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The Legendary Fortress Co-founder Wes Edens

Wes Edens is among the few billionaires in the United States and officially known as Wesley Robert Edens. He was born in 1961 in the United States and currently resides in New York City. He received his BSc degree in Finance and Business Administration at Oregon University in 1984. Ever since, his notable achievements in the finance sector have seen him rise to success, therefore, being able to erect companies such as Milwaukee Bucks and BlackRock. Also, Wes has impacted the society in several ways such as actualizing dreams and changing lives of many people. Wes Edens began his career at Lehman Brothers in 1987 as a partner and managing director until 1993. Despite the stiff competition from other firms, he was able to develop various competition strategies that gave the firm a comparative advantage over their adversaries in the market. He also ensured that the company’s customers were fully satisfied thus it had a good market reputation among the public that led to winning customers loyalty. He later on transferred to BlackRock’s private equity division where he was a partner and managing director until 1997.

W. Edens, having worked in finance and private equity sector, he was able to utilize the opportunity to increase his experience and perfect his knowledge on those areas. In 1998, Wes Edens became one of the five co-founder principals of Fortress Investment Group and while in Fortress he based his investment lifestyle on building a business from investment as well as creative financing. He also aided Fortress Investment Group to be the first publicly traded buyout firm, and the other co-founders played a crucial role in taking it to the public. Fortress had sold 8% shares amounting to $600 million to the public by the end of 2009.

Therefore, Wes Eden has to lead to customers of Fortress Company benefiting from his skills in developing different investment strategies to enable them in managing their finances and growing their investments.Wes Edens has indeed proven to be a legend and an iconic figure in the corporate world where he has earned an excellent reputation for himself both in the eyes of his co-workers and his clients. Despite spending much of his time in exercising his professional as an expert investor and a proprietor of a sports team, he also has time for his family that needs his attention. Wes Edens and his wife Lynn have four children and Mallory being their youngest daughter.