Wes Edens is the Chairman and Founder of Fortress Investment Group LLC. Edens founded the company in 1998 with Randal Nardone. He has worked as the Co-CEO of Fortress Investment Group since December 2017. His duties consist of publicly traded alternative investment businesses and private equity. He has multiple roles at the firm which he has held which include: Principal, Private Equity Chief Investment Officer, and Co-Chairman.He has a history of success in business which began with his education. Edens received two Bachelor of Science degrees from Oregon State University in Finance and Business Administration. He has a vast amount of professional expertise in the credit industry, private equity finance, and Edens has held numerous management positions in corporations.
Before founding Fortress Investment Group, Wes Edens held positions in prestigious organizations in the business community. Edens worked as a Managing Director at Union Bank of Switzerland during May 1997 to May 1998. Moreover, he was a Partner and Managing Director at Lehman Brothers for over 6 years.Additionally, Wes Edens is an owner of the Milwaukee Bucks National Basketball Association (NBA) team. During 2014, the ownership group which was under the direction of Edens purchased the team for $550 million.
The Milwaukee Bucks have multiple expansion efforts underway which includes a new arena for the team. The Bucks will participate in the NBA 2k League, which will commence in May 2018. The Bucks esports team will be named Bucks Gaming. The team will have logos and apparel which are especially designed for them. Edens is regarded as a leader in the sports world. In addition to the Milwaukee Bucks, Wes Edens co-owns FlyQuest which is Proleague of Legends team with his son Ryan. The goal of the FlyQuest team is to have greater fan engagement. Edens leads the NBA esports committee.
Equities First Holdings is a lending company which has services in different parts of the globe. It was founded by a financial expert known as Al Christy. The reason he started this company was to save people from the traditional commercial banks which have tightened regulation on borrowing. It is almost impossible to get a loan from the banks without a good reputation. Equities First Holdings does not ask for much. It is an organization which is only interested in services that matter to people in business as well as people who just need financing to meet their personal obligations.
Equities First Holdings is offering loans to people who have shares in publicly traded companies. This is the collateral they need from the borrower. In modern society, stock investments are becoming a common thing and it is becoming easier for borrowers to offer their shareholding than to give assets. Equities First Holdings is trying to create a business environment that does not only favor the wealthy while abandoning others. With shareholding loans, there is hope for many people that they can get affordable loans from Equities First Holdings. EFH has offices in various locations including Melbourne in Australia where the response have been very good.
In the world of finance, they really owe Mr. Jordan Lindsey for his unwavering support especially when it comes to the financial technology industry. His contribution has made many investors in the market stock and forex gain direction in their investments. There are a whole lot of trends in the market that may overwhelm investors if they are not well equipped with financial knowledge. For example, if the investor is into ICOs, Cryptocurrencies, and other virtual trading currencies, they don’t know how the market will behave after eBay of China banned the sale of Cryptocurrencies Miners.
In the recent news, Taobao banned every product and services that use Blockchain or other crypto related technical services. Besides, any sale of blockchain related virtual assets has been prohibited. The ban comes along with hefty penalties if any company fails to follow the newly set rules. However, it should be noted that the ban does not affect the Blockchain itself in China as a matter of fact; China has been in the forefront in investing in Blockchain technology.
The reason why China maybe banning blockchain related services is that of transparency issues. This is where the contribution of Jordan Lindsey becomes important especially in his creation of a trading bot which ensures transparency in cryptocurrencies trading. He happens to be the founder of Bitcoin Growth Bot which is a blockchain technology platform which ensures 100% transparency in cryptocurrency market.
Being a self-taught programmer and architecture designer, Jordan studied at Mount Angel Seminary and also at St. Joseph’s College and is thrilled by the activities of San Francisco he relocated to the town from New York. He has served in Mexico, Bosnia and in Argentina. His favorite thing is to stay with his family.
He has a goal of helping poor people to live a better life and that’s why he aims at creating a self-funding charity in the near future. Mr. Jordan has a vision of offering great educational programs which enable the children to think critically by themselves. In his experience, he has learned that every entrepreneur just needs to be right only once and must be prepared to come out of the comfort zone to avoid mediocrity.
George Soros is, perhaps, one of the most well-known progressives in the entire world. Soros came into the public spotlight after earning a fortune as an investor playing financial markets, most famously shorting the British pound in the early ’90s. Since then, Soros has been not only successful as an investor but also as a philanthropist and a cultural hero for progressives everywhere. Born in Hungary, Soros’ long and interesting life led him to confront Nazis face-to-face before fleeing to London and eventually winding up in the United States. Now, Soros is making headlines once again but this time for making one of the most generous philanthropic donations of all time. Recent financial disclosure reports showed that George Soros has donated over $18 billion of his own personal fortune to charity over the last 20 or so months. Despite this massive and historic donation, he is still getting lambasted by members of the right-wing media. Let’s dig into why Soros is being so hated upon by conservative media as well as see just why he made such a massive donation, to begin with.
George Soros created the Open Society Foundations in the ’70s as an outlet for his own charitable giving. The Open Society Foundations, often shortened to the acronym OSF, was based on the Open Society principles espoused by writer Karl Popper. Soros learned much from Karl Popper’s passages while working two jobs in order to get through his education at the London School of Economics. Soros would hold these lessons dear and they would inform pretty much every decision he has made in the intervening years. The goal of the OSF has always been to put money into the hands of grassroots foundations that are willing to fight for progressive causes: transparent governance, freedom of expression, social justice, and equality. Since the OSF was established, the foundation has given nearly $18 billion to foundations around the planet. The recent influx of money will only help to establish the OSF for the foreseeable future.
We’ve established that the Open Society Foundations is a worthy cause, but we still haven’t figured out why it is being remarked as some sort of ‘progressive Death Star’ by the hyperbolic right wing media giants. The truth is, there has been an elaborate mission over the years to demonize philanthropy when done on behalf of progressive individuals. Right-wing media giants, such as the Murdoch empire which possesses Fox News among other outlets, have continually lobbied George Soros as some sort of evil progressive mastermind. Soros has been blamed for everything that the right has found uncomfortable: the Black Lives Matters protests, the anthem kneeling, and even the work of AntiFa. Of course, there is less than zero evidence that Soros has ever been involved in the machinations of anything like this, but he still gets reviled for it.
The goal of discredited George Soros is simple and the reasons are abundant. George Soros is not the typical progressive, he is a billionaire and he is willing to fight for what he believes in. As a result, Soros is a direct threat to conservative regime. With Soros’ recent donation, no amount of baseless demonization will stick.