Wes Edens is a prominent business leader who has established a track record of being among the top entrepreneurs in the financial services industry. Edens is also an active philanthropist who makes contributions to a number of charitable causes. He is the co founder of the asset management firm known as Fortress Investment Group. Along with being the co founder of the financial services firm, Wes Edens is also the owner of the Milwaukee Bucks professional basketball team. Over the course of his career, Wes has made a number of valuable contributions to both industries and the lives of people all over the world. One of his notable accomplishments has been his being able to build Fortress Investment Group from a small firm to a leading worldwide financial services company.
Over the last two decades, Wes Edens has made an effort to acquire businesses in multiple industries. He used his private equity business of Fortress Investment Group to acquire business interests in field such as finance, real estate, infrastructure, media and healthcare. One of his significant acquisitions was with infrastructure. Wes Edens has developed the Brightline passenger rail which will help improve the transportation system in Florida. One of the first routes ever established was from Miami to West Palm Beach. The next projects with this light rail system will connect from Tampa to Orlando as well as a route between Las Vegas and Los Angeles.
Along with improving infrastructure, Wes Edens has been quite active in making contributions to the energy sector. He has looked to develop long term solutions for cleaner and more reliable energy. Edens established an entity known as New Fortress Energy which will focus on improving energy sources which will also help improve the environment. Wes Edens recently established the Florida East Coast Rail that is currently being built on liquid natural gas. This will help allow a valuable transportation source to run on alternative energy rather than fossil fuels. As a result, this will have a positive impact on the environment in the future. With an improved environment with using alternative energy, Edens will have yet another accomplishment to add to his impressive record.