Founded in 1998, Fortress Investment Group has become one of the largest in the nation. Principal and Co-CEO, Peter Briger, helped Fortress be where it is today that landed him on the Forbes Billionaire list and become invested in charitable causes.Residing in San Francisco for Fortress, Peter Briger was invested early in life with finances and received his Business Administration at Princeton University. He then obtained his M.B.A from the Warton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. After school, his degrees landed him a job at Goldman Sachs & Co. for 15 years. His positions included Co-Head of Whole Loan Sales and Trading business, Co-Head of Fixed Income Principal Investments Group, Co-Head of Asian Distressed Debt business, Co-Head of Asian Real Estate Private Equity business, and Partner until 1996.
In 1998, he was a part of Fortress Investment Group and by 2007 he was able to become #407 on the Forbes Billionaire list.Not only is Peter Briger responsible for the leading investment group’s credit fund and real estate business, he also contributes to a number of charitable causes. Peter Briger is on the Council on Foreign Relations which helps promote a wider understanding of foreign policy issues. He is also the Silicon Valley Leadership Council for Global Fund for Children.
In addition, he helped start up The Alumni Entrepreneur’s Fund (AEF) that helps Princeton alumni entrepreneurs kick start a start-up company. Along with serving his community, the employees also receive his service as a manager. With over 2,500 employees, Fortress has seen great ratings from their workers. They love to be challenged and in return, it shows in their performance when interacting with the clients. Also, they are given many opportunities to grow and expand within the company or to be qualified for another position elsewhere.