Wes Edens has built an incredible career as an entrepreneur and philanthropist. The Founder and Co-CEO of Fortress Investment Group, Edens has had a role in the development of several different companies. Under his direction, Fortress has played a role in companies that were leaders in industries like transportation, health care and entertainment.
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Wes Edens has played a role in the development of several major businesses. Edens was the spark behind the he development of Brightline. Brightline is responsible for the first privately owned intercity passenger rail system in the United States. This system connect major cities from Orlando to Las Vegas. Edens also was a founder of the company New Fortress Energy in 2014. Under Edens leadership this company has been an innovator in moving people to to clean and renewable energy. The company has become a global leader in just four short years.
Wes Edens is perhaps most known for his work with sports. Edens is the co-owner of the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks. Edens was largely responsible for leading the effort to bring a new stadium to the Milwaukee area. Milwaukee now has a five hundred million dollar arena called the Fiserv Forum. It is one of the best arena in the NBA.
Basketball is not the only sport that Edens is has played a role in. Edens is a co-owner of Aston Villa Football Club, a top soccer team in in Birmingham, England. Wes Edens has had an interest in outdoor sports all his life. Growing up in Montana, Edens participated in mountain climbing, running, and jumping horses. He has climbed the the Grand Teton and Mount Kilimanjaro.
Wes Edens has made it his mission to be an active philanthropist. Along with his family he has established the The Edens Family Fund for Climate Change Research at Princeton University. Mr. Edens is also a part of several of professional boards. He has served as co-chair of the Brown School of Public Health Advisory Council and the Edens Professorship in Global Health. Edens has built an impressive resume. He continue to make an impact on the world of business.