Wes Edens, a Self-Made Billionaire

Not very many people make to appear on the Forbes list of the most successful billionaires in the world. The people who do appear all put in plenty of hard work and their amazing skills to remain at the top. One such person is Wes Edens. He is the founder and the chairperson of the Fortress Investment Group. Fortress Investment Group is a leading and highly diversified global investment management who strive to create incredible returns for their investors over a long period. Wes Edens studied at Oregano State University where he pursued a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Administration in 1984.After completing his university degree, he began his career at Lehman Brothers in 1987.

In Lehman Brothers, Wes Edens was the managing director and partner of the company until 1993. He then moved on to BlackRock’s equity division where he stayed and became a managing director and partner until 1997. However, the defining moment for his career was in 1998 where he became one of the founding partners and key principles of Fortress Investment Group. He then went on to build the Fortress investment and accomplish remarkable things as a principal founder of Fortress Investment Group.Apart from being a co-founder of Fortress Investment Group, He is also the co-owner of the Milwaukee Bucks. Milwaukee Bucks is a national basketball association franchise that is found in Milwaukee. He also owns a team known as the League of Legends. His responsibility in the Fortress Investment Group is to supervise and manage the fortress equity business.

The Fortress Equity Business is the sector that helps clients invest in infrastructure and transportation, health care, real estate, media, and financial services. He is also a great philanthropist and gives funds to organizations that require funding assistance. Some of the organizations include Hospitals, Schools, among others.His skills and experience in the finance industry have enabled him to build for himself a considerable worth. The worth he has amounts to $72 billion all from the Fortress Investment Company he co-founded. Like mentioned earlier, he is part of the billionaires Forbes list making him one of the wealthy people in the world. His source of wealth and self-made. It comes from his dedication and determination to give his best and ensure his clients are happy and satisfied with their investments. The exciting facts about Wes Edens is that he loves basketball and that is the reason why he owns a basketball team.