Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Peter H. Diamandis
Born: May 20, 1961, in The Bronx, New York, New York, USA
- American engineer, physician, author and Intel entrepreneur.
- Founder and chairman of the X PRIZE Foundation (a non-profit organization that designs and manages public competitions intended to encourage technological development).
- Co-founder and chairman of Singularity University (a benefit corporation learning institution).
- Former CEO and co-founder of the Zero-Gravity Corporation (a company offering weightless flights).
- Co-founder and vice chairman of Space Adventures Ltd (a USA-based space tourism company).
- The Rocket Company (2013).
- Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think (2012).
Honors and awards
- Economist "No Boundaries" Innovator of the Year (2010).
- Arthur C. Clarke Award for InnovationArthur C. Clarke Award for Innovation (2007).
- Robert & Virginia Heinlein Prize, for Advances in Space Commercialization (2006).
- Neil Armstrong Award for Aerospace Achievement and Leadership (2006).
- Wired RAVE Award (2006).
- Lindbergh Award (2006).
"Every generation feels it has the problems that will destroy it. That's because we can perceive them a long time before we have the ability to fix them."