Peter Briger began adult life by earning his B.A. from Princeton University and his M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. Wharton School of Business. He began his professional career with Goldman, Sachs & Co in 1987. In 1996 he was made one of its partners. During his years with Sachs, he was charged with overseeing the business projects of a number of different areas. He also sat on several key committees. In addition, he was the lead in the Asian Distressed Debt Business. He left to join Fortress Investment Group in 2002.
Although he has added positions since that time, he has remained a member of the Management Committee since he first came on board. He was appointed to its board of directors in 2006 and was made co-chairman of the board in 2009. He maintains his impressive role and is one of the principals the company. He helps lead Fortress to work with both individual investors and investment groups. Briger’s primary current duty at Fortress is overseeing the credit fund and all real estate investment business. He also currently sits on the board of Caliber Schools, charters schools that have a focus on preparing students for college life.
Briger sits on the board of Tipping Point, a charity that aids low-income people in the area. While this is his philanthropic work, it is not his only one. Briger is a frequent contributor to a wide range of philanthropic causes. In 2015, Briger gave a substantial financial donation to his alma mater, Princeton, to help set up a funding program to help other university alumni entrepreneurs. This Alumni Entrepreneurs Fund was recommended by the Princeton Entrepreneurship Advisory Committee as a means to spur on Princeton’s entrepreneurship ideas. The university also started it because it serves to highlight Princeton’s overall educational mission.