Peter Briger is recognized as a well-known financial guru. He is also Co-Chairman of the Board and Principal at Fortress Investment Group. Briger has an extraordinary record for brokering mergers and acquisitions both domestically, and internationally. A short time after Peter Briger was hired by Fortress Investment Group he took action by constructing Fortress’ real estate and securities business sectors. When the Fortress Investment Group hired Peter Briger, they were contemplating changing their core business model and move away from equities.Before Peter Briger worked at Fortress Investment Group, he worked at Goldman, Sachs and Co. Briger worked for Goldman for approximately 15 years. Peter Briger was promoted to Partner at Goldman in 1996. During his tenure at Goldman, Sachs, and Co., Briger was on many different committees. The committees included the Asian Management Committee, the Japanese Executive Committee, and the Global Control and Compliance Committee.While at Goldman, Sachs, and Co., Peter Briger also co-founded the Special Situations Group.
Peter Briger and this group were deemed responsible for being Goldman’s main revenue stream when the markets were reeling from the stock bubble that burst in 2000. Because of Briger’s educational background, wise investing, and business savvy, Briger’s employer, Goldman, Sachs, and Co., endured.Besides Peter Briger’s interest in alternative equities and troubled assets, Briger had considered getting involved in cryptocurrency. Briger had discussed partnering with a big bank in 2014 to create a regulated, Bitcoin exchange, here in the U.S., but they refused Briger’s idea.Over the years Peter Briger has provided both time and financial endowments to philanthropic causes.
Peter Briger, along with some of his fellow Princeton alumni, provided gifts to their alma mater in 2015. The endowment was given by the three alumni to develop a pilot funding program called the Alumni Entrepreneurs Fund (AEF). The AEF was created to assist new Princeton graduates who were interested in founding companies or deciding on choosing an entrepreneurial path. AEF provides alumni startups with up to $100,000 dollars in the form of matching funds, peer-to-peer learning, or mentorship over one year.In 2007, Briger’s approximated worth was $2 Billion dollars according to Forbes. At 43, Peter Briger had 66 million shares of Fortress shares.Peter Briger has a noteworthy educational background. Briger completed a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, and also earned a bachelor’s degree in 1986 from Princeton University.