Wesley Edens is a renowned self- made billionaire businessman in the global arena. An avid investor, Wes serves as the co-founder of Fortress Investment Group, an investment management company, which specializes in the management of alternative assets in credit funds, hedge funds, and private equity among others.

Besides being the co-founder, Wes Edens also serves as the company’s Chief Investment Officer of the private equity. In his role, Wes has done a commendable job. He has made strategic investments in varied fields such as healthcare, financial services, transportation and infrastructure, media, and financial services.

Wes also serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Fortress Group, co-chairman, president, and head of private equity. Under his leadership, Fortress Group now manages more than $40.9 billion of assets. Additionally, the company has acquired several investments, courtesy of Wes. Read more about Wes Edens at Wikipedia

In 2014, Wes Edens established the New Fortress Energy. His main objective was to contribute to the global effort of a change over to consumption of renewable energy. Since its inception, Fortress Energy has come up with an ingenious solution to end Jamaica’s over-reliance on oil by introducing LNG, making the country realize its objective of fuel diversification.

Wes Edens began his successful development of the new company with a single and first liquefied natural gas plant, which was based in Miami. From this vantage point, Wes has spearheaded the effort to transform the company into a global energy supplier. As part of his business development, Wes partnered with Jamaica to build a terminal in Montego Bay. The terminal is large enough to cater for Jamaica’s energy needs.

Still, in 2014, Wes Edens, together with the Chief Executive Officer of Avenue Capital Group, Mr. Lasry, purchased the distressed Milwaukee Bucks at a cost of $550 million. As an experienced investor, Wes is set to revitalize the sinking team, just as he had done with several other earlier investments.

Within a short time after acquiring the club, Wes has built a modern sports arena for the club. The arena, dubbed as the Wisconsin Entertainment & Sports cost a whopping $524 million involved the transformation of underutilized land into a booming sports and entertainment arena. The landmark sports complex opened its doors in 2018.

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Stream Energy is one of the powerhouses of the United States in distributing, organizing and selling utilities like energy and wireless services to their consumers and customers. Stream is a giant player in the energy market with 8 billion dollars in net revenue right under their belt. They are currently distributing their services to a multitude of states and with their consistency in excellence in their service – they are one of the state’s Top 10 Most Trusted Retail Electric Providers.


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With their excellence in their service, also comes compassion, meekness, heart and service. Stream Energy has created a separate entity named Stream Cares, an organization that is focused and dedicated to helping those who are in need.

Stream Cares has always been dedicated to advocate and contribute to the wellness and welfare of others, this is expressed usually and especially by a liberal and generous grant or donation of money or financial support. Stream Care along with its philanthropist view – has partnered with another company that is dedicate to helping and assisting people that are in dire need of help – this company is Hope Supply Co. Stream Cares and Hope Supply Co is passionate and hopeful together – and they are feeding over one thousand North Texas homeless children, and they are also covering entrance costs for these children at the yearly Splash for Hope. This event is held in a local water park and this is a platform for Stream Energy, and its associates, to bring an experience that is worth remembering for ever, they also offer money and supplies.

Stream Energy and Stream Care are committed to helping other people fully – on full throttle rocket speed. They were also first to respond to the tragedy that happened in the Texas tornado back in 2016. Right after Christmas day, Stream with its associates were the first to jump into helping the victims of the tornado – along with their physical help, they also raised thousands of dollars for those victims who lost their homes and businesses. Additionally, they also help and assist Dallas hailing veterans with their families. Stream Energy is a company that cares.

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Waiakea Water is a powerhouse bottled water company stationed on the big island of Hawaii. Introduced to the global market back in 2012, Waiakea Water is sourced from an aquifer located at the base of Mauna Loa. The aquifer produces water naturally filtered through miles of volcanic rock. The filtration not only makes the water 100% alkaline but infuses it with natural vitamins and minerals. From a health perspective it is some of the healthiest water one can drink. This is a big plus for Waiakea because bottled water is highly focused on health aspects.

 

 

Bottled water circumvented tap years ago. One of the chief reasons people replaced purchased water for the working water out of every faucet in their house was based on health. Tap water is not filtered, it is not purified, and it also contains chemicals like fluoride. As society began to lean more and more towards healthier living in the 90s the popularity of bottle water began to grow. Now it is a market worth ten billion dollars. Every company selling bottled water has to work hard to stand out because they are all selling the exact same product. One way to that it to offer health advancing quality. Drinking water that actually makes your body healthier.

 

A recent trend in the health considerations of water is pH balance. pH refers to the acidity in the water. Water with too much acidity is not healthy for you. Alkaline water helps the body retain balance and the big movement in the bottled water world is finding brands that respect pH. Luckily for volcanic water benefits their chief quality is 100% alkaline. Waiakea is one of the only brands out there that offers complete pH balance in its water. This makes it very health to drink and makes it stand out from the competition.

 

The company came from the discovery of one Ryan Emmons, a frequent vacationer of Hawaii. His family owned property with access to the Mauna Loa aquifer. Emmons noticed that the aquifer water was special, and being a health advocate himself he decided to share his find with the world.

 

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Being born in Dar-es-Salaam Tanzania in the year 1950, ShafikSachedina moved to England where he enrolled at Guy’s Medical Hospital. He graduated in 1975 and moved on to London Dental School where he qualified as a dental surgeon. Throughout several years, Dr. Shafik practiced as a surgeon, but his desire to venture into business eventually took over.

It is in 1985 that Shafik Sachedina, together with Shiraz Boghani founded Sussex Health Care Limited. This company consists of more than 20 groups of care homes that are independent for the elderly. Sussex Healthcare takes care of older people with Alzheimer’s and dementia, as well as children with difficulties in learning, disabilities and other neural disorders.

Sussex Healthcare is an award-winning caregiver in the UK that offers specialized and holistic care for the elderly and disabled.

Work and Achievements

Over the years, Dr. Shafik has been appointed in 4 companies, is currently the director of Islamic Publications Limited, and The Institute of Ismaili Studies, and resigned from the Imara UK Limited. He has also been appointed for other companies that are now dissolved.

His kind-hearted nature and knowledge have enabled him to channel his research towards improving the lives of those who are rather forgotten and despised in society. Apart from that, Dr. Sachedina advocates for dental hygiene throughout the UK.

Other achievements of ShafikSachedina include being a member of the Aga Khan Development Network Committee that founded Ismaili Studies. Ismaili Studies has a massive library of magazines, books, and journals that support the cultural and religious lives of Muslims. The institute gives charitable services to Muslims.

As a dental surgeon, Shafik heads the events department for the Ismaili Community making him responsible for organizing events in all 16 regions. His ability to deal with people in a coordinated manner makes the organization run smoothly. Apart from that, Sachedina has been appointed to several university boards

In the UK, Dr. ShafikSachedina is an important figure who inspires the business and healthcare sector. A lot of articles have been written about him and on his social profiles on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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In the quest to ensure a smooth running of activities in the finance industry, David Zalik formed GreenSky  in the year 2006. He intended to make a company that would render credit services to the general public without exploiting them. This was after observing the way the financial institutions in the sector exploited the loan consumers by offering them extortionate rates that left them in a more financially unstable position than they were before borrowing. The other reason that persuaded David Zalik into the establishment of GreenSky  was the fact that the process of loan application had been so long that the customers of the credit services spend more than a week waiting for their loans to be approved.

After keen observation of these issues, Zalik decided that he would do business in an unusual way so that he could get different results from the existing ones. The first notable thing that he implemented in GreenSky  was to make the company a wholesale credit service provider. This meant that instead of trying to reach the target customers, the organization would rely on the smaller financial lenders, contractors, and the wholesale merchants, who would wish to provide their services to their clients on credit terms but lacked the capacity. GreenSky would act as an assurance to these merchants and small creditors so that they could maintain their clients through the provision of the credit services while at the same time, GreenSky  benefits from the wide market of the firms.

One thing that has led to the flourishing of GreenSky  is the strategy that the company’s CEO uses to market their services. Instead of using the media for promotion and advertisements like the other companies prefer, Zalik and his team of employees focus on building relationships with the stakeholder of the target organizations. This makes it easier for GreenSky  to engage in viable contracts with the firms and as a result, benefit mutually. GreenSky has tremendously benefited from this initiative because it has been able to transfer its credit risk to the smaller firms while at the same time, it leverages the broader credit markets of the merchants.

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Whitney Wolfe is ultimately one of the few women in the world who are changing the way people are thinking. This woman has created a unique app that is making dating something worth getting in to once again. This app gives women all the power when deciding who they are going to date. Women and men will match on Bumble, but in order to keep the match, the woman must send the guy a message to start the conversation. Men cannot send the message first. Not only is this brilliant but it helps eliminate all the random guys who would want to send a creepy first message. Visit deadline.com to know more about Whitney Wolfe

Whitney Wolfe has recently added in the Snooze Button feature that allows for women and men to stop using the app for a bit if they so choose to take a break from swiping. Bumble noticed that many users would delete the app from their phone but not their actual account. They would do this to help take a break, but this new feature let’s you utilize the chance to send an instant message to your matches saying, “Hey, I’m on a break from this app right now but will be back on it soon.” It just makes it so much more convenient and helps eliminate the chance to miss out on the people you could have forgotten to speak to. Whitney Wolfe is here to help provide men and women the chance to not use the app all the time and get the benefit of it not giving you notifications for awhile and letting your matches know.

Bumble is such a great dating app because of its constant growth on the dating industry right now. Men need to be shown that disrespecting women on social media and dating apps is not okay. It will no longer be tolerated, and there are people looking to rapidly change their love life and using this app can make this a reality. Whitney Wolfe is proud of how far Bumble has come. The headquarters is continuously changing and improving their work ethic, and who knows what’s next for Bumble.


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After three decades of splendid experience, Shiraz Boghani was finally given the honors she deserves after he was honored as the Hotelier of the Year by the Asian Business Awards 2016.

The renowned hospitality industry entrepreneur is the chairman of Splendid Hospitality Group and has been in the hotel business for the earlier mentioned period of time. It is thanks to this long term experience that Shiraz boasts great experience in running and managing multiple ultra-modern hotels smoothly.

Besides his extensive experience in the world of hospitality, Shiraz Boghani is also a qualified chartered accountant, a factor that has greatly facilitated his success in the hospitality industry. Being an opportunist and aggressive in life, Mr. Boghani was the first entrepreneur to introduce the limited service branded hotels in the UK precisely in London. He facilitated the development and launching of this business opportunity during the early 90’s and thanks to his remarkable strategies, Mr. Boghani has spearheaded 25 other similar projects in the UK.

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Shiraz Boghani is currently heading the growth of a classy hotel known as Hilton London Bankside located in London’s which is quite a high end facility as it is worth is 121 million pounds. Mr. Boghani is also directing the development of several other A-level hotel projects such as Conrad London St James, and several others. The development and launching of successful stylish hotels in London have landed Mr. Boghani major projects such as the New Ellington luxury project. The successful launching of these two hotels will earn Mr. Boghani further recognition in the hospitality world.

Shiraz Boghani is a man of many. Apart from his current status as the chairman of Splendid Hospitality Foundation, he has been in the senior position of various charity councils such as the National Conciliation and Arbitration Board. He prides himself in helping his community and he achieves this by contributing generously to charitable organizations such as the Aga Khan Foundation.

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Being born as a Kenyan citizen, Mr. Boghani has done well for himself. He is an accomplished Chartered Accountant, a training he acquired at a small Chartered Accounting firm in the United Kingdom. He is currently spearheading the Splendid Hospitality Foundation and has been overseeing its successful development for quite a long time now.

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The process of aging has long been viewed as something that is entirely unavoidable. Jason hope is looking to make a difference in the way that the world views aging. He believes that within our lifetimes it may be possible for individuals to halt and even reverse the aging process. However, this will not be possible without growing our understanding of the process of aging.

Jason hope is an entrepreneur who is a native of the state of Arizona. He continues to live there today he runs his business. He is also an avid futurist who supports the development of new technologies through his entrepreneurial endeavors. In particular, Jason hope is a strong proponent of biotechnology and the potential that it represents in changing our understanding of the aging process.

He recently donated $500,000 to a research foundation that is devoted to enhancing our understanding of the process of aging. The organization used this money in order to build a new laboratory at the University of Cambridge. At this new laboratory, the organization began to do research looking at metabolic waste products known as advanced glycation end products. Over the course of a human’s lifetime, advanced glycation end products build up within their tissues. This buildup of advanced glycation end products will eventually lead to the hardening of our body’s tissues and is a contributing factor in a number of ailments.

Jason hope stated that this new research was able to identify the most common metabolic waste products that build up in human tissues and has even begun to develop potential treatment protocols that can help to eliminate their presence from our bodies. The research that is being done at these laboratories is very different from the typical research that is done by the traditional medical community. In the traditional medical community, it is common to only look for treatments that target symptoms rather than the underlying causes of the symptoms.

If these substances are able to be eliminated from the human body, it will be possible to significantly increase the lifespans of individuals who have been affected by these metabolic waste products.

In addition to funding for research Jason hope also helps to fund efforts to influence the way that aging is perceived around the world. He believes that if you can get people to look at the process of aging differently than it will be possible to attract a greater interest in its treatment.

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He is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of United Technologies (UTC) Corporation. Back in 2008, Louis Chenevert also was President and Chief Executive Officer. Then in 2010, he took the Chairman position and stayed in that capacity until retirement in 2014. Louis Chenevert has had a long enduring career. One that spans over a 14 year cycle while also working with General Motors leading as the Production General Manager in the St. Therese operation within the organization. Louis Chenevert’s banking background comes from joining Goldman Sachs as the Senior Industry Advisor inside the Merchant Banking Department from 2015 to 2017. In addition to this role, Chenevert maintained membership with the Business Council and he US-India CEO Forum. While he served on the Board of Directors at Cargill Inc, he took on the impressive title, last year, as Chairman of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation.

 

Louis Chenevert explains that the concept for UTC came from several executives, small strategic teams and a desire to tackle customer needs and provide killer products that met a 30 year product cycle goal. Chenevert adds that those ideas became a reality when they focused on acquiring exceptional talent in operations and engineering. The goal was to have these individuals drive the concept of going far beyond a customer’s expectation and increase revenue with support staff. He states that they used tools, autonomy and funding to small teams and leadership to help change and strengthen products. It was highly important that all objectives where met.

 

Chenevert says the one trend that sticks out the most to him is the speed of technology. This has developed a list of opportunities for his organization far into the coming years. He goes on to mention his habit of productivity as an lone entrepreneur is not necessarily just one thing, but having a persistent follow up and sharp focus are some of the key things that have catapulted his success professionally. In the end, Louis Chenevert stresses to one should always surround themselves with winners and those who find issues early in the game.

 

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The Oxford Club, a private and international network of responsible and well-informed investors as well as entrepreneurs, offers some smart investment strategies to help you grow and protect your wealth. For past two decades the club has been successful regardless of the market conditions. The most remarkable thing is that even though the club is private and selective, there are more than one and a half million members from around 130 countries in the world. There is a research team that shares investment opportunities with greatest potential and lowest risks with the members.

Although no investment can be guaranteed, the club’s strategies can help you get higher return on your investment at lowest possible risk.
1. Have a well-balanced investment plan
Today, most investors know that diversification is must to get higher returns with lower risk, but here, according to the Oxford Club, you need to diversify number of stocks along with sectors and risk levels.
2. Always have an exit strategy
Smart investors always have the exit strategy worked out at the time of investment. The club always provides strategy to sell with any “buy” recommendation. This is because you should always know when and how to trade out before you invest in a stock or bond.
3. Volume of investment positions play an important role
The Oxford Club advises that careful re-balancing and re-sizing of investment positions always brings in best results. Avoiding emotional decisions during investment should be strictly followed.
4. Cut down your investment costs
There are additional costs like different types of fees along with front-end load, back-end load and penalties for surrender which can be avoided smartly. The club will show you how to create your portfolio legally to keep IRS from taxing high.

Along with these strategies, by joining the Oxford Club you can enjoy lot more benefits it has to offer now and in future as well for acquiring and preserving wealth.