One of the founders of Fortress Investment Group, Wesley Edens is the head and the company’s private equity chief investment officer. He works in investing in media, financial services, healthcare, infrastructure, and transportation services for various organizations.
He has multiple company positions that include: the Chief executive officer assistant, chairman of private equity and others. Before being in the Fortress Investment Group, he was involved in the BlackRock Financial Management Inc. He was also the managing director at the Lehman Brothers.
The Fortress Investment Group once bought the subprime lender Springfield Financial Services. This was under Wes Edens management.
The firm went on to buy Center Home Equity Company, LLC and Nationstar Mortgage. Besides all the work of companies, he is a sports fanatic. He is one of the members who purchased a basketball team in the United States of America.
It goes by the name of Milwaukee Bucks. They bought it for $550 million. He said that he would build a new arena for the team. This was when he talked to Herb Kohl. He studied at Oregon State University.
Wes Edens studied finance and business administration. He finished his studies in 1984 when he received his bachelor’s degree in Finance and Business Administration.
Under his management, the Fortress Investment Group developed on transportation and infrastructure projects. In 2014, he founded New Fortress Energy. It works on developing clean and renewable energy.
They introduced a liquefied natural gas plant in Miami. Wes Edens enabled the partnership with Jamaica to build the first liquefied natural gas terminal. This was delivered in three power plants in the country.
Wes Edens activated the Brightline that operated on passenger rail system in the United States of America. It connected Miami to Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, and Orlando.
Wes Edens’ family together with him introduced The Edens Family Fund for Climate Change Research at Princeton University.
Wes Edens also assisted in chairing the Brown School of Public Health Advisory Council. He has worked through his days to become a great man. Many countries and many people know him for his efforts that he makes.