Peter Briger Takes The Helm
It was announced by the Center for a New American Security this past March 31 that Peter Briger had joined the Center for a New American Security Board of Advisors. Peter is also currently the Principal and Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Fortress Investment Group, LLC. What this means is that a person of great experience has joined the Board. Briger has been a member of the Board of Directors with the Fortress company since 2006. He became a co-Chairman of the Board after only three years in 2009. All in all, he has been with Fortress since 2002.
After coming into the company, he quickly became a member of the Management Committee. Before joining Fortress, Briger was an esteemed member of Goldman-Sachs, where he was a partner. In 2008, Peter Briger, as head of the Credit Division of Fortress Investment Group, made the Forbes List of Billionaires at #962. At that time, he was worth an estimated $1.2 billion. He is known for being quite generous with the money he has earned as well. He has undertaken philanthropic endeavors concerning the upkeep of Central Park in New York City, working with disadvantaged youth, and trying to alleviate poverty.
In fact, one of the main focuses that his department has within the Fortress company is helping third world nations raise enough capital to better their infrastructure. This is a hugely important mission in the economic climate of today. One thing that can be said for Peter Briger is that he is not one to rest on his laurels. He has a mission in life and that mission seems to be getting to the top of any business he happens to partake in. With his past history of success, it is very hard to doubt his future.