The Fortress Investment Group was founded in 1998 by three visionary individuals. One of the founders, Wes Edens, is optimistic about their plan of opening a private equity firm, and he claimed that there is a better chance of succeeding if a business is in the financial industry. He contributed a lot to the company’s success, and he even helped it debut at the New York Stock Exchange. His skills in managing a financial business were developed when he was still with the Lehman Brothers from 1987 to 1993. He used what he learned at the Oregon State University to succeed, and it helped him climb the ladder of success, especially with the businesses where he joined.
Aside from managing the Fortress Investment Group, Wes Edens is also known as the owner of several gaming teams, both in the physical sporting field and the e-sports field. He owns the Milwaukee Bucks, playing for the NBA, and FlyQuest, which plays for League of Legends. He stated that owning sports franchises is one of his dreams, and now that he can buy entire teams, he would be focusing on helping the teams he acquired and supplying them with everything that they need. Recently, Wes Edens has also acquired the Aston Villa football team, which is a well-known football team. He said that more sporting teams would be under his ownership, and he will help elevate the quality of gaming for all of the players under his control.
Wes Edens have also invested in the transportation industry. He has a rail line called the Brightline Train, and he still has the energy and passion for managing the company and helping it become a successful transport option. The co-founder of the Fortress Investment Group has become one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the United States. He said that the success he currently experiences is the result of this hard work and determination, and he also advised other business people to follow suit and focus on their dreams. He currently sits at an executive position at the Fortress Investment Group after the Softbank Group acquired it.