NBForum2016 Speaker Peter Diamandis

Peter Diamandis

  • Chairman & CEO of XPRIZE
  • Co-Founder/Co-Chairman of Planetary Resources
  • Co-Founder & Chairman of Human Longevity Inc. (HLI)
  • Co-Author of Abundance – The Future Is Better Than You Think
  • Co-Author of Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World
  • Degrees in molecular genetics and aerospace engineering

Dr. Peter Diamandis is the Chairman and CEO of XPRIZE, which leads the world in designing and launching large incentive prizes to drive radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity. Best known for the $10 million Ansari XPRIZE for private spaceflight and the $10 million Progressive Automotive XPRIZE for 100 mile-per-gallon equivalent cars, XPRIZE is now launching prizes in Exploration, Life Sciences, Energy, and Education.

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 was recently named by Fortune Magazine as one of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders.

Diamandis earned an undergraduate degree in Molecular Genetics and a graduate degree in Aerospace Engineering from the MIT, and received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School.