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
- The Next Space Race: Bezos vs. Muskviews: 258
by Peter H. Diamandis, MD: We are witnessing the next great space race. But this time, it’s not the US vs. USSR. This race is between Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos… The aerospace industry has always been driven by competition. In 1927, Charles Lindberg competed [...]
- Extending Human Longevity With Regenerative Medicineviews: 667
by Peter H. Diamandis, MD: Lizards can regrow entire limbs… Flatworms, starfish, and sea cucumbers regrow entire bodies. Sharks constantly replace lost teeth, often growing over 20,000 teeth throughout their lifetimes. How can we translate these near-superpowers to humans? The answer: through [...]
- How Tech Will Let You Learn Anything, Anytime, At Any Ageviews: 470
by Peter H. Diamandis, MD: Today, over 77 percent of Americans own a smartphone with access to the world’s information and near-limitless learning resources… Yet nearly 36 million adults in the US are constrained by low literacy skills, excluding them from professional opportunities, [...]
- How Genome Sequencing And Senolytics Can Help Us Live Healthier, Longerviews: 539
by Peter H. Diamandis, MD: The causes of aging are extremely complex and unclear… With the dramatic demonetization of genome reading and editing over the past decade, and Big Pharma, startups, and the FDA starting to face aging as a disease, we [...]
- The Next Data-Driven Healthtech Revolutionviews: 587
by Peter H. Diamandis, MD: Increasing your healthspan (i.e. making 100 years old the new 60) will depend to a large degree on artificial intelligence… And, as we saw in last week’s blog, healthcare AI systems are extremely data-hungry. Fortunately, a slew of new [...]