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Wes Edens: Basketball and Philanthropy

Wes Edens is an entrepreneur, business leader, investor, and co-founder of the Milwaukee Bucks professional basketball team. Besides having an ownership stake, Mr. Edens pursues a wide range of philanthropic endeavors and has founded Fortress Investment Group. His career investing has grown substantially as he now manages over $42 billion for the world’s prominent investment partners. Fortress Investment and the funds managed by Wes Edens’ financed Bright Line passenger rail. BrightLine operates with Richard Branson’s Virgin Group and has been renamed “Virgin Trains USA”. This transportation company, which has created new routes between California and Nevada, is eyeing extensions in Florida. Edens is involved in creating cleaner-burning energy and has done so efficiently and safely.

Edens has made his mark in professional sports. In 2014, he bought part of the Milwaukee Bucks. Edens managed a significant improved in the team. He is co-owner of an English football league team, the Aston Villa Football Club. Edens is passionate about sports and business, so is natural for him to be involved with electronic sports. Wes Edens’s wife Lynn is an energetic partner for him. She has the same energy and enthusiasm as her husband and has many successes – successes with her husband and on her own. Wes Edens and Lynn Edens have long supported efforts to equalize healthcare access around the world. This includes supporting Partners in Health, a group founded in 1987. The group brings modern medicine to those who need it most throughout the world.

New Fortress Energy is a company owned by Wes Edens’ company, Fortress Investment Group. New Fortress Energy believes electricity should not be a luxury but accessible to the entire world. The company believes energy should be clean and integrated, regardless of how or where accessed. In 2018, with Edens and his company hosted Christmas events in various cities. In Jamaica, this involved presents for over 3000 children. During this same year, Wes Edens and his company sponsored a tree lighting ceremony in Montego Bay. Montego Bay is where Wes Edens’s company first began a relationship with Jamaica’s government and people.

Read full article : https://www.jsonline.com/story/sports/nba/bucks/2019/02/15/bucks-co-owners-wes-edens-marc-lasry-seeing-five-year-plan-coming-fruition/2879291002/

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