Peter Briger; Leading Fortress Investment Group to Successful Ventures

Peter Briger also known as Pete to his friends has had a successful career in the sector of financial services. With that said, following his past experiences, he co-founded Fortress Investment Group. As of now, he is the President and Co-Chairman of Fortress Credit Corporation. Besides, Bridger also serves in various positions in diverse organizations and institutions such as the head of credit and real estate business at Fortress Investment Group LLC. There, he has been its co-chairman of the board of directors since August 2009. He also serves as the co-chief executive officer at the firm since December 2017.


Over and above, Peter Briger is the director of Tipping Point and Princeton University Investment Company, and Hospital for Special Surgery Inc. Prior to joining Fortress, Briger spent 15 years at Goldman Sachs & Co. He became a partner in 1996. During his career at Goldman Sachs, he held different positions such as the co-head of Whole Loan Sales and Trading business, Fixed Income Principal Investments Group, Distressed Debt business and Asian Real Estate Private Equity business. In addition, Briger was an advisor to International Finance Corporation on matters related to distressed debt. He served as a member of advisory board at Linktone Ltd.


As a leader, Peter Briger has an impressive educational background. He earned his MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. from Princeton. After which he and two other Princeton ex-students went on to establish the Princeton Alumni Entrepreneurs Fund PAEF. PAEF provides alumni with the resources they need to start or further their businesses while encouraging innovation and creativity thus encouraging an entrepreneurial culture among students and ex-students.

The Observation

There is always more room for success in the world. Therefore, it is no surprise that Mr. Peter Briger made his way to the list of billionaires and ended up gaining a spot on the Forbes billionaire list. According to the list, Mr. Briger is number 962. This defines his success not only as an entrepreneur but as a successful leader in the world of financial services. As Fortress Investment Group moves under the umbrella of Softbank Group, he retains his position as a co-principal.