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
- Why the World Is (Still) Better Than You Think—New Evidence For Abundanceviews: 343
by Peter Diamandis: Your mindset matters — now more than ever… We are in the midst of a drug epidemic. The drug? Negative news. The drug pushers? The media. As I wrote in Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think, we pay 10x more [...]
- Reinventing Our Kids Education By Peter Diamandisviews: 1977
by Peter Diamandis: This week, Bill Gates announced his plan to invest almost $1.7 billion into reforming U.S. public education over the next five years… Of that sum, he allocated 25 percent to “big bets — innovations with the potential [...]
- Ray Kurzweil + Disruptive Technologies And Dangerous Ideas Unlistedviews: 375
by Ray Kurzweil and Peter H. Diamandis: Singularity University co-founder, Google AI Director and noted futurist Ray Kurzweil joined Peter for a 90-minute Ask Me Anything, all aimed at providing you an unfair advantage for your business… Source: AWAKEN
- 3 Amazing Longevity Companies - Peter Diamandisviews: 428
by Peter Diamandis: Age is the single leading risk factor for virtually every significant disease including cancer, cardiovascular, respiratory, neurological and other degenerative diseases… But what if you could add 30+ healthy years to your lifespan? Imagine having the cognition, esthetics and [...]
- Peter Diamandis: How To Find The Mindset And Energy To Go Bigviews: 491
by Peter Diamandis: In a recent interview at Singularity University’s Global Summit in San Francisco… Peter Diamandis said he’s at his best whenever he taps into his passion and lets it shine through. “Anything I do has got to be truly from [...]