Wes Edens is the co founder of the alternative asset management firm Fortress Investment Group. He currently serves as a principal as well as the chairman and co chief executive officer. During his working career, Wes Edens has built the firm from a small local boutique financial services firm into one of the top asset management firms in the world. Over the last two decades, Edens has looked to build his firm by acquiring business interests in various industries. As a result, he has been able to get involved in numerous industries and help clients reach their unique financial goals. Along with being one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the financial sector, Wes is also very active in his philanthropic activities and professional sports.
Since founding Fortress Investment Group, Wes Edens has acquired his business interests in sectors that include energy, transportation and infrastructure. Edens has completed projects that are intended to improve the transportation system. One of these projects has been the development of the Brightline rail system in Florida. The current transit system allows passengers to travel between Miami and West Palm Beach Florida. In the near future, a new route between Orlando and Tampa will be established. Wes Edens says, he is also looking to establish a route in the western region of the United States between Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Another venture that Wes Edens has participated in has been the development of the East Coast Rail system.
This system will run on alternative energy in an effort to help improve the environment. As of today, the rail system is run by liquid natural gas which will likely become one of the most vital energy sources in the world. With this energy source, Edens will look to become a major contributor to helping the United States and the rest of the world decrease its reliance on fossil fuels. Over the past several years, Wes Edens has gotten involved in professional sports. In 2014, he acquired the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association. Since taking over as the owner of the team, Edens has seen the Bucks become a top contending team in the Eastern Conference. Edens has also acquired interests in another team in soccer. He recently bought an ownership stake in a top English soccer team. Click here.