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Wes Edens Sees No Difference Between Business And Sports Ownership

The Fortress Investments founder, Wes Edens has been expanding his interests in the sporting sector since 2014 as he looks for new ventures to excite him. Edens has been looking to develop his interests outside the business which made him an estimated fortune of at least $930 million. An acclaimed philanthropist, Wes Edens is always looking to find new areas of interest for himself and his business partners, such as the London-based Egyptian billionaire Nassef Sawiris. After buying the Milwaukee Bucks NBA franchise in 2014, the contributor to the William J. Clinton Foundation recently purchase a 55 percent stake in the historic English soccer club, Aston Villa.

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Much like his purchase of the Bucks in 2014, the decision to buy Aston Villa came about because of the love the former champion skier has for soccer. Unlike many investors who simply look at soccer as a solid sports investment, Wes Edens has been an avid fan throughout his life which led him to attend every FIFA World Cup for the last 20 years. Although his knowledge of Aston Villa was limited, Edens has been impressed with what he has seen at the Birmingham-based team so far. During a recent interview, the former head of Blackrock Financial Management compared the Victorian era Villa Park Stadium still used by the Villains to Fenway Park.

After purchasing the Milwaukee Bucks franchise in 2014, Wes Edens admits the learning curve was steep but he approached the NBA as he would any business opportunity. One of the keys to leading the Bucks to greater success has been the ability of Edens to hire top talent for the team to lead them to glory. Perhaps the biggest achievement in sports of Wes Edens has been the construction of the new arena in Milwaukee for the Bucks to play in. Persuading the local government of Milwaukee to subsidize the construction of the arena was based around the business of making an investment for the future. Edens explained a top arena costing $200 million of taxpayers money would lead to taxation on employees of the franchise reaching over $1 billion in the coming years.

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Doe Deere Worked Hard To Make Her Dreams Come True Despite The Hardships She Endured

Doe Deere was born in Izhevsk, Russia as Xenia Vorotova. She was obsessed over the English language and American culture due to movies, magazines and music. When she was seventeen, her family moved to the United States to find a better life. They came to New York City in 1998 when the population exceeded 7.4 million. The family quickly leaned they could not survive with their life savings and work ethics. Her mother worked as an accountant in Russia, but she needed her education records. The transfer was taking a long time. Doe Deere watched her neighbors cats and walked dogs while her mother cleaned apartments.

The family of three moved into a homeless shelter when they were down to their last $7.56. They spent six months in a tiny room with no kitchen and a single bed. They went to the church every week for pantry foods and free meals. This was when Doe Deer started dreaming of becoming a fashion designer. In 1999, they were introduced to a non-profit organization called Sanctuary for Families by a social worker. The organization assisted female immigrants who had fallen on hard times. Dorchen Leidholdt was the attorney who helped her mother get a job as an accountant and got Doe Deere into the Fashion Institute of Technology.

In 2000, they moved to the Lehman Projects in East Harlem. This was a dangerous area but they had their own kitchen and separate rooms. Doe Deere believes the hardships taught them to stick together and made them more resilient. Xenia Vorotova became Doe Deere towards the end of the 2000’s. She founded a cosmetic company called Lime Crime in 2008. The company was successful and inspired women to express themselves. Doe Deere still works hard to pursue the American Dream. She knows her life would not have been possible without the help her family received when they were vulnerable. She worked for a beautiful home, a successful business and her family.

Doe Deere understands many Americans began as immigrants. They left their home countries to pursue a better life. She believes these are some of the people who contribute to the greatness of America.

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