Wes Edens: A Modern Trendsetter

To succeed in today’s business world, it takes the ability to spot future trends well before your competitors, and then to act on them as quickly as possible. For internationally-known businessman Wes Edens, this is exactly the formula that has led to his enormous success. Whether it was starting the private equity firm Fortress Investment Group, or perhaps creating his private train service Brightline, Wes has always led the way in spotting trends and using them to his advantage. As a result, Fortress Investment Group now directs more than $43 billion in assets for its nearly 1,800 investors, and employs slightly less than 1,000 people.

With more than two decades of experience in this field, Wes Edens has taken Fortress Investment Group and transformed it into a company with a reputation for having an in-depth understanding of world financial markets, as well as the needs of its investors. Having made a number of key investments in recent years, such as purchasing RailAmerica, Florida East Coast Industries, and the Canadian ski resort company Intrawest, Fortress Investment Group has shown a willingness to take calculated risks, which more often than not work out very well for the company and its investors.

And when it comes to rail service, Wes Edens is making quite an impact on the U.S. private rail industry as well. With the introduction of his private rail line Brightline, he is hoping to lead the way in a revival of intercity passenger rail service. Currently serving the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale area, Wes Edens has even bigger plans for the service. In the next several years, he hopes to extend service to the Orlando area, and to even have additional service in such high-profile metropolitan areas as Dallas, Houston, Chicago, St. Louis, Atlanta, and Charlotte.

Rather than sit back and wait for others to take the lead on many of today’s most important issues, Wes Edens has instead stepped forward and used his entrepreneurial skills to the best of his abilities. From his knowledge of financial markets to his vision for passenger rail service, he has demonstrated the essence of success. Billionaire Nassef Sawiris And Wes Edens To Buy Significant Stake In Aston Villa