Mr. Edens is also co-founder and co-CEO of Fortress Investment Group, a global investment management firm. Under his leadership, Fortress has developed and owned transportation and infrastructure projects across the world, and built industry-leading businesses in real estate, health care, financial services, media, and entertainment.
He has also been a catalyst for the development of Brightline, the first privately owned, operated, and maintained passenger rail system in the United States, connecting Florida cities from Miami to Orlando and providing a second corridor between Southern California and Las Vegas.
Mr. Edens served as inaugural co-chair of the Brown School of Public Health Advisory Council. He and his family also established The Edens Family Fund for Climate Change Research at Princeton University and endowed the Edens Professorship in Global Health at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, along with a research fund to focus on solving international infectious diseases and environmental health hazards.