With his popular 2016 US Presidential run as a science candidate, bestselling book The Transhumanist Wager, and
speeches at institutions like the World Bank and World Economic Forum, Zoltan Istvan has spearheaded the effort to
transform transhumanism into a thriving worldwide phenomenon. He is often cited as the
global leader of the radical
science movement. A humanitarian activist and former journalist for National Geographic, Zoltan has been compared in
major media to a young Al Gore and described as a modern-day Ayn Rand.

Born in California, Zoltan is an Ivy-league educated man yearning to use science, technology, and reason to
dramatically remake humanity. Over the last few years, Zoltan has consulted for the US Navy and the Government of
Dubai as a futurist, interviewed to be Libertarian Gary Johnson’s Vice President, appeared on the Joe Rogan
Experience (and dozens of other shows), and gave many speeches, including at Microsoft, the Global Leaders Forum,
Congreso Futuro, and the
Financial Times Camp Alphaville (opening Keynote). Zoltan was the only presidential
candidate to be interviewed by underground mega-group Anonymous. His award-winning 2013 novel
Transhumanist Wager
was a #1 bestseller in Philosophy and also a top 5 Amazon book. It’s been compared in reviews
to Ayn Rand’s work over 1000 times. It’s being taught in various colleges and high schools around the world as a
warning and inspiration about the future. Coming out in 2019 is a feature documentary four years in the making called
Immortality or Bust, which covers his historic bus tour across America on the Immortality Bus. Zoltan is the founder of the
Transhumanist Party, the author the Transhumanist Bill of Rights, and a frequently interviewed expert on AI and genetic
editing. Before becoming a futurist, he was a journalist for the National Geographic Channel (often an on-camera
reporter) and
The New York Times Syndicate. Zoltan has traveled to over 100 countries, and has a degree in
Philosophy and Religion from Columbia University. He frequently writes articles for
The New York Times, Newsweek,
Vice, Wired, HuffPost, TechCrunch
, and other major media. He was an endorsed libertarian candidate for California
Governor 2018 before being knocked out of the race in the June 5, 2018 statewide primaries.

More about Zoltan Istvan:

Zoltan is a successful entrepreneur, with
The New Yorker and The Atlantic citing he made his wealth in real estate.
Zoltan is married to a medical doctor, and they have two daughters. Zoltan’s feature warzone documentary,
Pawns of
Paradise, on the Kashmir conflict between India and Pakistan, won two documentary awards and played in film festivals
around the world. Zoltan was a Communications Director at WildAid, a major nonprofit wildlife organization that aims to
stop wildlife poaching and protect endangered species. As an athlete, Zoltan was a national champion water polo player
and is credited with inventing the extreme sport of Volcano Boarding, which debuted on the
National Geographic
Channel in 2002 and is practiced around the world today. Zoltan plays the guitar and piano, and owns vineyard
properties in Mendoza, Argentina and Napa Valley, California.

Zoltan frequently speaks all over the world, as well as joins forums, debates and hosts events. Contact him with
inquiries. If you're a journalist and need immediate information or a quote, text or email him. He responds quickly.


Zoltan Istvan

35 Miller Ave., #102
Mill Valley, CA  94941 US
Zoltan speaking at Global Leaders Forum
Zoltan speaking at AWE Convention
Creator: Transhumanist Bill of Rights, Immortality Bus & Volcano Boarding  /  
Founder: Transhumanist Party  /  Author: The Transhumanist Wager & Upgrading America