Wes Edens is an American business mogul, with interests in financial services, media, sports, healthcare, transportation, and infrastructure. He is among the founders of Fortress Investment Group, in 1998. He has also worked for Lehman brothers where he specialized in a lending mortgage. He has also worked for BlackRock Financial Management, Inc. among other American corporate giants.
His outstanding leadership skills have seen him succeed in every company he forms or joins. At Fortress, he has been instrumental in re-energizing the financial structure of the company, that enabled it to acquire other companies within two decades. Recently, Softbank Corporation, a Japanese corporate bought Fortress investment group.
Wes Edens studied a bachelor of science finance and business administration at Oregon State University and completed in 1984. That prepared him for a successful career in the finance and investment world. Wes Edens worked in the prestigious financial institution for over ten years and sharpened his management skills in running his own companies. He has been at Fortress investment group since 1998 where he has helped drive the mission of the private equity.
Recently, Wes Edens launched Brightline, one of the most innovative passenger train services company in America. Brightline train has changed the way people commute and transformed the economy. Its estimated that over 50 million people who travel each year, between southern California and Las Vegas stand to benefit. These include opening up economic opportunities for real estate and schools, as well as other environmental benefits to the region. Brightline project was financed through Fortress Investment group. Other Wes’s investments in sports arena included, Bucks Aston Villa, an English Championship side and restored their lost glory, and
Wes Adens is a seasoned philanthropist, where is involved in supporting programs aimed at creating an impact in the community. He has all along supported the nonprofit sector organizations focusing on healthcare and education. Among the groups he supports are Autism Speaks and National Multiple Sclerosis Society.