Matt’s Badiali’s Geology History Gives Unique Investment Perspective

You may have seen the videos or read something about the “Freedom Checks” that financial expert Matt Badiali seems to be so excited about. People want to know more about what they are who Badiali is. He may seem to be too excited and impassioned during his videos when he is introducing “Freedom Checks” to the world, but he is completely serious.

Many that viewed his videos were confused thinking that “Freedom Checks” were part of some government program. While this type of investment is subject to government regulation, the checks themselves come from the business that has been invested in. these businesses choose to pay their investors instead of taxes and are known as Master Limited Partnerships.

Many people want to know why Matt Badiali is such a reliable source for investment advice and who exactly he is. With Master Limited Partnerships, the companies with this label are almost always involved with natural resources. As a geologist by education, Matt Badiali is able to give interesting insights that many other investors wouldn’t be able to form without the knowledge he has.

When interested in an investment opportunity, he many times will actually travel to the site where drilling is taking place to see how things are operating. While there, he not only looks at the source of the resources itself, he looks at how the entire business is operating. He speaks to employees as well as locals to see how everything is going and what the true opinion about the project are and if they believe that it is sustainable in the long run.

Matt Badiali is highly educated in Geology, he was even on track to get his Ph.D. in the subject before changing his career track to investing. This decision wasn’t entirely his own as he was inspired by a college friend who had just graduated with a Ph.D. in finances. Matt Badiali’s father had struggled to be a successful investor throughout his childhood. It was difficult to watch him go through this and as an adult, he was determined to give people like him options for financial security.

Wes Edens and Fortress’ Acquisition by Softbank

Softbank, a Japanese company founded in 1981, recently acquired Wes Edens Fortress Investment Group for $3.3 billion. Although Softbank now owns the company, nothing about the day to day business or overall management will change. In fact, before the transaction took place, Softbank was required to sign a hands-off agreement. In addition, Softbank was required to pay a certain amount for each share, which meant that FIG’s shareholders would also profit by the acquisition. This acquisition will prove to be an enormous advancement for both companies.

Softbank has grown much since it was originally founded by Masayoshi Son. For its first few years it was a PC software wholesale company. It really morphed throughout the 1990s with it entering computer trade, computer magazine publishing, and acquiring a controlling interest in Yahoo! And that was really only the beginning. It currently has stakes in over 400 internet companies worldwide. One of its biggest innovations has been its development of the Vision Fund. Currently valued at about $93 billion, the VF is the largest investment fund ever.

Its newest acquisition, Wes Edens Fortress, was first co-founded by its Randy Nardone (current CEO) and Wes Edens (current co-chair) in 1998. It has also done extremely well, becoming the first publicly traded U.S. private equity firm in 2007. Today, Wes Edens Fortress manages the assets of 1,750 private investors and institutional clients. In all, controls around $40 billion in worldwide assets. SoftBank’s also recently acquired Boston Dynamics.

Softbank remains led by its founder who today serves as its CEO. After Donald Trump was inaugurated president of the U.S., Son personally pledged to invest $50 billion in the country via Softbank. Son is now looking to lead Softbank to create a new London-based company known as Softbank Financial Services. Experts predict that Softbank’s success will most likely keep going up and up for the foreseeable future.

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