People

Peter Diamandis

Peter Diamandis

Formal First Name
Peter
Dates
5/20/1961 - present

Dr. Peter Diamandis is a renowned physician, engineer, and entrepreneur who has started more than 20 companies in the areas of longevity, space, venture capital, and education. He has proven to be a beacon for bold entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and technologists navigating exponential times and working on their next major breakthrough. Dr. Diamandis is also a recognized expert in the field of innovation, incentive competitions, and commercial space. He is arguably the world's greatest non-governmental expert on spaceflight.

CAREER BEFORE SPACE EXPLORATION

  • Before the X Prize, Dr. Diamandis ran a company that studied low-cost launching technologies.
  • He also managed Zero-G which offers the public the chance to train like an astronaut and experience weightlessness.
  • Though the X Prize's first $10 million went to a space-themed challenge, his present goal is to extend the prize into healthcare, social policy, education, and many other fields that could use a dose of competitive innovation.


AREAS OF INTEREST

  • Longevity
  • Inspiring and guiding entrepreneurs to think exponentially and solve global grand challenges
  • Opening the commercial space frontier, specifically through property and resource rights in space


COMPANIES

  • Executive Founder of Singularity University
  • Founder and Executive Chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation
  • Founder of International MicroSpace
  • Founder of Rocket Racing
  • Founder of Constellation Communications Incorporated
  • Chairman and CEO of Ansari X Prize Foundation
  • Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of Planetary Resources
  • Co-Founder and Vice-Chairman of Celularity
  • Co-Founder and Vice-Chairman of Human Longevity
  • Co-Founder and Vice-Chairman of Space Adventures
  • Co-Founder of BOLD Capital Partners
  • Co-Founder of Space Adventures
  • Co-Founder of Zero-Gravity Corporation
  • Co-Founder of HeroX, PBC
  • Co-Founder of Starport.org
  • Co-Founder of the International Space University
  • Co-Founder of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space


AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

  • Dr. Diamandis has received more than 20 major awards, including:
    • 2014 Fortune’s World’s 50 Greatest Leaders
    • 2010 Economist “No Boundaries” Innovator of the Year Award
    • 2007 Arthur C. Clarke Award
    • 2006 Lindbergh Award
    • 2006 Neil Armstrong Award
    • First Heinlein Laureate
  • In 2016, the Greek government honored him with a 1.20-euro stamp bearing his photograph.
  • In the 8th grade, he took first place in the Estes rocket design contest.


MEDIA AND OTHER APPEARANCES

  • Dr. Diamandis has presented at the 2020 Mauldin Strategic Economics Conference.
  • He has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.


NOTES

  • Dr. Diamandis predicts that every person on Earth will have high-speed Internet by 2024.
  • His favorite saying is “the best way to predict the future is to create it yourself.”