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
- Good News About the COVID-19 Pandemicviews: 1286
Peter Diamandis: How about some good news for a change? There have been A LOT of facts going around regarding COVID-19, and a flurry of “positive news” items to lift our spirits. Here are a number of major victories from [...]
- Tech Must Help Restore Earth’s Biodiversity. These 5 Solutions Are a Startviews: 230
by Peter H. Diamandis, MD: The combination of climate change, deforestation, pollution, over fishing, and more have produced a biodiversity crisis… On a bad day, 200 species go extinct. If we project current rates, by century’s end, 50 percent of all large [...]
- Clean Water Should Be a Right, Not a Privilege. These Entrepreneurs Are Working to Make It Soviews: 394
by Peter H. Diamandis, MD: Today, 785 million people lack access to clean drinking water. Waterborne diseases are the number one killer on Earth…aw claiming 3.4 million lives a year, most of them children. And by 2025, according to the UN, half the globe will be [...]
- How Advertising Will Get Way More Personal—And Then Vanish Completelyviews: 235
by Peter H. Diamandis, MD: Today, less than two decades after the arrival of the internet, Google and Facebook together command more advertising dollars than all print media on the planet… In 2017, Google’s ad campaign revenue totaled over $95 billion, while Facebook’s reached [...]
- 20 Technology Metatrends That Will Define The Next Decadeviews: 467
by Peter H. Diamandis, MD: In the decade ahead, waves of exponential technological advancements are stacking atop one another… eclipsing decades of breakthroughs in scale and impact. Emerging from these waves are 20 “metatrends” likely to revolutionize entire industries (old and new), [...]