A Peek into the Successful Career of Peter Briger, a Co-Principal at Fortress Investment Group

Peter Briger is an entrepreneurial bigwig, having worked his way to become one of the top 400 successful entrepreneurs in Forbes. Since coming into the financial market and the investment world, Pete Briger has proved himself to be a capable leader and an enthusiastic professional.Currently, he is a principal as well as the Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Fortress Investment Group, a global asset management company with virtually $41,4 billion of assets under its management. The company manages more than 1,750 companies and individual investors all over the world across the real estate and credit sectors, private equity as well as capital investment tactics.

Headquartered in New York, the company was founded in 1998 as a privately-owned private equity company. Since its founding, the asset manager has been a trendsetter; something that was mentioned when the company opens its doors to the public during its Initial Public Offer (IPO) on the New Yoke Stock Exchange. Currently, the firm has employed 900 staffs.Peter Briger sits as a principal alongside two other co-principals: Wes Eden and New York’s Randal Nardone.

Career Before Fortress Investment Group

Before becoming a member of Fortress Investment Group, Peter Briger had spent almost two decades working with Goldman, Sachs & Co. In 1996, Pete became a partner. While at Goldman Sachs, he sat in several committees. These include Global Control and Compliance Committee and the Asian Management Committee. Also, he also sat in the Japan Executive Committee. To stretch his leadership portfolio, he served various leadership roles including the Special Opportunity Fund LLC (Asia), Asian Real Estate Private Equity trade, the Asian Distress Debt sector, the Fixed Income Capital Investment Group, and the Whole Loan Sales and Trading environment.Peter Briger joined the company in 2002 and became a member of Fortress’s Management Committee.

He created and now oversees operations in the Fortress Credit division. The department employs 300 staffs and focuses on undervalued or distressed assets and illiquid credit businesses.Aside from Fortress, Mr. Briger also extends his leadership role to other organization under the financial context. For instance, he is a member of the Board of Directors of the Princeton University. He also advocates for conservancy, having supported the Central Park Conservancy among other institutions.He is a holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts and is also a Master in Business Administration from Pennsylvania State University’s Wharton School of Business.

 

The Many Jobs of Ryan Seacrest

Before he started the world’s most recognizable reality TV family and before he became the most recognizable television host in America, Ryan Seacrest was a teenager in Georgia pursuing his already well-established dream of a career in radio broadcasting. This passion would stick with Ryan long after he arrived in Los Angeles in 1993 and continues to this day, most notably in his number one radio show as well as his highly important philanthropic work with children.

After arriving in California, Ryan Seacrest began working as a television host and built a steady career and reputation in the industry. In 2002, he began hosting what would become the global phenomenon that is American Idol. At the time, Ryan didn’t know that this would be the launching pad of his enormous career in the media industry and American Idol would become a show that he would continue to be involved in over 10 years later. Although judges and networks have come and gone on American Idol, Ryan Seacrest (@ryanseacrest) became the most consistent presence on the show.

When Ryan Seacrest isn’t hosting American Idol, he also hosts his number one nationally syndicated radio show, On Air with Ryan which is broadcast from Los Angeles. He also co-hosts the hit morning talk show on ABC, Live with Kelly and Ryan which is taped in New York City.

Although all these duties keeps Ryan’s schedule jam packed, he still makes time for one of his most important projects, The Ryan Seacrest Foundation. Ryan created the foundation out of his love of radio broadcasting and his desire to help children battling illnesses. The Ryan Seacrest Foundation builds media studios within pediatric hospitals so that children who rarely get the opportunity to leave the hospital are able to have a creative outlet. So far The Ryan Seacrest Foundation has opened studios in 10 different cities across the United States with plans to keep on expanding.

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