Peter Briger Is The Man

Some people mean more to the various organizations they serve than other people do. For example, Bill Gates means at least a tiny bit more to Microsoft than any other employee who has ever worked for the ranks of Microsoft; Tom Kenny, the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants, Nickelodeon’s best show ever, has probably done more for Nickelodeon’s parent company Viacom than most other employees across board; lastly, Jeff Bezos has done more for Amazon than any employee to ever work for the company outside of himself, just like what’s mentioned about Bill Gates above. Peter Briger means far more to the hopes of Fortress Investment Group’s success than either of the alternative investment management firm’s two other partners – Wesley “Wes” Edens and Randal Nardone.

Who is Peter Briger?

Mr. Peter “Pete” Lionel Briger Jr. went to Princeton University – he graduated there in 1986 – to net a Bachelor of Arts degree; immediately after he accomplished this, he went to the Wharton School of Business at the one and only University of Pennsylvania.

Briger has been with Fortress for over 15 years.

What does Peter Briger do outside of work?

Mr. Briger went to two Ivy League schools, something he’s very proud of, one of which is Princeton University. Three years ago, for example, Peter Briger – he graduated from the college in 1986 – was one-third of a group that put forth enough money to form a pilot funding program.

That pilot funding program’s purpose was to bring the best talent in the Ivy League – at least the best talent that was enrolled at the world-class, prestigious Princeton University – and match those people and their potential new businesses up with sufficient funding to do whatever they needed to do.

The Alumni Entrepreneurs Fund, as it was called – it was typically shortened to the initialism AEF – worked closely with the bright minds that were a part of the Princeton Entrepreneurship Advisory Committee to bring the then-recent graduates of the ever-prestigious Ivy League school Entrepreneurship the Princeton Way.