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Wes Edens, Chairman and Founder of Fortress Investment Group

Financial Pro, Financial Services
Wesley Robert Edens is an established businessman, a private investor and a philanthropist born on the 30th of October 1961. He grew up in Montana and attended Capital High School.He later attended Oregon State University where he attained his B.S in Finance and Business Administration in 1984. His business career began at California Savings and Loan.In 1987, he moved to Lehman Brothers and worked as an MD and a partner. He later moved to BlackRock in 1993 and served as an associate and the Managing Director. He founded his first private equity fund-BlackRock Asset Investors while working at BlackRock. In partnership with Michael Edward, Robert, Peter Briger and Randal Nardone, Wes Edens founded the Fortress Investment Group in 1998 with a $400 million initial investment capital. Fortre...