The innovative investor, Wes Edens has been one of the top-performing financial specialists in the U.S. since the mid-1980s when he joined Lehman Brothers.
In just six years, Edens found himself promoted to the role of Managing Partner at the internationally-renowned financial institution before heading out on his own to lead Fortress Investments. Unlike the majority of private equity companies in the U.S., Fortress has been willing to look outside the traditional industrial sectors for green solutions to global problems.
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Wes Edens is an investor who believes every deal he makes should have a positive impact on the communities he is working in. For example, the purchase of the Milwaukee Bucks NBA franchise in 2014 has been followed by a push to regenerate the city’s ailing Entertainment District. Alongside the construction of the much-needed new basketball arena in Milwaukee’s Entertainment District, over 20 acres of vacant land has been developed to include restaurants, bars, and shopping options.
One of the most important issues facing Wes Edens and the planet as a whole is how to handle the issue of the continuing reliance on fossil fuels. The founder of the Edens Family Fund for Climate Research at Princeton University has developed the New Fortress Energy brand to aid the development of new power creation options. Unlike many power production brands, New Fortress Energy works in both developed and developing economies around the world. North America has been a focus for Wes Edens along with the Caribbean where turnkey power generation plants are being constructed to lower energy costs for hard-hit consumers.
Wes Edens has also looked to impact the domination of automobile culture in the U.S. where he believes passenger rail services can break the stranglehold of gas-guzzling cars. Now known as Virgin Train USA, Edens private rail service is building a network of services covering the East and West Coasts.
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