Edens is an American entrepreneur, television personality, and author. The creator, host, and creator-executive producer of The Wes Edens Show on Fox Business Network. Wes Edens was born in Boston, Massachusetts. After graduating from college with a degree in business administration, he worked as a financial planner for several years before starting his own business. He became the host of The Wes Edens Show on Fox Business Network.
- He Makes Bank
Edens is a successful entrepreneur who made his fortune in the financial services industry. As reported by Forbes, he is the CEO of Fortress Investment Group, one of the most significant hedge funds in the world. He also serves as an advisor to Venrock, a private equity firm that manages $10 billion in assets, and was founded by Marc Andreessen, and John Doerr. Edens’ company, Fortress Investment Group, acquired a controlling stake in an online gaming company called E-Sports Entertainment. He later sold his shares to investors and became its chairman.
- He Manages Billions in Assets
Edens is one of the richest men in the world. He is worth $1.5 billion and was ranked #6 on Forbes’ list of Richest People in America in 2013. While he does not have a direct stake in Fortress Investment Group, Edens owns $3.3 billion. According to Forbes, his net worth has increased by $500 million from last year’s ranking.
- It all Began with Lehman Brothers
Edens worked as an investment banker at Lehman Brothers in New York City. He contributed to the company’s initial public offering (IPO) in 1993. Edens moved to San Francisco, and started his venture capital firm, BlackRock, specializing in real estate and is the world’s largest asset management firm.
Wes Edens is one of the richest men in the world. He is a top executive at Fortress Investment Group, and Venrock, which manages $10 billion in assets. He has also written a book about success and business, entitled “The Age of Unreason.”