Thursday, May 26

6 billionaires who want to live forever


 

 

Silicon Valley’s most successful and wealthy leaders are investing in biomedical research. A growing number of tech moguls are trying to solve their biggest problem yet: ageing.

From reprogramming DNA to printing organs, some of Silicon Valley’s most successful and wealthy leaders are investing in biomedical research and new technologies with hopes of discovering the secret to living longer.

And their investments are beginning to move the needle, said Zoltan Istvan, futurist and transhumanist presidential candidate.

“I think a lot of the most important work in longevity is coming from a handful of the bil-lionaires,” Istvan told Tech Insider. “There are approximately six or seven billionaires that are very interested in life extension and they are putting in $40, $50, $100 million out there every year or every few years into this stuff. It makes a big difference when you have these legendary figures saying ‘Hey, we can do this.’”

Here’s some of those billionaires investing in the anti-aging and longevity research and de-velopment.