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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.

“I've shared the stage with Branson and the Dalai Lama. And in my entire life, NO SPEECH has inspired me to get out and kick butt in the world like Peter did.”

Founder & CEO, MindValley

“The talk was insightful, important and inspirational. We could not have asked for a better close to our conference.”

Citi

“Peter was great! Excellent presenter and thought provoking. I am still receiving notes from attendees and it's 5 days after our conference.”

Macquarie

“Peter was superb and a pleasure on site. Thank you for the recommendation, he inspired our attendees and created the buzz we were seeking.”

Pfizer

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