Wes Edens grew up in Montana, the United States where he spent time participating in various sports. He was an athlete and also enrolled in ski racing, mountain climbing, horse jumping among other games. He went to Capital High school before going to Oregon States University where he attained a B.S. Mr. Edens is devoted in all his work he is a well-known investor, leader, and philanthropist.
As an investor Wes Edens has ventured into a partnership with various organizations serving as the managing director; some of the companies he partnered with include Lehman Brothers and BlackRock company which he joined in 1987 and 1993 respectively. He was devoted to ensuring that these companies grew rapidly for instance, in BlackRock company, Mr. Edens formed a private equity fund for all the company’s asset investors to help in the management of as assets. In 1997, Mr. Edens served as the director for UBS company and helped manage the assets of all the company affiliates. He was devoted to lead the company to success and set leadership legacy.
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In 1998, Wes Edens among other partners founded Fortress Investment Company that has more than $40.4 billion assets under its management. The company specializes in various business-related industries including transport, energy, infrastructure, media, health, and entertainment. All these projects are established and headed by Wes Edens as he is the CEO to fortress Investment company. He has launched New Fortress Energy that aims at supplying clean and renewable energy in the United States using advanced technology. Mr. Edens has contributed to the construction of many plants and terminals to aid the production and distribution of clean and renewable energy.
In the health industry, Mr. Edens has always been in the front line to fund various health-related centers to promote their projects to treat patients more effectively. Some of the health institutions include; Martha`s Vineyard Hospital, Samuel Waxman Research Center Foundation, Lymphoma Research Foundation, Roundabout Theatre Company, National Multiple Sclerosis Society among others. Wes Edens has contributed more than $2.7 million to these health institutions to ensure that they conduct treatment and research effectively hence they can treat patients using effective methods.