As an American businessman, Wes Edens is also the owner of a sports team. He isn’t just about banking or investing, but he loves life and has a deep appreciation for good financial decisions. If owning an NBA team isn’t enough, Edens is also the owner of an online team in the Fly Quest game. Owner of the League of Legends, he is ready to explore all things digital that life has to offer. Just like he advises in the marketplace, his personal interests are also diverse.
Edens has worked with an Egyptian business owner, Nassef Sawiris. Together, they opted to put a significant amount of money into the game of golf. The Aston Villa, a part of the English Championship turned Wes’s attention to the game, getting him to view all things golf as exciting and as a game that belongs to the wealthy.
Although he has partners with vast financial experience, his education also played a vital role in his career. Prior to his love of investing, Wes Edens attended Oregon State University, and received a B.S. in Finance and Business Administration. This degree would give him what he needed in order for him to score a job with Lehman Brothers, and later a firm known as Black Rock. Beginning his career in the late 80’s with the Lehman Brothers, Edens was hoping that the prestige associated with it would help him gain some insight. When the company filed for bankruptcy in 2009, it was then that Edens began to see the other side of finance once gone wrong.
It was in 1998, prior to the crash of Lehman Brothers that Wes Edens joined the team at Fortress Investment Group. The Wall Street Journal also turned their attention to Eden’s career, helping him get some publicity that would spur conversation about his name as well as his intent.
Through it all, he remained vigilant, and he was dedicated to his work regardless of what was transpiring in the marketplace or the press. Today, he lives with his wife and four children, and enjoys jumping horses on occasion as well as mountain climbing.