In almost every aspect of his life, the billionaire investor Wes Edens has been building new and exciting interests and plans over the last decade. The Oregon State University graduate was once dubbed the “New King of Subprime Lending” by The Wall Street Journal and continues to look for ways he and his various brands can have a positive impact on the world we live in.
Despite entering his fourth decade in the financial sector, the co-owner of the Milwaukee Bucks NBA franchise shows no sign of slowing down his passion for new technologies and climbing.
Over the last few years, the climbing bug has struck Wes Edens as he has continued to look to challenge himself in new and exciting ways. Among the different peaks scaled by the financial specialist is the world-famous Matterhorn in Switzerland which offered the Fortress Investments founder a thrilling yet life-threatening ascent and descent which gave the former skier a glimpse of his own mortality. Almost falling hundreds of feet to his death in Switzerland has not dimmed the desire of the founder of the Edens Family Fund for Climate Research as he now plans to scale Alaska’s Denali peak.
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The sale of Fortress Investments would have been the moment many investors sat back and enjoyed the fruits of their labor, but not Wes Edens. Instead, Edens has taken the opportunity to expand his investment portfolio into areas which obviously interest him, including the development of green energy solutions. Establishing New Fortress Energy has given Wes Edens the opportunity to explore the ways alternative investments can positively impact different communities.
A recent development for Wes Edens has been the introduction New Fortress Energy to Jamaica where the brand hopes to produce the lowest cost electricity in the Caribbean. Offering turnkey energy solutions means Edens energy production brand can establish power plants quickly and allow renewable energy to play a role in developing the economy of the region.