Wes Edens is an expert entrepreneur and one of the two co-owners of the Milwaukee Bucks NBA franchise. He was born and raised on a ranch in Montana. His father was a psychologist and his mother taught at a local school. He says that he learned empathy from both of his parents and how to look at the perspective of other people. This has helped him grow professionally and act as an investor. His parents also both really love the outdoors which has also become a big part of his working life. After completing high school Wes Edens attended Montana State University. He finished his first year there and decided that he needed to leave Montana in order to really develop into his own person.
He decided to go to Oregon State University where he completed his education. This university was close enough to Montana while still being its own separate world. When Wes Edens graduated he moved to California for a bit and then moved on to New York City. He thought he would be in New York temporarily but is still living there after thirty plus years. He has been in the financial industry throughout his career and is a professional private equity investor. He has helped to develop many companies over the years in multiple industries such as transportation and health care.
When he first arrived in Milwaukee, interested in buying the Bucks, he didn’t know a whole lot about the city. According to Wes didn’t know how close it was to the lake, for example. He saw a whole side of the city that he didn’t know existed and thinks that and thinks the city should advertise what they really are about. He also thinks the chamber of commerce should do a bit of work because people don’t know what a great community it is. Wes Edens says that winter in Milwaukee is pretty cold but the summers make up for it. He really enjoys the summer music festival which might be the biggest one in America. It’s out by the lake which he really likes which is why he had the Bucks new stadium built by the lake as well.
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