Peter Briger was awarded his Bachelor of Arts as part of the graduating class of 1986. At the time he had aspirations of joining the business leaders of America, but did not know how soon that would happen. He went and began his career at Goldman Sachs where he would grow to become a partner. This was followed by him pursuing an MBA from Wharton School of Business. During his tenure at Goldman, he became very committed to understanding international dealings and as such joined various committees that include the Global Control and Compliance Committee, the Asian Management Committee, and the Japan Executive Committee. These were very helpful to him, especially in understanding how the Asian market differed from the American one and what opportunities lay in those countries. This experience offered Peter Briger leadership roles at Goldman Sachs serving in various capacities in various groups that included the Asian Special Opportunities Fund.
This was a fund dedicated towards upcoming industries and opportunities within the Asian continent.This fund was very successful at securing early deals and financing them. Peter Briger was able to thrive in every role he took on, and it was not long before he was headhunted by Fortress Investment Group. They were undergoing expansion and had grown their portfolio significantly, and they required steady hands to guide them through the next phases of growth. Peter Briger had already proven to be knowledgeable about Asian market something that Fortress were looking at venturing into. He would move to join the board in 2006 which was necessary for him as he was about to guide the group through the stock exchange listing process. His expertise came in handy even as they were being underwritten by Goldman Sachs &co.
Peter Briger has over the years continued to prove himself valuable, and it was no surprise when Forbes listed him as one of America’s top business professionals. This was in consideration of all the roles he had held culminating in that of Co-CEO of the Fortress Investment Group an appointment that came in 2017. He is also very passionate about entrepreneurship and has committed a substantial amount of his wealth into developing upcoming entrepreneurs especially those from his former university Princeton. This commitment was the motivation when he contributed quite an amount for the initial Alumni Entrepreneurs Fund. The fund has been used to nurture other entrepreneurs who are today successful in their own right.