Wes Eden is a co-founder and principal of the board of directors of the Fortress Investment Group. He graduated from Oregon State University where he got his Bachelor of Science in finance. Wes Eden is in charge of private equity of the Fortress Investment Firm which invests in real estate, healthcare, media and infrastructure. Before joining the firm Eden was a partner of Lehman Brothers since 1987 which is a leading investment bank worldwide, that deals with fixed income sales, trading, private banking and private equity. Up to 1993, he worked there as a managing director. He later became the managing director of BlackRock Financial Management Inc. until 1997.
Wes Edens received $512 million when he sold his stock. In 2017 he got $11.4 million from bonus dividends from the deal and also received $1.4 million more from his unfixed shares. Together with his partners like Peter Briger from the Fortress Investment Group, he became a billionaire. Primarily the former Lahman Brothers team founded the Fortress group in 1988 together with Randal Nardone and Robert Kauffman. After 4year other members like Briger joined the group. The team sold their assets to Nomura a Japanese Investment Company at $890 million. Wesley Eden got $100 million additional earnings from 2005. In 2008 Wes Edens held the 962 position in the Forbes billionaire list. Since 1998 he has served the fortress firm for 6years.
The Fortress Investment Group Employees said that despite the challenging environment most employees are friendly and this helps to promote teamwork and a decidedly more comfortable communication platform. They also described the human resource as outstanding and also congratulated the firm for providing them with broad exposure to multiple industries and other fields.
Wes Edens is a co-owner of an NBA team named Milwaukee Bucks. He is also the owner of a video game named Leagues of Legends that was established for Microsoft Windows. He recently said that Fortress Investment Group would be launching a Sports team called Fly Quest. The Fly Quest has gotten a global recognition and the e-sports according to Wes Edens it’s progressing rapidly. Wes Eden expertise in sports and will most likely guarantee a win for the Fly Quest. He was on the list of high earning Private Equity Executive. According to Fortress group report, his total salary added to $200,000 average salary it amounts to almost $1.1 million awards in stock, $478,493 allowance and $11.6 million bonus.