In Montana, Wes Edens grew up on a ranch and spent most of his childhood outdoors. After graduating and obtaining a degree in finance and business administration from Oregon State University, he started job at bank in San Francisco. That’s when he and a few of his good colleagues had the idea to branch out and start a business called Fortress.
In 1998, Wes Edens became the Co-Founder and the Co-CEO of Fortress Investment Group LLC. Also he serves as the Co-Chief Executive Officer since December 2017. Along with Finance, he is a huge sports fan.
Fortress Investment Group LLC became one of the first private equity funds to go private. Mr. Edens and Fortress are now investing more than $3 billion in order to build Florida a private passenger railroad. Fortress has approximately over $40.9 billion in assets as of March 31, 2018. the development of Fortress has owned transportation and infrastructure across the world. Fortress had an extended amount of knowledge in the industries that it invests in. Structural and strategic challenges allows the company to engage in and extract value from complex investments.
In 2014, the New Fortress Energy was founded by Wes Edens with him committing to help accelerate the world’s transition to clean and renew energy. He successfully partnered up with Jamaica to build the countries first LNG terminal and deliver natural gas for a total of three power plant projects.
Mr.Edens also became a Co-Owner of the Milwaukee Bucks and delivered a New Arena for the NBA Franchise. The $524 million Entertainment of Wisconsin and Sports Center is a centerpiece of a successful developed project lead by the Bucks to transform 27-acres. Wes Edens bought a majority stake in the struggling English soccer club Aston Villa.
The inspiration that Wes Edens gained to make all this possible was his ability to read a book about Henry Flagler, who in 19th-century Florida developed hotels and railways which is why Wes had the idea to develop a railroad venture. He sees the potential in building rail service between pairs of cities that fall between flying and driving distance.
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