WES EDENS, AN INVESTOR AND THE FOUNDER OF FORTRESS INVESTMENT GROUP

Wes Edens is the founder and CEO of the Fortress Investment group that was founded in 1998 and later on sold for 3.3 billion dollars early this year. Wes Eden’s father was a great psychologist and her mother a teacher. Wes Eden grew up in Montana ranch where he spent most of his childhood life. Wes still likes rock climbing and skis, a game he picked up while he was still a young boy and he says that he would love to climb on the highest mountain in the world, Everest, one day. Wes Edens graduated from the University of Oregon State with a degree in business administration and finance. He became the co-owner of NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks, when he collaborated with a group of other people to purchase the Milwaukee, placing his hopes in a team which last became champions almost fifty years ago.

Just recently, Edens became the majority owner of Aston Villa when he bought a majority stake in the struggling club together with Nassef Sawiris. The two have injected a large amount of money in the club where they believe is a better asset to invest. They own 55% of the club. Edens is an investor who was born in the United States and is now investing over three billion dollars in building the private railroad for passengers in Florida. This is because we are in the era where self-driving cars are one of the smartest choices for investment. Wes Edens says that he recalls an acquaintance advising him to move to New York City so that he can explore more of his career job options.

Wes Eden has developed the interest in building companies and infrastructure over the recent years. He says that when a crisis happens, one should look for an opportunity where pricing is low. In 2014, Wes Edens founded the New Fortress Energy, which is another company that produces energy that is clean and non-pollutant to the environment in the United States and other developing countries. He is dedicated to constructing a rail network in his home country covering cities that border each other. Wes believes that the United States has an excellent freight system but the passenger lines still need a lot of work. Mr. Wes founded FlyQuest last year in January. He worked together with a team of experts from the North America League of Legends. Wes Edens is also a member of the board of Co-Chief Executive Officer where he is the principal.