Wesley Robert Edens also known as Wes Edens is a 57years old founder of Fortress Investment Group LLC. Starting off his career with California savings and loans, he has elevated and escalated his profession so much and has now become a worldwide investment manager with billions of assets under her name to date.
Mr.Wes Edens has led his empire to multi-successes, building and owning top businesses in areas like sports, transport development, health support, real estate, and entertainment.
He is really into philanthropy as he supported The Edens Family Fund for Climate Change Research at Princeton University and has donated more than $2.7 million to various educational institutions and nonprofits such as Macalester College, Martha`s Vineyard Hospital, Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation little to mention. Mr.Edens currently serves as a Trustee of the Chinook Charitable Trust. Read more on fortress.com
Mr.Edens was credited with a ‘Distinguished Business Professional‘ by Oregon State University in 2019.
Mr.Edens has always been super athletic since his childhood days with basketball being one of his favorite hobbies. Growing up in a Helena, Montana in the United States, Wes Edens was passionate in his hobbies such as ski racing, running, jumping horses and mountain climbing recording some challenging mountains experiences around the world like Mount Kilimanjaro. His main dream now is to climb Mount Everest.
Back in 2014, Mr.Wes Edens become a co-proprietor of the NBA franchise ‘Milwaukee Bucks’ and played a big role in the foundation of recently opened Multi-Million arena ‘Fiserv Forum’ for the city transforming the big space of land to a spotlight entertainment center.
In Addition, Mr.Wes Edens being a sports enthusiast decided to jump into soccer as he invested in a well-known historic outfit of Aston Villa Football Club in England and continues to find interest in investing in more sports deals. He really is a big inspiration to the business industry.
When passion in entrepreneurship meets the desire to grow above and beyond limits, great ventures are discovered. Entrepreneurship is a path commonly trodden by most people in an effort to achieve their dreams as well as their goals. To some people, the path ends up miserably based on their decision and multiple other factors as well. However, for the passionate and goal-oriented people with a unique eye for opportunities such as Hussain Sajwani the founder and the CEO of Damac Properties, the path prove to be full of treasures and rewards for their passion and aggressiveness in business.
Hussain Sajwani is a United Arab Emirates’ citizen. He is the owner, CEO, and the founder of Damac Properties, a real estate investment firm. He graduated from the University of Washington with a bachelor of commerce specialized in economics. He started his career at a natural gas company based in Abu Dhabi. Hussain left the company after serving for two years to start a small catering venture. His small catering venture slowly gained recognition and was contracted to deliver meals to the US forces serving in Kuwait, Afghanistan, amongst those serving in close Arabic nations. From a little food joint and a modest beginning, Hussain’s first venture took shape into an international logistics company. Currently, the company serves over 150,000 meals daily in a diversified market.
Having succeeded in his first venture, Hussain embarked on a second one, Damac properties, and a business he is popularly known by today. Using his keen eye for opportunities and his expertise in entrepreneurship, Hussain noted the growing influx of people coming in the UAE for business and recreational purposes. He started acquiring the undeveloped land in the neighborhood and began developing real estate properties, a move that attracted investors from all over the world. This led to the birth of Damac Properties. As a pioneer, the company has experienced extraordinary growth attributed to the great vision and the excellent entrepreneurial skills of Hussain. As the owner and the CEO of Damac properties, Hussain Sajwani has won numerous awards such as property CEO of the year, Real estate legend 2018, amongst others.