Wes Edens is the Co-founder to Fortress Investment Group and part owner of the Milwaukee Bucks Basketball team. He has grown to become a formidable global investor manager. The investor manages over $42 billion in assets.
The Serial entrepreneur has gained companies from different industries ranging from the financial sector, real estate, media, healthcare, infrastructure and sports. He led to the actualization of a partnership between the Fortress Investment Group with the Virgin Group to fund the BrightLine passenger rail. It became the first railway line to get funding by a private company in over 100 years.
Wes Edens added the energy industry to his portfolio when he created the New Fortress Energy. His wish to offer cleaner and reliable energy solutions that can have a positive economic impact to the world backed his move. Wes Edens sought to transform the Florida East Coast Rail by providing the rail with a cleaner and efficient fuel. He later on built a liquid natural gas facility in Miami. Check out newfortressenergy.com to learn more about Wes Edens
With time he saw that direct consumers were interested in getting reliable and affordable energy solutions. With the New Fortress Energy on his back he took the first LNG to Jamaica to satisfy the need for affordable energy solutions.
The name Wes Edens opens not only door in the economic world. His appreciation of sports led to his investing in the basketball giants, Milwaukee Bucks. Since his entry into the team in the year 2014, the club saw great fortunes. His passion drifted him into soccer where together with Nassef Sawiris an Egyptian Billionaire gained major shares in the English team Aston Villa Football Club.
Wes Edens looks at pushing the team to gain its spot back in the premier league. His acquisition have in the sporting industry have as well been in the online sector where he gained FlyQuest. He works to get a piece of the industry that registered a $500 million revenue in the year 2016.
Accompanied with his many successes, Edens in known for his philanthropic efforts in both local and global scenes.