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Peter G. Peterson (born June 5, 1926) is an American businessman, investment banker, fiscal conservative, author, and politician whose most prominent political position was as United States Secretary of Commerce from February 29, 1972 to February 1, 1973 serving under Richard Nixon. He is most well known currently as founder and principal funder of The Peter G. Peterson Foundation, which he established in 2008 with a $1 billion endowment. The group focuses on raising public awareness about U.S. fiscal-Sustainability issues related to federal deficits, entitlement programs, and tax policies.


He founded the Blackstone Group, which went public in 2007.


Before serving in the White House, Peterson was Chairman and CEO of Bell & Howell, from 1963 to 1971. From 1973 to 1984 he was Chairman and CEO of Lehman Brothers. In 1985 he co-founded the private equity firm, the Blackstone Group. Peterson was Chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations until retiring in 2007, after being named chairman emeritus. In 2008, Peterson was ranked 149th on the "Forbes 400 Richest Americans" with a net worth of $2.8 billion.


Peterson has been named the most influential billionaire in U.S. politics.

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The People's Budget outlines a progressive vision for America that puts economic and political power in the hands of working families - not billionaires and profitable corporations. The CPC's budget invests in our nation's crumbling infrastructure in a ...
Mr. Monopoly, that mustachioed fat cat with the Taftian profile, was about as close as most Americans got to a New York City billionaire until candidate Donald Trump started flying his jet to their cities and villages last year. Now they are ...
... Trump's policies. Significantly, Mulroney is a board director of Blackstone Group, the US private investment company founded by CEO Stephen Schwartzman and Peter Peterson, former commerce Secretary to President Richard Nixon. ... And he's a mega ...
/UCW/ Stephen Schwarzman is co-founder and CEO of Blackstone Group, The son of a dry goods store owner, Stephen Schwarzman rose through the ranks at investment bank Lehman Brothers, then struck out on his own with fellow billionaire Peter Peterson ...
Schwarzman founded the company with business partner Peter Peterson in 1985 after leaving Lehman Brothers. In 2007, Schwarzman's 23 percent stake in the business was worth an estimated $7.7 billion.
A graduate of Yale University and Harvard Business school, Schwarzman rose through the ranks at Lehman Brothers before making it on his own with Blackstone alongside Peter Peterson. (The Blackstone name derives from their own - "Schwarz" means ...
Schwarzman is worth upwards of $10 billion, derived from a Wall Street career that included becoming a partner at Lehman Brothers at age 31, then leaving with his boss Peter Peterson to found Blackstone Group in 1985, which specialized in mergers and ...
Schwarzman is worth upwards of $10 billion, derived from a Wall Street career that included becoming a partner at Lehman Brothers at age 31, then leaving with his boss Peter Peterson to found Blackstone Group in 1985, which specialized in mergers and ...
In The Virgin Way, the billionaire founder of Virgin Group offers lessons on management and entrepreneurialism, including the importance of listening to others and hiring the right people.
Federal deficit hawks in Congress, driven by ideology and the campaign donations of, for lack of a better term, millionaires and billionaires, held yet another hearing last week about the national debt - but U.S. lawmakers continue to ignore the debt ...
Most of us feel deeply about our right to free speech. It is a right we are born with, one the government cannot take away. But it took an-out-of-control Supreme Court in the Citizens United case to decide that the right to free speech not only applies ...
Unfortunately, even if Citizens United is overturned, which it should be, restricting corporate speech will not do much to redress the incredible imbalance in our political system, where billionaires' views matter way more than those of everyone else ...
Unfortunately, even if Citizens United is overturned, which it should be, restricting corporate speech will not do much to redress the incredible imbalance in our political system, where billionaires' views matter way more than those of everyone else ...
As the debate continues to rage over the value of a college education amid a tough employment market and skyrocketing tuition rates, Americans may be misunderstanding one huge fact.
The clique of groups funded by hedge fund billionaire Peter Peterson responded to the new projections like a shot of adrenaline.
The clique of groups funded by hedge fund billionaire Peter Peterson responded to the new projections like a shot of adrenaline.
The clique of groups funded by hedge fund billionaire Peter Peterson responded to the new projections like a shot of adrenaline to the heart.
billionaire Warren Buffett, the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, is the most powerful person in finance in the world. Business Insider ... Buffett is a friend of Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates, whom he collaborated with on the Giving Pledge, a promise for ...
Former investment banker Peter Peterson donated $1 billion to a foundation bearing his name in 2008. ... Foremost, there is applause for the new wave of philanthropists - led over the past five years by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, and subsequently ...
Zuckerberg, who is worth roughly $47 billion, is one of 138 billionaires - in the world of technology and beyond - who have pledged to make their money work harder, and put it toward solving major problems by giving away at least half of their wealth.
__ Former investment banker Peter Peterson donated US$1 billion to a foundation bearing his name in 2008. __ Ralph Wilson Jr.
Because a gaggle of influential billionaires (think Peter Peterson and his antideficit crusade) have convinced us we don't have the money to build the public facilities that enable private business and individual citizens to prosper - just so they can ...
Between political leaders, billionaires, CEOs, and entertainers, the world's top superpower is chock-full of people who possess the potent combination of money and influence that enables them to help shape the world.


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