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Mike Novogratz, the Principal and Director of Fortress Investment Group has a lot of money. This guy's net worth is in the billions, that's with a b. But Novogratz has remained close to the sport he loves.
As a state high school runner-up in Virginia, he went on to Princeton and eventually found his way into the starting lineup for the Tiger wrestling squad. But Novogratz would take his tenacity he learned from wrestling to Wall Street where he would eventually land at one of the top hedge funds in the country.
A fixture on business-related television networks, Novogratz rolls with the bears and the bulls, but he's still a Tiger wrestler.
Novogratz sits as the Chairman of the Board for Beat The Streets New York and has been instrumental in building up the annual BTS Gala events into wrestling spectacles, drawing national attention in busy Manhattan.
Novogratz talks about the genesis of the Beat The Streets event, his role as Team Leader for the U.S. Freestyle team from 2008-2012 and what he loves the most about wrestling and wrestling people.
It's all in Episode 61 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast.
The Short Time Wrestling Podcast is presented by FlipsWrestling.