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Elizabeth Holmes


Elizabeth Anne Holmes is the founder and former CEO of Theranos, a now defunct company known for its unlikely claims to have revolutionized blood testing using surprisingly small volumes of blood such as from a fingerprick. In 2015, Forbes named Holmes the youngest and wealthiest self-made female billionaire in America on the basis of a $9 billion valuation of Theranos. By the next year, following revelations of potential fraud, Forbes revised her net worth to zero dollars, and Fortune named Holmes one of the "World's Most Disappointing Leaders".


  • Early life 

  • Theranos 

  • Promotional activities 

  • Powerful connections 

  • Recognition 

  • ''Bad Blood'': book and movie