Peter Briger’s career background.
Peter Briger attended the Princeton University and received a Bachelor of Arts. Later he attended Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania where he got a Masters in Business Administration. Before joining Fortress, Peter Briger worked with Goldman Sachs. He served in several of the company’s committees (Asian Management Committee, the Global Control and Compliance Committee and the Japan Executive Committee). In the company, he also served as the head of the various committees created, e.g., the Asian Real Estate Private Equity business. He became a partner of Golden Sachs in 1996. He currently seats in the Board of Directors of Princeton University Investment Company. He is also on the board of Caliber Schools, a company that has a chain of schools that help students succeed in their college studies.
Peter’s current position at Fortress.
He is the current principal and Co-Chairman of the Fortress board of directors. He began as a member of the same board from November 2006 and was became a Co-Chairman in 2009. He is in charge of the Fortress’ Credit and Real Estate business. He has also been a Fortress’ Management Committee member since 2002. Due to his vast experience from his former place of work- Goldman Sachs, Peter Briger made Fortress soar where it becomes one of the leading first alternative investment companies publicized in America. An approximate of $65 billion is the worth of assets that company manages.
Philanthropic causes that Peter supports.
Apart from working hard in his career, Peter Briger also engages in philanthropic activities too. The Central Park in New York has benefitted from his generosity where he has donated more than $600 million to help conserve the park. Briger has aided in providing finance to help the disadvantaged receive quality education. An example of it is the Silicon Valley Council where he was one of its leaders. This organization helps children globally to receive an education. He has also been a member of other organization councils that are philanthropic.
The support that Peter Briger has given to Princeton Entrepreneurship.
In 2015, Peter Briger was among the three people that set up a pilot funding program at Princeton University aimed at aiding the recent university alumni that have focused their efforts on entrepreneurship. The plan goes by the name the Alumni Entrepreneurs Fund (AEF). This program will also help Princeton Entrepreneurship Advisory Committee (PEAC) materialize its “Entrepreneurship the Princeton Way” vision.