Elizabeth Holmes or Elizabeth Anne Holmes is better known as a former American businesswoman and a founder and CEO of Theranos, an inoperative health technology company. Holmes’ company was valued at $9 billion. This is the reason why she featured in Forbes 2015 list of the youngest and wealthiest self-made female billionaires in America. However, the next year her company was exposed, and its claims were all declared fraudulent. This made Forbes revisit their listicle and dragged down the published estimate of Holmes’ net worth to zero. The magazine had also infamously named her as one of the “World’s Most Disappointing Leaders”.
Theranos claimed that the healthcare technology company has revolutionized blood testing technology with state-of-the-art systems and detection methods that could also conduct blood tests with the help of surprisingly small volumes of blood such as from the finger pricks. However, it turned out to be false. Holmes is currently facing trials along with the former Theranos Chief Operating Officer (COO) Ramesh Balwani where if she is convicted Holmes might face up to 20 years of imprisonment in federal prison.
Elizabeth Holmes Wiki/Biography
Elizabeth was born on February 03, 1984, and is now 37 years old, as of September 2021. Elizabeth Holmes was born in Washington D.C.
She studied at the St. John’s School in Houston. After completing her schooling Holmes went to attend Stanford with Chemical Engineering as her subject. She also learned Mandarin Chinese via home tutoring sessions arranged by her parents.
Furthermore, Holmes also attended Stanford University’s summer Mandarin program. However, she dropped out of her college in order to start her own healthcare company. As part of the seed funding for her company, she used her own tuition money that she used to get to continue with her college education.