Wes Edens is the co-founder of Fortress Investment Group. Over the years, he has grown to be an outstanding entrepreneur in the United States. Fortress Investment Group has developed to be worth over 42 billion dollars. It has partnered with other well-known international companies to bring about developments in sectors like real estate sector, media and others.
Restoration of USA railroads and energy program
Fortress Investment Group, headed by Wes Edens, decided to partner with Virgin Groups to revive the formerly known Brightline passenger rail. It was renamed Virgin Trains USA. The Miami to West Palm Beach line is so far functional. The projects still continue and their aim is to extend to Orlando and Tampa and also to Las Vegas and Southern California. Due to his development spirit, Wes Edens has founded Fortress Energy program to offer affordable and reliable energy to consumers globally. Fortress Energy produces liquid natural gas and is located in Miami. It has heavily invested in Jamaica to offer the first liquid natural gas.
Mr Eden’s sports investments
Mr Wes Edens has also invested in sports. He partly owns Milwaukee Bucks. The other owners are Jamie Dinan and Marc Larsy. Since 2014, when this team was bought from Herb Kohl, it has shown tremendous improvements. Milwaukee Bucks is now ranked the 22nd-most valuable team in the NBA. Unlike other owners, Wes has gone an extra mile to interact with team players to form a positive working relationship. His financial advise to them on the benefits of financial security and related issues. In 2018, Mr Wes Edens went along to partner with Naseef Sawiris, Egyptian billionaire, to be major shareholders in the Aston Villa Football Club. His aim is to help the club return to the English Premier League.
The Eden’s Professorship
With the help of Macalester College management, Mr Wes Edens and his wife have initiated the Edens Professorship in Global Health at Macalester College. The professorship is fixed at supporting and improving education that is aimed at helping solve world challenges especially those related to health.
The Eden’s Family has supported various charitable foundations like the University of Florida Foundation and the GiveWell Foundation which has brought real change to people’s lives.