Dr. Peter H. Diamandis is an international pioneer in the fields of innovation, incentive competitions and commercial spaceflight. In 2014 he was named one of “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” by Fortune magazine.
In the field of innovation, Diamandis is founder and executive chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation, best known for its $10 million Ansari XPRIZE for private spaceflight. 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 and their ability to transform industries and solve humanity’s grand challenges.
In the field of commercial spaceflight, Diamandis is co-founder/co-chairman of Planetary Resources, a company designing spacecraft to enable the prospecting of asteroids for precious materials. He is also the co-founder of Space Adventures and Zero-Gravity Corporation.
Diamandis is the New York Times best-selling author of Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think and Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World. He earned an undergraduate degree in molecular genetics and a graduate degree in aerospace engineering from MIT, and received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School. Diamandis’s 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.”