Wes Edens has been a top executive in the financial industry for over two decades, having began his long and successful career after earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Business Administration from Oregon State University in 1984 and acquiring the position of Managing Director at Lehman Brothers in 1987, and working there for 6 years. He moved on from there to work as a Managing Partner at the BlackRock Financial Management firm. Then, in 1998, he and two other partners founded the New York based private equity and hedge fund company Fortress Investment Group, which later became the nation’s first large firm of its kind to be traded publicly on the New York Stock Exchange. Read more about Wes Edens at Wikipedia
Being a big sports enthusiast, Wes Edens, along with partners Marc Lasry and Jamie Dinan, purchased a professional basketball team, the Milwaukee Bucks in 2014 for $550 million, and he promised the fans that he would keep the team in Wisconsin. He also bought a soccer team called Aston Villa, along with Egyptian businessman and billionaire Nassef Sawiris, who helped him set aside funds for the acquisition of the team and devise a plan to move the players forward so that they could become as successful as they once were. In addition to owning pro sports teams, Wes Edens is also the owner of the Brightline Train, a high-speed method of transportation for people living in South Florida. The passenger train reaches a speed of 80 mph, and on its first run, which took place in May of 2018, it completed a trip from Miami to Fort Lauderdale in just 30 minutes.
Wes Edens also has an interest in videogaming, and he owns an e-sports team called Fly Quest, which is a part of the League of Legends game. The Fly Quest team was created in January of 2017. The entrepreneur, private investor and sports team owner is a self-made billionaire, with a reported net worth of over $2 billion. His hobbies include mountain climbing and horse jumping. He currently resides in the state of New York, and is a married father of 4 kids.