Wes Edens, The Underdogs Underdog.
It appears that many successful people just wake up and achieve what so many wish they could. No one sees their hard work, work ethic or focus to get things done. Even more, very few see or believe in vision for success. There are some people that were considered long shots in the world of business. After a gainful and financial reward, these same long shots sometimes bet on other long shots. It maybe them not forgetting how they were once seen but now with the money to afford to bet on long shots, they see the same winner in bets as they saw in themselves.
Wes Edens is an investor in long shots. While he is most notable for being the co founder of Fortress Investment Group, it is his other ventures that are more exciting. In a world of driverless cars development he is developing a passenger rail system in Florida linking the state together. While other places may try to move away from practical public transportation, he is moving toward it. Taking into account the sector that may not be in the market for a driverless car or even parking in metro areas, this may be a good investment that is an untapped market.
Wes Edens also became a co owner of the Milwaukee Bucks NBA basket ball team. This team that has not had a championship in a very long time has of late had resurgence. With some all stars added and a recent playoff appearance they have reactivated their fan base and made people take notice. Wes Edens has begun expending in sports ownership by also becoming a majority owner of a rising English soccer club called The Aston Villa. His investments does extend to clean energy infrastructure with his company New Fortress Energy developing projects in the United States and developing countries.
Wes Edens being a billionaire has not changed his thoughts on seeing value for what a business is not what people think. He has been making the unpopular bet throughout his career and it has paid off in large dividends.