Diamandis is the Executive Founder of Singularity University and Executive Chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation. In 2014 he was named one of "The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders" – by Fortune Magazine. Diamandis is the New York Times Bestselling author of Abundance and BOLD. He earned an undergraduate degree in Molecular Genetics and a graduate degree in Aerospace Engineering from MIT, and received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School.