Wes Edens is the co-owner of the Milwaukee Bucks and a successful businessman who has done a lot for the United States. When he was younger, he was a competitive skier and he also continues to be a rock climber for fun. In general, Edens likes to do things that make him uncomfortable. He finds that it helps him to feel centered and focused and recently climbed Cathedral traverse, which is a well-known climb in Jackson Hole. Edens admitted during his recent interview that it can take him a day or two to feel relaxed when he is on a getaway from work.
Wes Edens studied at Oregon State University but spent his first year in college in Montana at Montana State University. He loves the state of Montana but eventually decided to move to Oregon because he was ready for new things. His experience at Oregon State was a good one, and he feels that it was able to help him kickstart his professional career. He later moved to New York, which was an interesting move for a man who raised on a ranch in Montana. He found that he loved New York for its diversity, and he has been able to find a lot of success there. Wes Edens was named an underdog investor in The Wall Street Journal at one time, but he believes that underdogs are people who are just misunderstood.
His investment philosophy has him investing in ventures or brands where he sees potential that others don’t. He believes that these kinds of investments can be very fruitful and has been right, time-and-time-again. He took this approach when investing in the Milwaukee Bucks and has been able to take the team from where it was near the bottom to the top of success. Wes Edens has worked with many different companies and ventures over the years. He is known for his expertise ability to pick out a winner and is the man responsible for Brightline, which is a passenger-rail in Florida. He is also one of the co-founders of Fortress Investment Group and has made billions of dollars with the investment firm.