Wes Edens is also known as Wesley Robert Edens. He is an American who was born on 30th October 1961 (57years of age) specifically in the New York City. Wes Edens is married to one wife who is known as Lynn Edens who has bored him, four children. The youngest daughter is known as Mallory Edens and the other daughter is known as Madison Edens. In 1984 Wesley Robert Edens earned his bachelor of science degree in Finance and Business Administration from Oregon State University based in the Northwest United States specifically located at Corvallis, Oregon. Wes Edens is a businessman who is also doing investments in the private equity sector and he also owns a sports team.
Fortress investment group was found in 1998, it is now 20years old since its inception. It is based in the New York city, united states in the 1345 Avenue of the Americas. It deals with the following products, giving credit funds, hedge funds, traditional asset management, and railroads. In 2007 it was traded publicly thus became the largest private equity firm in the United States of America. The founders of the fortress investments group are; Wesley Robert Edens (who is our subject), Randal A. Nardone and Rob Kauffman, Michael Novograts and Peter Briger. The firm has employed over 1000 employees who find it to be a fast-paced environment to work with thoughtful and smart people.Wes Edens served as a managing director in the mortgage trading division in the Lehman brothers from 1987- 1993. He later served as a managing director and partner of BlackRock financial management. He has also served as a managing director in the UBS in 1997.
He is the chief investment officer, principal and head of private equity at the fortress investment group since 2009. He is also the co-chief executive officer at Fortress since 2017 December. He takes charge of public traded investments and private equity in the firm.Wes Edens became a billionaire together with his partners and in 2007, he was ranked 369 in the worlds billionaires list. Due to the great and enormous work he has done in the firm that has necessitated the growth of the company in terms of its net worth, he was announced by the wall street journal as the “new king of subprime lending”.Wesley Robert Edens is involved in a national basketball association better known as Milwaukee bucks. The firm launched flyQuest, a new esports franchise that involves video games competitions. He is one of the persons who earn a very high pay around $54 million.