Peter Briger is the Principal and Chairman of Fortress Investment Group, an alternative asset manager. Initiated in 1998, Fortress Investment Group oversees assets from 1,750 clients and private investors; these assets utilize private equity, permanent capital investment strategies and credit and real estate strategies. Fortress Investment Group began an IPO to the public markets in 2007. Peter Briger earned his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business after graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree from Princeton University. Peter Briger came to Fortress Investment Group in 2002 after working at Goldman Sachs for 15 years. He initially led the Fortress Investment Group’s debt securities and real estate ventures, and he currently is a principal and Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors at Fortress Investment Group.
Peter Briger’s role as Principal at Fortress Investment Group is to lead a team of over 300 members that focuses on investing in distress credit investments and assets that are undervalued.While at Goldman Sachs, Peter Briger co-founded the Special Situations Group, a highly successful and profitable group that helped drive Goldman Sach’s revenue over the next several decades. By buying and selling assets that had lost funding from mainstream capital sources, Peter Briger and his team were able to earn extensive profits for Goldman Sachs by selling shares when these companies became popular again in their respective markets. Peter Briger is involved in many charitable works, including participating with the Silicon Valley Council, a group that oversees funds for children around the world. Peter Briger spends much of his time and resources promoting other charitable efforts designed to support children in poverty by providing education and resources.
Peter Briger is a long-time supporter of Central Park in New York City and has invested upwards of $600 million to help conserve and maintain the park.Peter Briger is also on the board of many philanthropic organizations such as the Princeton University Investment Company, the Global Fund for Children and the Hospital for Special Surgery. Not content with solely maintaining a productive presence at Fortress Investment Group, Peter Briger continues to be involved in many other public interests and community concerns around the world. Peter Briger has been on the Forbes list of World Billionaires many times over the years and has always been willing to share his wealth with others. With his financial acumen and drive, Peter Briger is an asset to any business venture or philanthropic outreach.