The success of Wes Edens is a story of determination and hard work in enabling his dreams to come true. A businessman, a private equity manager and a co-founder of Fortress Investment Group is just a glimpse of his successful life. His career journey began in 1984 after graduating from Oregon State University with a bachelor degree in Business Administration and Finance. After completing his degree, he started working in Lehman Brothers in 1987. By 1993, he was already the company’s managing director and a partner. He later moved to BlackRock Asset Investors in the private equity division sector where he became the managing director and a partner. He maintained his position in BlackRock until 1997. It was not until 1998 when Wes Edens decided to collaborate with five other people to establish Fortress Investment Group. His experience in the financial world helped him work with his partners to make the Fortress Investment Group a great investment consultant for people seeking investment advice.
By 2007, Wes Edens and the rest of his partners were able to take the company public making it the first company to officially have a public buyout. He also helped in creating an atmosphere where his employees are happy working in Fortress Investment Group.Apart from being a principal founder of Fortress, he is also a co-owner of his own team known as the Milwaukee Bucks. He purchased the team in 2004 and has taken necessary strides to ensure the team maintains a lead in the sporting world. In 2017, Wes Edens launched an eSports brand known as FlyQuest. FlyQuest is a professional team that has a similar comparison to League of Legends.
This eSport acquisition is the first for the team. It is also the first stride for the team and Wes Edens to venture in the eSports world.However, apart from eSports acquisitions Wes Edens also take a home pay of up to $54.4 million every year. The take-home pay places him on the list of high earning executives in the private equity sector. He is also a self-made billionaire who has made appearances in the Forbes Billionaire list a couple of times. His commitment to ensuring that Fortress Investment Group remains a reputable company with an impressive portfolio pays off with the number of clients they assist with their investment issues. Wes Edens is not only a focused businessman but a committed leader to the success of his organizations.