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
- 20 Technology Metatrends That Will Define The Next Decadeviews: 14
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), [...]
- After AI, Fashion And Shopping Will Never Be the Sameviews: 466
by Peter H. Diamandis, MD: AI and broadband are eating retail for breakfast… In the first half of 2019, we’ve seen 19 retailer bankruptcies. And the retail apocalypse is only accelerating. What’s coming next is astounding. Why drive when you can speak? [...]
- 2 Connections That Will Unleash A Flood Of Human Capitalviews: 285
by Peter H. Diamandis: We are about to massively increase the amount of human genius on Earth in two distinct ways… First, by identifying and connecting those geniuses that already exist, but lack access to the right tools (i.e. they are off [...]
- Flying Cars, Aerial Ridesharing, And The Not-Too-Distant Future Of Transportviews: 344
by Peter H. Diamandis: In 2018, for the sixth straight year, Los Angeles earned the dubious honor of being the most gridlocked metropolis in the world… where the average driver spends 2.5 working weeks per year trapped in traffic. And countless cities are close behind. For [...]
- 3D Printing Everything: Ultra-Cheap, Zero-Waste Products Are Comingviews: 256
by Peter H. Diamandis, MD: 3D printing is about to transform manufacturing as we know it, decimating waste… multiplying speed to market, and harnessing never-before-used materials. Additive manufacturing products and services are projected to more than double by 2024, just five years [...]