Wes Edens was born in 1961, and he is an investor, sports team owner, and esports team owner. Edens went to college at Oregon State University, and he currently lives in New York City. Mr. Edens is currently the Principal and Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors at Fortress Investment Group, a company which he also co-founded.Fortress Investment Group was founded in 1998, and it is an investment management firm based out of New York, New York. The company made history in 2007 when it became the first company of its type to be traded publicly in the United States as it entered the New York Stock Exchange. Wes Edens is also co-founder of the Milwaukee Bucks, a basketball team from the National Basketball Association(NBA.)
The Bucks was first created in 1968, and controversy surrounded the original title of the team. The team conducted a survey, asking fans what the name of the team should be and Robins won the vote. Bucks, the second most popular choice and the official state animal of of Wisconsin, was eventually selected as the team name. Mr. Edens purchased the company, along with Marc Lasry, for $550 million.In addition to owning the Bucks, Wes Eden has ventured into the world of eSports, purchasing a League of Legends team called FlyQuest. League of Legends is a multiplayer online game created by Riot Games.
In this game, players control a team of champions as they try to secure nodes and fight. The game was released in 2009, and today, League of Legends is till one of the most streamed games on Twitch. FlyQuest, the eSports team owned by Mr. Edens, was created in January of 2017. In addition to League of Legends, the team also plays Rocket League, which is a unique game that blends racing and soccer.