Peter Joseph was born in North Carolina to a middle class family. The son of a mailman and a social worker, he began his creative interests with music at a young age. Later, seeking a career in percussion, he moved to New York initially to attend a Conservatory, only to drop out after an inability to afford the tuition. Currently he lives and works in New York City and focuses on media related fields, including music composition, editing, post-production and other A/V related. He is also a former private equity trader, which he often comments upon as being his "introduction to the wasteful, destructive system known as Wall Street".
After the release of Zeitgeist: Addendum, he founded "The Zeitgeist Movement", [ www.thezeitgeistmovement.com ] which is a social sustainability organization with members now in nearly every country. His work with The Movement is now a large part of his daily activities - giving lectures and helping to produce relevant media/materials to spread the interest for a new social system- called a Resource-Based Economy.