Wesley Edens

Wesley Edens

Founder at FORTRESS INVESTMENT GROUP LLC

Net worth: 1 580 M $ as of 2024-01-30

62 year
Finance
Consumer Services
Health Services

Profile

Mr. Wesley R. Edens is a Co-Chairman at Aston Villa Football Club Ltd., a Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at New Fortress Energy Inc., a Chairman at Springleaf Finance, Inc., a Chairman at Drive Shack, Inc., a Co-Chairman at The Fortress, Inc., a Co-Chief Executive Officer, Director & Principal at Fortress Investment Group LLC, a Co-Founder & Principal at FIG LLC, a Co-Founder, Principal & Co-Chief Executive Officer at FIG LLC, a Co-Founder, Principal & Co-Chief Executive Officer at FIG LLC, a Chairman at Seacastle, Inc., a Chairman at Virgin Trains USA LLC, a Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Newcastle Investment Holdings Corp. and a Chief Executive Officer at NFE Financial Holdings LLC. He is on the Board of Directors at Fortress Investment Group LLC, Aston Villa FC Ltd., Aston Villa Ltd., GLP Capital LP, Mapeley Ltd., NSWE Sports Ltd., NSWE UK Ltd. and US Ski & Snowboard Team Foundation. He has been a member of the Management Committee of Fortress since 1998. He is responsible for the Company’s private equity and publicly traded alternative investment businesses. Prior to co-founding Fortress in 1998, Mr. Edens was partner and managing director of BlackRock Financial Management Inc., where headed BlackRock Asset Investors, private equity fund. In addition, he was formerly partner and managing director of Lehman Brothers. He was Co-Founder at Cinco Spirits Group LLC He received a B. S. Finance from Oregon State University.

Known holdings in public companies

CompanyDateNumber of sharesValuationValuation date
2023-05-18 47,540,924 ( 23.19% ) 1 580 M $ 2024-01-30

Wesley Edens active positions

CompaniesPositionStart
DRIVE SHACK INC. Chairman 2002-05-31
FORTRESS INVESTMENT GROUP LLC Founder 1998-04-30
NEW FORTRESS ENERGY INC. Chief Executive Officer 2018-08-05
Director/Board Member -
Director/Board Member -
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Chairman 2019-01-23
Director/Board Member 2018-07-19
All active positions of Wesley Edens

Former positions of Wesley Edens

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GANNETT CO., INC. Chairman 2019-05-02
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Training of Wesley Edens

Oregon State University Undergraduate Degree

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Connections

100 +

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Linked companies

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PENN ENTERTAINMENT, INC.

Consumer Services

DRIVE SHACK INC.

Consumer Services

BROOKDALE SENIOR LIVING INC.

Health Services

RITHM CAPITAL CORP.

Finance

GAMING AND LEISURE PROPERTIES, INC.

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ONEMAIN HOLDINGS, INC.

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GANNETT CO., INC.

Consumer Services

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Union Bank of Switzerland

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Miscellaneous

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Global Signal, Inc.

Communications

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FRIT PINN LLC

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Transportation

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Technology Services

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New Fortress Energy, Inc.

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Commercial Services

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