Wes Edens is an American citizen born on 30th October 1961 resides in New York. He grew up in Montana and attended Capital High School. Later he studied at Oregon State University and achieved a B.S in Finance and Business Administration in 1984.Wes Edens’ career began in 1987 at Lehman Brothers as a managing director and partner until 1993. He then moved to BlackRock Asset Investor where he worked as a partner and managing director until 1997. With a self-made fortune of $ 3.5 billion in the finance industry, he was ranked number 297 in the Forbes in 2007.In collaboration with Robert Kauffman, Peter Briger, Michael Edward, Randal Nardone, Wes Edens formed Fortune Investment Group. He is also the co-owner of Milwaukee Bucks which is a National Basketball Association franchise based in Wisconsin.
A research conducted by Indeed company featured Fortress Investment Group with a four stars rating on employee reviews. The four-star rating was average various categories ranging from work-life balance, pay and benefits, job security and advancement, management and culture.Fortress Investment Group is a fast-paced company with a high turnover has being a great learning opportunity for many employees in the finance world. He received $512 million from selling his stock. Since February 2017 he has received $11.4 million through bonus dividends in unvested shares. Eden’s also closed the previously announced sale of the Fortress Investment Group to Japan’s Softbank Group Corp that saw Fortress Stock trade at $7.85 per share the time the transaction was closed.The stock trade upon closing of the deal increased from $5.83 to $7.85 per share by July 11, 2017, resulting in an increase of 143.6 million in Edens’ stock.
January 2017 saw Fortress announce the creation of a professional video game, reports known as FlyQuest.The most fly team has a league of legends team that Participates in North America League of Legend series 2016, alongside the main cloud9 roster. He is a great philanthropist who focuses on health, arts, and education.Some of the beneficiaries of his philanthropic work are Macalester University College, Martha Vineyards hospital, and Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation. Wes Edens is presently the chairman of the board at Drive Shack Inc and director at OneMain holdings company among other corporations.He enjoys sports, politics, and business. He is also fascinated by horse riding, mountain climbing and running. He has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania the Matterhorn Grand Trenton. Wes Edens has been married to Lynn Edens and together they have four children.