Peter George Peterson is a prominent American businessman born on the 5th of June 1926 to Greek immigrant parents in Kearney, Nebraska. Peter Peterson used to serve as the chief executive officer and chairman of Bell & Howell from 1963 to 1971. A few years later, Peter Peterson became the chief executive officer and chairman of the financial services firm, Lehman Brothers as well as of the Lehman Brothers, Kuhn, Loeb Inc. He also served as the Council of Foreign Relations chairman until he retired after receiving his title as chairman emeritus on June 30, 2007. Following his retirement, Peter Peterson became a cofounder of the Blackstone Group, an alternative asset management and financial services company. He was also a cofounder of the Concord Coalition, as well as the founding chairman of the Peterson Institute for International Economics.

Peter George Peterson is a prominent American businessman born on the 5th of June 1926 to Greek immigrant parents in Kearney, Nebraska.

For 2008, Peter Peterson’s net worth of $2.8 billion earned him the 149th spot in Forbes’ 400 Richest Americans.

Peter Peterson is a cofounder of the Blackstone Group.

Apart from being just a plain American businessman, Peter Peterson is also known as a philanthropist. –

As a politician, Peter Peterson’s most prominent position was as the United States’ Secretary of Commerce under the administration of Richard Nixon. He held that position for a year from February 29, 1972 to February 1, 1973.

Peter Peterson was the former chairman and chief executive officer of Lehman Brothers. –

Peter Peterson established the Peter G. Peterson Foundation with a $1 billion endowment in 2008.

As an author, Peter Peterson has produced a number of written works. He is the author of numerous books including Gray Dawn: How the Coming of Age Wave Will Transform America – and the World, Will America Grow Up Before It Grows Old?, Facing Up: How to Rescue the Economy from Crushing Debt and Restore the American Dream, and more.

Peter Peterson is the founding chairman of the Peterson Institute for International Economics.

Peter George Peterson is currently married to one of the founders of Sesame Street, Joan Ganz Cooney.