Peter Briger joined Fortress in March 2002 as a member of the Management Committee. He later joined the Board of Directors of Fortress in November 2006 and was elected Co-chairman in August 2009.
Since then he has been responsible for the Credit and Real estate business at Fortress. Prior to joining Fortress, he had worked for 15years at Goldman Sachs &Co. where he held several executive positions such as Co-head of Whole Loan Sales and Trading business, Co-head of Fixed Income Investments Group among many more.
He had formed partner at the company back in 1996. He graduated with a Bachelors of Arts from Princeton University and later proceeded to acquire a master’s in Business Administration from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
In the Forbes Billionaires list released in March 2018, he is ranked at position 43 with a net worth of 2.3 billion dollars. As of 2016, Fortress had a total of 2533 employees under them.
Interns describe it as a great place to learn and grow as they are taught by the best. Other employees describe it as a good working place with good benefits, pay and competitive coworkers but with long working hours with compensation that does not match the working hours.
Peter deeply cares about children, education, and alleviation of poverty. Thus it’s not surprising, he is a member of the Silicon Valley leadership Council for the Global Fund for children and Council on Foreign Relations; – an NGO whose goal is to expand knowledge on foreign policy issues among citizens.
Peter Briger is a member of the Princeton University Investment Company and has been a consistent sponsor of the Central Park Conservancy within the university. Furthermore, he is the director of Tipping Point, a non-profit organization which serves low-income families in the San Francisco area.
Peter Briger once described Bitcoin as a new digital goldmine that would enable people all over the world to instantly send money. He explained that with a controlled American based exchange, which both Fortress and Wells Fargo would provide, Bitcoin would solve some challenges banks faced such as network payment.
Peter Briger is described as a Forbes Top 400 business professional who has gained respect amongst his peers as a capable leader and talented individual. While working at Goldman Sachs &Co., he served on several committees and took up a number of leadership roles at the company.
He is currently working at the Fortress Investment Group as the Principal and Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors. He is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Pennsylvania. Gift From Alumni Supports Princeton Entrepreneurship