Dmitry Kaminskiy's $1 Million 123-Years Prize
Dmitry Kaminsky's 123 Years Prize was established in 2015 to award $1 Million to the first person to reach their 123rd birthday.
The current record for the longest human lifespan is held by Jeanne Louise Calment, who died in 1997 at 122 years, 164 days old. As a prominent Longevity investor, entrepreneur and thought leader, Kaminsky established the prize as a personal commitment to award $1 Million to the first person capable of beating the current human lifespan recordholder in order to encourage people to strive towards leading healthier, more active and more fulfilled lives.
Kaminskiy is confident that the technologies to extend healthspan (the period of life free from age-related diseases) to the point of achieving Longevity Escape Velocity (a period where the years added to lifespan via technological and therapeutic intervention exceed the time it would take for those added years to be overtaken by chronological time) already exist today, and that initiating a $1 Million prize to the first person to put that theory into practice will encourage the public to take full advantage of the Practical Longevity technologies at their disposal, while also encouraging a shift among entrepreneurs, investors and governments to more actively work towards the realization and extension of the most precious asset imaginable: Healthy Human Life.
"Venture capitalist Dmitry Kaminskiy thinks he has what it takes to lengthen people's life spans: a million-dollar prize, which he will award to the first person to beat the current longevity record and reach his or her 123rd birthday. Why longevity? Why not something toward which competitors can more consciously work? Kaminskiy claims it's because aging is the biggest long-term problem humans face today, and the one with the least predictable consequences. 'I realized that investing in aging research will have the highest impact on global peace, sustainability and economic growth.', he explained. "
- Sarah Hedgecock, Forbes