Wes Edens is the co-founder of Fortress Investment Group, LLC, a global investment firm with $200 billion in assets under management. He is also the owner of the Milwaukee Bucks and the chairman of the Fortress Philanthropy.
Wes Edens: Philanthropist and Entrepreneur
He has invested his fortune in causes that help the community and those who are less fortunate. In 2002, Wes Edens launched The Edens Family Foundation. Wes gives to various organizations through the foundation. He has donated to organizations such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Feeding America, United Way, and Susan G. Komen for the Cure. In 2011, Wes was named one of the top 50 philanthropists in the United States by Philanthropy.
A Man With a Vision: The Birth of the Milwaukee Bucks
In 1988, Wes and his brother Marc started a hedge fund named Midwestern Corp. The duo was able to grow the fund and expand into other states. After selling Midwestern Corp. in 1994, Wes and his brother started Fortress Investment Group, LLC. Fortress has grown from a $13 billion hedge fund to one of the world’s largest and most successful institutional investment management firms. Fortress Investment Group, LLC is a global investment firm with $200 billion in assets under management. Wes is also the owner of the Milwaukee Bucks and the chairman of the Fortress Philanthropy.
The Bucks have been a part of the NBA since 1968. At the beginning of the season, the team was in last place. However, the team went on to win the NBA championship and set a record for the most consecutive wins by an NBA team. In addition, the team set a record for the most consecutive home wins by an NBA team. The fans are one of the main attractions of the Bucks. They are passionate, and the team thrives on the energy the fans give them. The fans are a part of the “City of Fours.” In addition, the fans are a significant reason behind the team’s success.