Born on October 30, 1961, Wes Edens founded the Fortress Investment Group in 1998. As of April 2018, Edens is number 962 on Forbes Billionaire List with a net worth of $1.6 billion. Mr. Edens oversees publicly traded investment companies that include portfolio real state and gaming. Edens is co-chair of Newcastle Investment group. Edens’ entire take home pay is $54 million a week from all his investment work.
Wes Edens has majored in Finance and Business Administration, graduating from Oregon State University in 1984 with bachelor’s degree in both. Mr. Edens started his career at Lehman Brothers Investment Bank in 1987. Edens was a partner and manager at Lehman Brothers until 1993. After leaving Lehman Brothers, Wes Edens began work at BlackRock Investors. Mr. Edens worked as a partner and manager.
Wes Edens is interested in sports. In 2014, Mr. Edens and Marc Lasry bought the Milwaukee Bucks from former owner, Herb Kohl. Mr. Kohl sold the basketball team to Edens and Lasry for $550 million after they vowed to keep the basketball team in Milwaukee, Wis, building the basketball team a new stadium. Edens is also interested in esports. In January 2017, Edens began Fly Quest, an esports app. The team began as Cloud9 Challenger, a sister team to Cloud9 Organization. Because the two teams had similar names, Cloud9 Challenger had to have a name change. Fly Quest is a video gaming device.
Mr. Edens is Chairman of Spring Leaf Financial Services and Nationstar. Because of his multibillion dollar success, the Wall Street Journal has given Edens the nickname the the newest primetime lending queen.
Employees give Fortress a four star rating. Fortress is a fast-paced organization. Things never get slow, and you will have plenty of work to do. The lunch breaks are long, and a typical work day is at least nine hour long. Spotlight on Bucks co-owner Wes Edens ahead of new arena.
Wes Edens and his wife, Lynn, are the parents of four children. Their youngest daughter, Mallory, was the representative of the 2014 NBA Draft Lottery. Mr. Edens loves equestrian jumping and climbing mountains.
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