Wes Edens is one of the brilliant minds behind the success of Fortress Investment Group, and he is the firm’s co-founder, leader of the private equity as well as the co-chairman. At the age of 55, he becomes popular globally as a shareholder in several firms and even conducting management duties in them. Wes is mandated with Fortress’ investment and public equity, and out of this, he takes home about $44 million per year.
Wes Edens was born in 1961 and underwent his high learning studies in the University of Oregon where he was awarded a Bachelor Degree in both Finance and Business Administration. In Forbes list, he seizes number 962 and is also among the few billionaires globally. Wes Edens incorporated his management and investment skills in Fortress Investment Group operation that made it grow exponentially over the years. Its customers were very loyal to its services due to the excellent image it had such as ensuring that customer service department satisfies their needs. To enable all firms that he owned and managed to become the best, Wesley Edens developed strategies to be used in Investment Decisions. Also, he ensured that these firms engaged themselves in corporate social responsibilities such as giving back to the society through supporting and funding infrastructural development curriculum. It aid in developing a good rapport with the third parties of the firm hence the number of customers increased significantly.
Wes Edens is also a famous lover of basketball. Therefore in partnership with Marc Lasry, a businessman, he bought a professional basketball club known as Milwaukee Bucks. It cost them $0.5 billion; he proves how dedicated he was when he sets aside some funds to construct a better stadium for the club as well as reforming the club to make it more competitive.
In conclusion, Wes Edens’ amazing skills in both investment and finance, have genuinely impacted each person that he comes in contact with, starting with the players whom he could share his adverse knowledge in finance and investment. Also, he has inspired many people globally, and including those who work behind him.