Peter Diamandis in Brief
Peter Diamandis is a top innovation keynote speaker, futurist, Co-Founder of Celularity, Chairman/CEO of the XPRIZE Foundation, and a New York Times bestselling author. Celularity is the only organization in the nation performing cutting-edge stem cell research focused on improving human immunity, longevity, and regeneration. As founder and chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation, he leads the world in designing and operating large-scale incentive competitions; and as Co-Founder & Exec Chairman of Singularity University, he helps counsel the world’s leaders on exponentially growing technologies. He has authored two New York Times bestselling books: Abundance and BOLD. In 2014, Fortune Magazine named Peter as one of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders.
Why Peter Diamandis?
Peter Diamandis is the Bono of the science world. He’s working on projects like you would only see in that Armageddon movie and is the world’s biggest name in the incentivized innovation space. As Peter says, ‘Artificial intelligence will affect every industry THIS decade’ and our favorite thing about him is that he paints a very positive picture of the future of our world. How refreshing!
Dr. Peter H. Diamandis is an international pioneer in the fields of innovation, incentive competitions and commercial space. 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, 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 prospecting of asteroid for precious materials. He is also the Co-Founder of Space Adventures and Zero-Gravity Corporation.
Diamandis is the New York Times Bestselling author of Abundance – The Future Is Better Than You Think and BOLD – How to go Big, Create Wealth & 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’ 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.”
In 2016, the Greek Government honored him by issuing a 1.2 Euro stamp into circulation. Also in 2016, the book How to Make a Spaceship – A Band of Renegades, an Epic Race, and the Birth of Private Spaceflight, Peter’s biography and the story of the XPRIZE was written by Julian Guthrie with a Foreword by Richard Branson and an Afterword by Prof. Stephen Hawking.
His most recent innovative venture was Co-Founding Celularity, a cutting-edge stem cell research biotechnology company focused on improving human longevity, immunity, and regeneration. The company owns LifeBank USA the only donation center for human placentas, giving them a monopoly in their field of research.