All you need to know about Wes Edens
So much has been said about Wes Edens, a sports fanatic, businessman and even an investor. But most importantly, Wes Edens is also a husband and a father of four. Born in 1961, Mr Edens holds a degree in finance from the University State of Oregon. He started off his career at Lehmans Brothers in 1987 where he assumed the position of Managing Director until 1993. Mr Eden later joined a private equity division by the name Blackrock which was also an investment company, and he worked there as a managing director until 1997. Mr Wes Edens left the company and Co-found Fortress Investment Group in 1998, and he is the Co-Chairman and the Co- CEO of the company up to date.
His Investment in Brightline
Wes Edens own the first ever privately owned railway system in the country. Brightline railway runs from Miami to Fort Lauderdale at a speed of 30mph. It takes other regular railway lines about two hours from the same point, but with Brightline it only takes 30 mins. Other than that, Brightline has additional features such as comfortable leather seats, free WI-Fi, it is cheaper and also has you can order food service along the way. Although there are still speculations that Eden intends to expand the railway that will run from Chicago to St. Lous his spokesman is still reluctant to confirm the notion.
His Investment in Aston Villa
Othe than massive investments in railways, Edens has also invested in several sports clubs. Most notably, he is the Co-Owner of Milwaukee Bucks a basketball club and the owner of a team by the name FlyQuest which competes in League of Legends Championship Series. Recent news making the headline is his investment in the Championship League club by the name Aston Villa. Mr Tony who is the Owner of the club has confirmed the speculations stating that Both West Eden and Egyptian Billionaire Nassef Sawiris have agreed to invest in the club and this will see then becoming Co_owners of the club. This move has been described by football analyst as a good move as this will see Aston Villa be able to compete for the Premier League Spot in the next season. Aston Villa has previously won the Premier League title 7 times and spent 29 years in the league. They were relegated in 2016. Bucks Wes Edens’ ‘take-home pay’ is $54M: New York Times