For 20 years Wes Edens has been living the dream working at Fortress Investment Group, a company he helped found in 1998. Edens current role is the co-founder, co-CEO, chairman, and Principal of Fortress. He oversees over $15 billion in publicly traded alternative investments and Fortress’s private equity.Prior to Fortress Investment Group Eden worked for BlackRock Asset Investors as the managing director and partner. Wes Edens gained valuable experience in his position at Lehman Brothers where he also worked as a partner and managing director not long after finishing his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Finance at Oregon State University in 1984. He currently makes approximately 54.4 million annually in his current position.
Employees of Fortress Investment Group have spoken about the company’s excellent management and opportunities to learn about different fields and industries. Team collaboration flows well within the company’s departments. Fortress utilizes a flat organization structure allowing for easier communication between divisions, departments, and individuals. Employees also speak positively about their benefits package and the company’s exceptional human resources department. Wes Edens has many athletic passions outside of his job. He is a co-owner of the Milwaukee Bucks, an NBA franchise team. He purchased the team with Marc Lasry in 2014.
Additionally, he owns the e-sports team FlyQuest that competes in the League of Legends. For his own personal hobbies, Wes Edens participates in mountain climbing and horse jumping. He is married to Lynn Edens and the couple has four children together. Self-made success story Wes Edens has worked in the financial field since 1987. He gained valuable on-the-job experience before co-founding Fortress Investment Group in 1998. The company began small but grew into a large, successful organization over the course of 20 years. Edens owns the Milwaukee Bucks and FlyQuest, an e-sports team. Edens has had a very successful career in the finance industry through hard work, wise investments, and ample experience.