Peter Briger has had a long career in finance and wealth management. His reputation is stellar and he is considered to be one of the most powerful men in the business world by many leading publications. He has managed to achieve this through many years of hard work and dedication. He has now risen to become one of the two leaders of an investment company that handles more than $65 million in total assets. It is called the Fortress Investment Group. He takes this responsibility very seriously. He knows that the life savings of many people have been invested in his company. Therefore, the decisions that he makes will have an impact on the future of these people.
Peter Briger grew up in a middle class family. He never had any aspirations of being a powerful person in the financial world. He was a simple kid who was not sure what type of career he wanted to have. He met with a guidance counselor in high school who recommended that finance might be the path he should take since he was very good in math. It turns out that this was the right decision. He applied to Princeton University in New Jersey and was accepted.
Peter Briger did great at Princeton and moved on to the Wharton School of Business after that to pursue an MBA. He was offered many positions after he finally graduated. He thought about taking a job overseas because his studies had never allowed him to travel and see the world. However, he eventually decided to work in New York City at Goldman Sachs. He felt that this job was the best fit for him. He knew that the power and size of this company would give him many connections in the financial world that he would not otherwise be able to make. He worked for well over a decade at Goldman Sachs. He loved every minute of it.
Peter Briger then transitioned to a Chairman of the Board role at the Fortress Investment Group. He loves working for the company. He has been in charge of it since 2002. He feels that he is best suited for running a company of this size. His charity work is something that is very important to him. He has raised a large amount of money for a wide variety of causes. Education is at the top of his list of priorities.