Wesley Edens is mostly known for his work in the investment industry, specifically his investment and management firm, Fortress Investment Group. Fortress has become one of the largest alternative management companies in the US and they are still growing and adding new offices around the country as well as internationally. Wes Edens started up Fortress Investment Group back in 1998 with two colleagues of his, only one of which is still working at the company today. Currently, Wes has taken to a chairman position at the Fortress, while Peter Briger stands in as the Chief Executive Officer. Peter joined Fortress Investment in 2002 and has been steadily increasing their annual profits through his credit position. Peter also worked with Wes and the other founders to help Fortress become a public company.
Wes Edens has made his fortune from the investment industry and he is still going at Fortress, but he has opened his mind to other opportunities that are more aligned with his own passion. Sports is the biggest example and Wes Edens has started putting a lot of money into the sports industry. He purchased Milwaukee Bucks for more than 500 million dollars, a team in the NBA, and he wants to make them a top contender for the entire league. Wes has been constantly working with the team management to try out new strategies and give inspiration while still taking care of his other financial commitments. Wes is not only focused on the Milwaukee Bucks because he wants to continue adding sports teams to his portfolio. He has an NBA team, an eSports team, and he is working towards owning the Aston Villa Soccer Club. To top it off, Wes Edens is playing a major role in the development of the Brightline train system in the United States.
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