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
- 3 Min Summary Of CES 2017views: 123
by Peter Diamandis: I just returned from Las Vegas, after walking 20,000 steps on the floor of the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES)… It’s huge. For reference, CES showcases 2.47 million square feet of exhibit space, hosts 180,000 visitors, and [...]
- Reinventing How We Teach Our Kidsviews: 502
by Peter Diamandis: Here in L.A., it’s kind of insane that a great kindergarten requires a competitive application and tuitions that exceed most colleges… I started asking myself, given the fact that most elementary schools haven’t changed in decades (maybe [...]
- Exponential Growth Will Transform Humanity in the Next 30 Yearsviews: 475
by Peter Diamandis: As we close out 2016, if you’ll allow me, I’d like to take a risk and venture into a topic I’m personally compelled to think about … a topic that will seem far out to most readers. [...]
- Peter Diamandis: The Next Sexual Evolutionviews: 496
by Peter Diamandis: Sex is one of the most powerful, fundamental human drives… It’s caused wars… built and destroyed kingdoms. It occupies a significant percentage of most people’s thoughts. As such, it’s worth a conversation about how exponential technologies [...]
- Abundance Insider: September 2 Editionviews: 528
by Peter Diamandis: In this week’s Abundance Insider: Self-driving Singapore taxis, a solution to Wi-Fi spectrum crunch, and autonomous soft robots without electronics… World’s First Self-Driving Taxis Debut in Singapore What it is: Singapore officially hosted the first self-driving small-scale taxi fleet [...]