because at the end of the day the Milwaukee Bucks became profitable just like the Fortress Group. Read this article at Gazetteday.com

Wes Edens has amassed a fortune of 1.65 billion over the last three decades because of his education, business savvy, and extremely hard work. Mr. Edens journey to wealth, power, and success started back in 1984 after he graduated from Oregon State University with his degree in finance and business administration. After he finished college he got his first job with the firm Lehman Brothers in 1987 and he worked for this company for 6 years as a partner and managing director. He left the company Lehman Brothers in 1997 and took a position at Blackrock Financial Management that was the same position he held at Lehman Brothers until 1997. Wes Edens saw the success that he brought to Lehman Brothers and Blackrock Financial Management and that’s when in 1998 he decided to found his own company called the Fortress Investment Group. His two other co founder and partners of the company was Rob Kauffman and Randal Nordone. Mr. Edens primarily duty within the company is that he is responsible for private equity and publicly traded alternative investment businesses. He is also the chief investment officer for the company.

Source: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-04/fortress-billionaire-wes-edens-bets-on-freedom-gas-exports