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Investor and Financier-Wes Edens

Wes Edens is a prominent American Business person. Wes is also involved in sports and he is a sports team owner an investor in the equity sector, as well as a co-founder of Fortress Investment Group. As a sports owner, Mr. Wes Edens co-owns a National Basketball Association, Milwaukee Bucks, as well as being the owner of League of Legends. Oregon University is one of the Americans prestigious Universities and during all this time it has been producing one of the beat alumnus Wes Edens being one of them. In 1984 Mr. Edens graduated from the Oregon University with a Bachelor’s degree of science in finance and business administration.After his graduation he was lucky to secure an opportunity in a financial institution; Lehman Brothers. Wes is known for his hard work and commitment and during his service, at Lehman Brothers, he was able to climb the career ladder from being just an employee to becoming a managing partner until 1993.

Wes Edens would later join Black Rock Asset where he served until 1997. He did not work at the organization for long instead together with four other like-minded individuals they created Worldwide Global Economic Powerhouse which later changed its name to Fortress Investment Group. Fortress Investment Group was created in 1998 as a private equity investment firm. The firm operated as a private organization for 10 years. Wes Edens worked as the Chairman and the Managing Director of the equity firm and he applied his knowledge as well as experience in the organization.Wes Edens was committed to his work, and with his leadership experience in the financial industry, he led the firm and it expanded to be the first privately owned company to publicly traded company in the world. Fortress Investment Group traded their first Initial Public Offering in 2007.

Ever since 207, Fortress Investment Group has become a leader in the alternative asset management sector. In 2017, Fortress Investment ownership changed when it was acquired by Softbank Group Corporation a technology company based in Japan. Softbank Group agreed with Fortress Investment to pay $8.08 per share. Fortress has been managing assets of about 1750 facilities all over the world. Ever since their foundation the firm has been serving both private and public investors who deal with a broad range of investments from real estate, investment planning, permanent capital investment, private equity. Fortress Investment is committed to providing quality services and products to their clients across the world.

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