ABC Finance digs into some of the strangest and most extravagant approaches billionaires have turned to in their quest for immortality.
“Young Blood” Transfusions
While this may seem like something straight out of a sci-fi blockbuster, there are companies out there conducting trials into the effects of transfusing blood from young, healthy people (specifically those between ages 16 and 25) into those who feel that they’re getting on in years. That’s not to say it’s restricted to the elderly – anyone aged 35 and up is viable for this service.
Billionaire PayPal co-founder turned venture capitalist Peter Thiel has made headlines over the past few years for his rumoured interest in this process, specifically related to a start-up company called Ambrosia. This isn’t new ground for Thiel who has made investments in several medical research start-ups looking at ways to extend life via his Breakout Labs fund.
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