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Chairman & CEO, X PRIZE Foundation

Peter Diamandis: Biography at a Glance

  • International pioneer in the fields of innovation, incentive competitions and commercial space 
  • Chairman and CEO of X PRIZE Foundation, best known for its $10 million Ansari X PRIZE for private spaceflight 
  • Co-Founder and Vice-Chairman of Human Longevity Inc., a genomics and cell therapy-based diagnostic company focused on extending the healthy human lifespan 
  • Author of the New York Times best-sellers "Abundance: the Future Is Better Than You Think" and "BOLD" 
Chairman & CEO, X PRIZE Foundation

In 2014 Fortune Magazine named Peter Diamandis as one of the World's 50 Greatest Leaders.

Diamandis is the Founder & Executive Chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation, which leads the world in designing and operating large-scale incentive competitions. He is also the Co-Founder & Exec Chairman of Singularity University, a graduate-level Silicon Valley institution that counsels the world's leaders on exponentially growing technologies.

As an entrepreneur, Diamandis has started 17 companies. He is the Co-Founder and Vice-Chairman of Human Longevity Inc. (HLI), a genomics and cell therapy-based company focused on extending the healthy human lifespan, and Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of Planetary Resources, a company designing spacecraft to enable the detection and prospecting of asteroids for fuels and precious materials.

Diamandis is a New York Times Bestselling author of two books: Abundance & BOLD.  He earned degrees in Molecular Genetics and Aerospace Engineering from the MIT, and holds an M.D. from Harvard Medical School.

In Fall of 2016 the Greek Government honored Diamandis by issuing a 1.2 Euro stamp into circulation bearing his photograph.

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