Describing Wes Edens as a businessman would not completely and fully describe him because he is a man of vested with various experience including being a renowned investor and an owner of a sports team. Mr. Edens happens to be a co-owner of Milwaukee Bucks which is a National Basketball Association (NBA) and consequently owns the League of Legends team FlyQuest. He is one of the most prolific figures in the American business market. Currently, he lives in New York.Wesley Robert Edens is the Chairman and Founder of Fortress Investment Group which is a globally recognized alternative asset manager. They founded this Group alongside other 4 four principal partners like Pete, Rob, Randy, and Mike. He studied at Oregon State University and received B.S. in Finance and Business Administration by 1984. His career journey dates back in 1987 at Lehman Brothers where he served as the managing director and partner up to 1993. Later he occupied the same positions at BlackRock Asset Investors.
The investment strategies of Wes can be described as based on creative financing, and building businesses from his investments. From 1998 to 2003 he served as the CEO of Fortress Investment Group LLC and Newcastle investment Holdings LCC up to 2007. He has also served as the President and CEO of Global Signal Inc. and at Capstead Mortgage Corp. He has worked at Eurocastle Investment Ltd and in Capstead Mortgage Corp. as its CEO. He has been the head of Global Principal Finance Group and the Managing Director at Union Bank located in Switzerland.
In addition, he has also served at Drive Shack Inc. where he was the Director and Chairman. Currently, Mr. Wes serves Fortress Credit Corporation as the Principal and Co-Chairman. He also happens to be the Chairman of New Senior Investment Group Inc. Edens has served at Mapeley Limited as the Director and Chairman and also in New Media Investment Group as the Chairman. The services of Wes also extend to being the Chairman of Nationstar Mortgage Holdings, New Residential Investment Corp and in SeaCube Container Leasing Ltd. As a matter of fact, it is incredible how one person could have all these achievements and actually, the named ones are not all.Over one decade ago, Wes Edens was at number 369 in the Forbes World’s Billionaires list with a net worth of $2.5 billion. He is married to his lovely wife Lynn and blessed with 4 children. He likes mountain climbing and also horse-jumping as part of his hobby.