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10 Things You Didn't Know About Wes Edens

He is a well-known name in the business world. He has been involved in everything from investing to sports, and more recently, he became the owner of the Milwaukee Bucks. We have put together ten things that you may not know about him.

  1. He is a Mountaineer

In addition to being a big investor in sports teams, Wes Edens is an avid climber. He actually made a total of seven ascents of the Himalayans.

  1. He is a Dedicated Family Man

He is married, and he and his wife live in New York. He has three children and is extremely committed to their education.

  1. He Owns an English Football Club

He has been involved in the sports world for a long time. The newest step in his career is to own an English Football Club, which he has done since 2016. He is trying to bring the team back to its glory days.

  1. He is a Billionaire

He is a billionaire who has earned most of his money through business. He now owns several businesses that are privately owned.

  1. He is a Keen Equestrian

He loves horses and is an accomplished horse racer. He owns a large stable of racehorses in Oregon, where he lives part-time.

  1. He is a Philanthropist

He and his family are very involved with philanthropic work. They donated millions to their Alma Mater, Oregon State University.

  1. He was Named Distinguished Business Professional by his Almar Mater

Wes Edens graduated from Oregon State University and was named distinguished business professional by the university. He has been involved in several successful businesses over the years.

  1. He Owns Milwaukee Which he Purchased for $550 million

The Milwaukee Bucks were purchased by Wes Edens in 2014. The purchase was for a total of $550 million, and many people helped to make the deal possible.

  1. He Purchased Private Passenger Trains in Florida

In addition to being a big investor in sports teams, Wes Edens also owns several other businesses. The newest development is that he has purchased private passenger trains in Florida, which connects Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

  1. He Has Been Labeled the ‘New King of Subprime Lending’

Wes Edens has been labeled the ‘New King of Subprime lending’ by the Wall Street Journal. The label post-dates his purchase of subprime lender, Springleaf financial services.