Wes Edens is the co-founder of the Milwaukee Bucks and he is a key player in bringing back Milwaukee’s NBA franchise. And it should be every sports fan’s dream to have their team come back from the dead.
The Milwaukee Bucks had been the laughing stock of the National Basketball Association for years before Edens and his partners bought the franchise for 550 million dollars back in 2014 and renamed it the Wisconsin Herd.
1. Wes Edens Is a Marathon Runner
He has run marathons in the last couple of years and finished both in less than six hours. That isn’t the weird part; he also runs marathons at the same time as he owns and operates a business as CEO of Fortress Investment Group, which is an investment firm that specializes in investments and funds that control assets valued at more than 5 billion dollars, making Wes one of the wealthiest men in Milwaukee.
2. Wes Edens Is a Benefactor for The Milwaukee Community
The billionaire has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to orphanages, homeless shelters, and charities in Milwaukee. He donated 1 million dollars alone to a project designed to find better methods of treating Autism at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.
3. Wes Edens Was a Very Young Entrepreneur
At the age of 20, Wes started his first business as a salesperson for a medical device company. He was the executive vice president of sales and marketing at the company EDAP.
4. Wes Edens Is Friends with Milwaukee’s Other Billionaire, Chris Abele
The two businessmen have recently collaborated on soccer stadium plans for Milwaukee to bring the MLS there during the 2020 season.
Wes Edens is a running, thinking, social-media, business-running human. He is involved in many different projects, and he has rubbed elbows with some of the most influential people in the world. Undoubtedly, he will be a part of Milwaukee’s economic and sports boom.