The Financial Guru, Peter Briger

Peter Briger is one of the most envied business gurus in the world. He is among the most fortunate business moguls who have been listed in Forbes top 400. Peter is not only the President but also serves as the Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors at Fortress Investment Group. Before joining Fortress in 2002, Briger served as a partner at Goldman Sachs for about 15 years. Peter Briger is with no doubt one of the pillars of success for Fortress. He was among the spearheaders of taking Fortress Investment Group public. Besides being the President of the company, Briger is also in-charge of the firm’s credit funds and real estate business. He has majorly focused on distressed debt and illiquid investments. Credit to Peter, Fortress is currently one of the largest investment management firms. The firm prides in managing more than $65 billion in the form of assets for both private and institutional investors.

Peter Briger has been at the forefront of raising capital for debt-laden foreign markets despite the present economic recession in the financial markets. Peter Briger attained his Bachelor’s degree at Princeton University. He also holds an MBA from the prestigious University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. After completing his studies, Peter began his career as a financial expert at Goldman Sachs in 1996 where he later served as a partner. While at Goldman Sachs, Briger broadened his knowledge and skills and became an expert in other areas such as trading, foreign investment, real estate, loans, distressed debt, and trading.

The 51-year-old Peter Briger does not let his success in life come between his love for caring and sharing with the less fortunate. He has been involved in many philanthropic activities such as eradication of poverty, provision of quality education and helping children from humble backgrounds. Peter is also a board member of a non-profit organization Tipping Point which is primarily involved in helping low-income families in San Francisco. One of his most notable contributions to society was the $600 million donation to conserve and maintain the Central Park in New York. Being listed on Forbes top 400 most elite business persons did not come on a silver platter. Peter has indeed worked hard and at times even harder to be the crème de la crème and one of the self-made billionaires in the world. He was and still is a financial genius.

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