Peter Briger has become one of the most influential business leaders in America. He is considered so by Forbes Magazine as they listed him on their top 400 most influential leaders in America. This was no fluke as his success has been documented over the years in the various positions he has held in the corporate world. This, however, is not the only criteria that makes him a great business leader as his other ventures show that he is versatile and able to take on causes that affect humanity and then the business world at different levels.His tenacity as a business leader showed itself immediately after graduating as part of the class of 86 from Princeton University.
Even getting into Princeton is considered an achievement on its own and as such Peter Briger was already on the right path towards achieving this title. His Bachelor of Arts degree would give him a stepping stone into Goldman Sachs and from that point on it was only up. The bank would grant him a lot of growth opportunities given his tenacity and curiosity to learn. He became a partner at the bank in 1996.He was in the meantime, considering advancing his education and to fulfill this he applied for an MBA at the prestigious Wharton School of Business. He would later graduate and give the number of committees he joined when he was at Goldman Sachs, Peter Briger was able to apply quite a lot of what he learned in class. They would also offer him an opportunity to learn more about the Asian market as it was experiencing a lot of growth at the time.
Goldman Sachs had a keen interest in the same and would create some market-specific funds made for this market, and Peter Briger was at times in charge of the same.As all this was taking place in his life, the Fortress Investment Group were coming to life. The group had managed to grow into a three billion asset management company by 2002, and it’s at this point that they realized the need for a credit division. Peter Briger was the perfect candidate for the position and was soon brought on board. He was responsible for establishing the same and has helped it grow, and today the division has made deals worth more than 100 billion dollars. He is now a partner and Co-CEO at Fortress. Learn More.