Wes Edens is one of the founders of the Fortress Investment Group, which is considered as one of the largest private equity companies that has been introduced to the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Along with Wes Edens, two other individuals have founded the company, and all of them were entrepreneurs, and have a background in the financial industry. The Fortress Investment Group aims to help individuals with their financing need, and they have a wide range of services which could help entrepreneurs with their business ideas. Being a co-founder of a successful investment firm, Wes Edens is known in the industry as a brilliant strategist. He found his success after he never let go of the idea to create a company that would focus on helping the business people.
After he saw success in the financial industry, he decided to invest in sports teams, purchasing their franchise and managing their games. Wes Edens is the current owner of the Milwaukee Bucks, playing for the National Basketball Association (NBA) and FlyQuest, playing for the e-sports game League of Legends (LOL).The young Wes Edens never imagined himself to become a successful entrepreneur. He attended the Oregon State University when he was in college, and he studied hard to reach the top. He received his bachelor’s degree in finance and business administration at the same university and joined the Lehman Brothers shortly after his graduation. He worked with them for six years, and during his time with Lehman Brothers, Wes Edens’ knowledge about the financial world expanded.
After he left his first company, he decided to apply at the BlackRock Asset Investors and worked as a managing director for four years.Wes Edens met his colleagues at BlackRock Asset Investors, and together, they brainstormed ideas on how they can earn a more significant profit. They decided to establish the Fortress Investment Group in 1998, and as he gained more knowledge about the industry, he managed to share what he learned with his colleagues, allowing their business to grow further. They were right about establishing a financial firm, as the Wall Street Journal even noticed how they are performing well in the industry. In 2007, 8% of the company was sold to the public in the form of stock, and they managed to trade around $600 million worth of shares. Wes Edens continues to influence and inspire other entrepreneurs who wanted to be successful in the industry.