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Wes Edens is a renown financial investor and business owner. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Business Administration. He is also known for his purchase of the Milwaukee Bucks and the owner of the eSports Team FlyQuests. He is the Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors for Fortress Investment Group. His career experience in the financial industry spans from his humble beginnings with the Lehman Brothers in 1987 to his current position with Fortress Investment Group, which was established in 1998. Wes Edens made his mark by becoming a partner and managing director at Lehman Brothers. While at Lehman Brothers he cultivated and honed his financial skills to catapult him to his next position with Black Rock.

Here at Black Rock, Wes Edens held the reigns for the private equity division as its managing director and partner. Wes Edens is best known as the man with the golden touch, he has an in tuned intuition on using his investment skill to create and build up businesses. His firm, Fortress Investment Group, is the first to become a publicly buyout trading firm. Due to creative share purchasing into the company, it is now worth billions since 2006. It seems that Fortress Investment Group will continue to grow at a steady pace with Mr. Edens and the collective founders championing the way.

As of 2008 Mr. Edens has been listed as one of the top 500 billionaires in the world. Eden was also responsible for the purchase of Springleaf Financial Services, a subprime lender. Because of his financial instincts the meager investment of 124 million in to Springleaf brought a major return of 3.4 billion to Fortress Investment Group and its stockholders. Mr. Edens is also the force behind Naionstar Mortgage formerly known as Centex Home Equity, a major subprime lender in the United States. With Mr. Edens making financial decisions, there seems to be no end to how for Fortress Investment Group will grow. Wes Edens is truly the man with the golden touch.

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