Peter Briger: A Short Bio

Peter Briger graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor is an arts and science and he also graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Master’s in Business Administration. Upon receiving his master’s degree, Peter Briger joined Goldman Sachs to start off his professional career and serve numerous operational management and leadership roles.

Through his time that Goldman Sachs, Mr. Briger gain experience and was able to hone and develop the skills set based in foreign investments, real estate, distressed debt, and loans and trading. Upon leaving Goldman Sachs in 2002, Peter Briger would join Fortress Investment Group as the co-CEO. It was due to his vast experience gained through his time that Goldman Sachs that Mr. Briger had the ability to take the Fortress Investment Group to new heights.

One of the many accomplishments that he is accredited with is making Fortress one of the first US investment companies to go public. His success is not just limited to making Fortress Investment Group the company that is today. He’s also seen by his peers as an excellent leader who goes above and beyond what is expected of him. One example is that Peter Briger has personally invested over $600,000,000 to help conserve and maintain the famous Central Park in New York City as well as aiding in getting children out of poverty.

Currently, many have called Peter Briger a “Titan of Finance” who has certainly made a name for himself through his work ethic and dedication. He ranks number 962 on Forbe’s billionaire list. The success of Fortress Investment Group could have been accomplished without the help of Mr. Briger.

The Fortress Investment Group has their headquarters in New York with over 900 employees. The company was recently bought out by SoftBank Group Corporation for $3.3 billion. The SoftBank Group Corporation is a Japanese company based out of Tokyo. Despite the purchase, Mr. Briger, along with Wes Edens and Randal Nardone, have all remained in their positions as principals.

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