The All-Rounded Business Mogul, Wes Edens
With a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Finance and Business administration from the University of the State of Oregon, Wes Edens has taken the business industry by storm. Wes Edens has had years of experience in multiple industries finance being his main agenda. He was a former employee of the BlackRock Financial Management Company for a while before he rose in ranks and became the managing director at the firm. He also garnered experience from the Lehman Brothers firm where he worked as the managing director and eventually got promoted to the partnership role. These roles gave him the necessary experience he needed to launch what would become a multi-billion dollar company.’
Wes and the Fortress Investment Group
In 1998, Wes partnered up with fellow entrepreneurs and launched Fortress Investment Group. He then went on to serve the company at the position of Chief Investment Officer. During this time, he got the company to invest in a variety of industries including healthcare, real estate, media, transportation, and infrastructure as well as among others. He also played the roles of private equity head and co-chairman and co-CEO. When Fortress was acquired by SoftBank Wesley retained his position as a principal.
Wes Edens has recently launched a new project under Fortress known as the Brightline Train. The Brightline Train is the only privately owned and operated passenger train in the whole of USA. The train covers the routes between Miami and Fort Lauderdale. It was launched in May 2018. The train offers complimentary services like food and free Wi-Fi. It’s also built with comfortable leather seats and takes approximately half an hour to cover all its routes. Plans are on the works to increase the distance it covers.
Wes Eden’s affair with sports
It is no secret that Edens is a sports enthusiast. For years he has been the proud co-owner of the Milwaukee Bucks. However, he is currently expanding his horizons to football. Together with the Egyptian billionaire Mogul Sawiris Wes Edens just purchased major stocks in the English football club called Aston Villa. Edens intends to make several necessary changes in the club to ensure its success in the industry.