Wes Edens has built a very successful career as an American businessman. Edens has built his resume as both an investor and sports team owner. Wes Edens is the cofounder of Fortress Investment Group, a successful investment management firm based in New York City. Edens is most known for his role as owner of the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks and as owner of the League of Legends team FlyQuest. Read more about Wes Edens at Industrial Areas Foundation.
Wes Edens is a graduate of Oregon State University where he received his B.S. in Finance and Business Administration. Over the next two decades he would build an impressive resume that showcased his ability to lead a company. Along with the help of Marc Lasry, Wes Edens purchased the Milwaukee Bucks for half a billion dollars in 2014. The purchase was made from businessman Herb Kohl. In an effort to keep the team in Wisconsin Wes Edens spent millions of dollars on the teams new arena Fiserv Forum. The investment proved worth while as today the team is worth more than 1.075 billion dollars.
Today Wes Edens is looking to push his business efforts to even higher levels. Today Edens is working with entrepreneur Richard Branson to change Americas train systems. Edens idea was to connect cities that are too long to drive or too short to fly with a sensible method of transportation. Virgin Trains is hoping to raise as much as five hundred million dollars in the near future. Its train line known as Brightline connects Miami and West Palm Beach. It is the first major intercity rail service built in more than one hundred years. If the company is able to raise the funds they have plans to build a line from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Both of these entrepreneur are determine to get Americans excited about traveling in a more convenient way.