At 55, Peter has already accomplished so much with his life. He has already featured on the Forbes list of the top 400 most influential business professionals worldwide, partnered with Goldman Sachs and worked his way into chairing the board of Fortress investment group. The finance and investment titan has also chaired or sat at boards of councils that have a national and regional outlook for different organizations including the Asian Real estate private equity association. However, to better understand peters successes it is important that you first understand his background.
Education And First Career Steps
Peter Briger graduated with Bachelors of Arts from Princeton University before pursuing a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Pennsylvania. Years after leaving university and solidifying his position in the world of finance, Peter still maintains close ties with these institutions. For instance, he has a board member for the Princeton University Investment Company.Like most graduates, Peter started off low but his sheer hard work and determination saw him rise through the ranks of different companies and land onto managerial positions. For instance, Peter held different roles at Goldman Sachs, where he worked for fifteen years before the finance giant recognized his talent and made him a partner in 1996. He has replicated this model of servant leadership and working his way up throughout his career life including during his stay at Fortress Investment Group where he currently serves as a principal and Co-chair of the board.
Peter’s Achievements At Fortress Group
Given his previous experience in banking and debt management, Peter was able to help Fortress Investment reorganize its debt management strategies. To a large extent, this helped the company expand its portfolio from the $50 Billion to the $65 Billion assets the firm has under management. Most importantly, Peter Briger shared credit in making his company, Fortress Group, one of the first alternative investment firms to sell capital to the public in the United States.
In addition to having a successful career in finance, Peter also champions for several philanthropic courses he holds close to heart. He is particularly popular for his $600 million philanthropic investment that goes towards maintaining New York’s central park and improving the livelihoods for the people depending on it. Peter Briger also sits on the board of Silicon philanthropists that contributes funds dedicated towards the alleviation of poverty across the world while improving the quality of life for children.