Los Angeles, California
Chairman & CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation
When I think about creating abundance, it’s not about creating a life of luxury for everybody on this planet; it’s about creating a life of possibility. It is about taking that which was scarce and making it abundant.
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Peter H. Diamandis
Dr. Peter H. Diamandis is an international pioneer in the fields of innovation, incentive competitions and commercial space.
In the field of Innovation, Diamandis is Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, best known for its $10 million Ansari X PRIZE for private spaceflight. Today the X PRIZE leads the world in designing and operating large-scale global competitions to solve market failures.
Diamandis is also the Co-Founder and Vice-Chairman of Human Longevity Inc. (HLI), a genomics and cell therapy-based diagnostic and therapeutic company focused on extending the healthy human lifespan. He is also the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Singularity University, a graduate-level Silicon Valley institution that studies exponentially growing technologies, their ability to transform industries and solve humanity’s grand challenges.
In the field of commercial space, Diamandis is Co-Founder/Co-Chairman of Planetary Resources, a company designing spacecraft to enable the detection and mining of asteroid for precious materials. He is the also Co-Founder and Vice Chairman of Space Adventures, the only company to have brokered the launches of private citizens to the International Space Station, and co-Founder, past-CEO of Zero Gravity Corporation providing weightless parabolic flights.
Diamandis is the New York Times Bestselling author of Abundance – The Future Is Better Than You Think. Abundance was #1 on Amazon and #2 on New York Times.
He earned an undergraduate degree in Molecular Genetics and a graduate degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School.
He has won multiple awards, including the first Heinlein Laureate, the 2010 Economist “No Boundaries” Innovator of the Year Award, the 2007 Arthur C. Clarke Award, the 2006 Lindbergh Award, the 2006 Neil Armstrong Award and first place in the Estes rocket design contest when he was an 8th grader.
Diamandis’ mission is to open the space frontier for humanity. His personal motto is: “The best way to predict the future is to create it yourself.”
Articles and Videos
- These 4 Tech Trends Are Driving Us Toward Food Abundanceviews: 205
by Peter Diamandis: From a first-principles perspective, the task of feeding eight billion people boils down to converting energy from the sun into chemical energy in our bodies… Traditionally, solar energy is converted by photosynthesis into carbohydrates in plants (i.e., biomass), [...]
- 3 Major Shifts Are About to Transform Manufacturing as We Know It - Peter H. Diamandisviews: 591
by Peter H. Diamandis: We are on the verge of transforming one of society’s most fundamental building blocks: manufacturing… As new technologies enable manufacturers to customize everything, these same agents are quickly turning consumers into inventors. Following the agricultural revolution some 5,000 years ago, humanity made [...]
- Celularity - Revolutionizing Cellular Medicineviews: 1103
ny Peter Diamandis: The field of stem cells (Cellular Medicine) is poised to revolutionize medicine, augmenting our longevity and immunity… This week I joined with an incredible biotech rockstar, Bob Hariri, M.D., Ph.D, to announce a new company called Celularity. Celularity is [...]
- Elon Musk Is What Happens When These Three Traits Get Together in One Humanviews: 504
by Peter Diamantis: I did an interview recently where I was asked to deconstruct Elon Musk’s entrepreneurial success…. In this post, I’ll sh Diamantis: I did an interview recently where I was asked to deconstruct Elon Musk’s entrepreneurial success… are what [...]
- 10 Tech Trends That Made the World Better In 2016views: 477
by Peter Diamandis: 2016 was an incredible year for technology, and for humanity… Despite all the negative political-related news, there were 10 tech trends this year that positively transformed humanity. For this “2017 Kick-Off” post, I reviewed 52 weeks of science and [...]