In a recent podcast interview, Wes Edens, best known as the co-owner of the Milwaukee Bucks, spilled some of his recent thoughts on and experiences with sports. In the discussion with Ric Bucher, Edens revealed that he was once a competitive skier in his younger years. In fact, he has remained active all of his life and currently continues to be an avid rock climber, plays a bit of basketball, does a little surfing, and dabbles in a few more sporting events.
One of Wes Eden’s thoughts on sports is applicable to life in general: he firmly believes that it is a positive thing to that in life which makes one uncomfortable. He believes it is humbling and that those experiences have a tendency to center an individual. He finds that it helps him to focus, to be part of nature and the mountains in a far-off sense where the typical measurements of the world are inapplicable.
After growing up on a ranch in Montana with a teacher as a mother and a psychologist as a father, Wes Edens remained in his home state to attend his first year of college at Montana State in Bozeman, Montana. Following a single year there, Edens moved to Oregon and attended Oregon State. After his time in Oregon, Edens decided to move to New York. At the time, he believed the New York decision to be a temporary move, but reflecting upon over 30 years of living there, Wes Edens finds a great deal of positivity in New York.
In terms of his professional life, Wes Edens is also part owner of Aston Villa which is part of the English Premier League Team. When asked about the greatest investment that Edens ever made, he confidently answered that the $550 million dollars that he invested with partners into the ownership of the Milwaukee Bucks. At the time, it was the highest amount that had ever been paid for an NBA franchise. He cites that it has been financially beneficial as an investment and has also brought great joy to him and to his family.
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