Combining business acumen and philanthropy has always been a goal Peter Briger has held close to him. He has in recent years been able to achieve this as he continues to grow both. He is today a member of various boards some as a business advisor while others are purely for his philanthropic causes. This includes the Silicon Valley Leadership Council for the Global Fund for Children and the Council on Foreign Relations an initiative geared towards a better understanding on what foreign relations entail among citizens and elected leaders. His contribution to these groups are essential as he already has a lot of experience working on the global stage, including the various committees he worked with and for during his time at Goldman Sachs this include the Global Control and Compliance Committee and Asian Management Committee. These Committees exposed Peter Briger to the way business is conducted in other areas of the world and he is thus quite an authority in the area.
He holds an MBA from the Wharton school of business which compliments his understanding of anything business. He did his undergraduate at Princeton, where he remains a very proud and active alumnus to this day. He was in fact very instrumental in the formation of the Alumni Entrepreneurs Fund (AEF) a fund geared towards helping upcoming entrepreneurs achieve success. Princeton was determined in growing its entrepreneurial badge and as such reached out to some of its most successful alumni. Peter Briger a firm believer in entrepreneurship was quick to jump on board contributing both time and money to the AEF. The fund offers approximately a hundred thousand US dollars to every approved proposal to help it grow.
The initiators are also guided by accomplished entrepreneurs who continuously over invaluable advice at all points. Today Peter Bridger is the Co-Chairman, Co-CEO, principal, and president of the Fortress investment group. This is no mean achievement having joined the group in 2002 from Goldman Sachs. He has been able to see the group grow to a 65-billion-dollar group with interests in almost all areas around the world. Today it’s listed on the stock exchange and continues to grow its presence in all the emerging areas as it looks to grow its investment portfolio. Peter Briger believes that he can juggle all these responsibilities and even take on more in the future as his experience as a leader grows too. He is also listed as one of the most influential business leaders in the country.