Peter Briger sits in the Board of Directors of Fortress Investment Group as its Co-Chairman. He is also the principal of the largest investment firm in the world. Briger joined the firm in 2002 and since then, he has played a major role in the firm’s growth. He is the head of a team of 300 people who are tasked to handle illiquid credit investments and undervalued and distressed assets.
Prior to joining Fortress Investment Group, Peter Briger worked at Goldman Sachs & Co for about 15 years, the experience which saw him become a partner in the company in 1996. While working at Goldman, he was a member of various committees such as Asian Management committee, Global Control and Compliance Committee as well as the Japanese Executive committee. He specializes in real estate and automotive.
For the 15 years he worked with Goldman, he served in various executive positions. This cemented Peter Briger’s experience in the investment and finance industry. Since then, he has built his career and accumulated enough wealth to appear in Forbes’ billionaire list.
Forbes ranked Peter Briger as number 407 billionaire in the world and has continued to increase his popularity as well as earning recognition. It is safe to say that he has achieved a lot in the cause of his career. Again, Briger got recognition from Forbes as he appeared in a prestigious list which ranks elite business professionals from different parts of the world, Forbes’s Top 400 Professionals List.
The Fortress boss is a member of Princeton Unversity Investment Company, a company related to the university he studied in. Additionally, he supports Central Park Conservancy, in a move that points towards giving back to the community that raised him. In these ventures, he looks to promote entrepreneurship.
He recognizes the importance of contributing to the philanthropic activities. He believes in giving back to the community and as such, he supports Tipping Point, a nonprofit organization which is focused on promoting the lives of disadvantaged or rather low-income families across San Francisco. He values education and believer of the potential it has in promoting communities. One effort that he has put towards promoting education is being a member of Caliber Schools, a network of charter schools.
The investment and financial expert graduated from Princeton University with a degree in arts. He later earned his master’s degree in Business administration from University of Pennsylvania. With the strong education and work background, Peter Briger is a valued member in the leadership of Fortress Investment Group.