ASmallWorld, the invitation-only social network for the wealthy backed by Harvey Weinstein, is hosting a private breakfast with billionaire Peter Peterson, chairman emeritus of the Blackstone Group and founder of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, on Thursday, September 17.
The social network teamed with the Argyle Executive Forum (a company that produces speaking engagements) and the network’s members will receive the discounted ticket rate of $150 from the regular-people price of $275. The location of the event is not disclosed to people who aren’t invited—which we aren’t!—though according to the Argyle Web site, those who have not been formally invited may inquire as to whether they might be allowed in. There is little information on what Mr. Peterson will speak about, but it’s safe to assume that money and the economy will be part of it.
Mr. Peterson’s most recent claim to fame has been his role as the mortified grandfather of the flamboyant NYC Prep character “PC” Peterson and the father of socialite (and The Manny author) Holly Peterson, but he has done some pretty impressive things in his life.
Before founding The Blackstone Group in 1985, he was the CEO of Lehman Brothers from 1973 to 1977 and the chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York from 2000 to 2004. During the Nixon presidency, he was named Secretary of Commerce. He also wrote books! Such as Running On Empty: How the Democratic and Republican Parties are Bankrupting Our Future and What Americans Can Do About It and Facing Up: How to Rescue the Economy from Crushing Debt and Restore the American Dream.
Also: He’s reportedly worth $2.8 billion dollars. So perhaps a breakfast with the guy could be useful right about now.