Elizabeth Holmes

About Elizabeth Holmes

Who is it?: Founder-CEO, TheranosFounder-CEO, Theranos
Birth Day: February 03, 1984
Birth Place: United States
Residence: Palo Alto, California, US
Alma mater: Stanford University (withdrew)
Occupation: Health-technology entrepreneur
Years active: 2003–present
Known for: Founder of Theranos
Title: Founder and CEO, Theranos
Parent(s): Christian Holmes IV Noel Anne Daoust

Elizabeth Holmes

Elizabeth Holmes was born on February 03, 1984 in United States, is Founder-CEO, TheranosFounder-CEO, Theranos. Last year we listed Elizabeth Holmes as the world's youngest self-made woman billionaire, worth an estimated $4.5 billion. But Theranos, the blood-testing company she founded in 2003 and owns 50% of, has been hit with allegations that its products don't work as advertised and is being investigated by an alphabet soup of federal agencies. That, plus new information indicating Theranos' revenues are less than $100 million, has lead us to revise our estimate of her net worth. To zero. FORBES spoke to a dozen venture capitalists, analysts and industry experts and concluded that a more realistic value for Theranos is $800 million, rather than the $9 billion indicated by its last funding round. That gives the company credit for its intellectual property and the $724 million it has raised according to VC Experts, a research firm, even though some of that has already been spent on building labs and on research. It also represents a generous multiple on the company's sales. Theranos' investors have preferred shares, which means that at FORBES' current estimated valuation they'll get their money back before Holmes, who owns common shares, gets a cent. Theranos had no comment.
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Popular As Elizabeth Holmes
Occupation Health care
Age 39 years old
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Born February 03, 1984 (United States)
Birthday February 03
Town/City United States
Nationality United States

🌙 Zodiac

Elizabeth Holmes’s zodiac sign is Pisces. According to astrologers, Pisces are very friendly, so they often find themselves in a company of very different people. Pisces are selfless, they are always willing to help others, without hoping to get anything back. Pisces is a Water sign and as such this zodiac sign is characterized by empathy and expressed emotional capacity.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Elizabeth Holmes was born in the Year of the Rat. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rat are quick-witted, clever, charming, sharp and funny. They have excellent taste, are a good friend and are generous and loyal to others considered part of its pack. Motivated by money, can be greedy, is ever curious, seeks knowledge and welcomes challenges. Compatible with Dragon or Monkey.

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Prior to journalist investigations, criminal investigation, civil suits, and being charged with "massive fraud" by the Securities and Exchange Commission, Holmes was named one of TIME's Most Influential People in the World in 2015. Holmes received the "Under 30 Doers" Award from Forbes and ranked on its 2015 list of the "Most Powerful Women". She was also named "Woman of the Year" by Glamour. Holmes was awarded the 2015 Horatio Alger Award, being the youngest recipient in its history. She had also previously been named Fortune's "Businessperson of the Year" and "40 Under 40" lists.

Following the scrutiny over the Theranos lab controversy, Fortune named Holmes one of the "World's Most Disappointing Leaders" for 2016.

In 2015 She was awarded the Honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters (DHL) from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, She also served as the Commencement speaker at that ceremony. As of March 2018 her honorary degree has not been revoked.



Holmes was born in February 1984 in Washington, D.C. She is the daughter of government Service worker Christian Holmes IV and congressional committee staffer Noel Daoust. When she was 9 years old, Holmes and her younger brother Christian Holmes V moved to Houston, Texas due to her family's job relocation. She wrote a letter to her Father about the move saying, "What I really want out of life is to discover something new, something that mankind didn't know was possible to do." Holmes studied Mandarin as a child and completed three years of summer language classes at Stanford University before graduating from high school.


She attended St. John's School in Houston and was recognized for her "tireless optimism and a particularly warm smile." During high school, Holmes was interested in computer programming and started her first Business selling C++ compilers to Chinese universities. In 2001, Holmes applied to Stanford University and was named a President's Scholar, which came with a stipend to use on a research project. She studied chemical engineering and used the stipend to work in a lab with Ph.D. candidates and Channing Robertson, dean at the engineering school.


After the end of her freshman year, Holmes worked in a lab at the Genome Institute of Singapore on testing for severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) through the collection of blood samples with syringes. She filed her first patent on a wearable drug-delivery patch in 2003. In March 2004, she dropped out of Stanford's School of Engineering and used her tuition money as seed funding for a consumer Health care Technology company.


By December 2004, she had raised $6 million to fund Theranos. The company's first revenue came from contracts Holmes established with pharmaceutical companies to conduct testing and other clinical trials. By the end of 2010, Holmes had more than $92 million in venture capital for Theranos. In July 2011, Holmes was introduced to former Secretary of State George Shultz. After a two-hour meeting, he joined the Theranos board of Directors. She was recognized for forming "the most illustrious board in U.S. corporate history" over the next three years. Holmes operated Theranos in stealth mode without press releases or a company website until September 2013 when the company announced a partnership with Walgreens to make in-store blood sample collection centers.


Media attention increased in 2014 as she was on the cover of Fortune, Forbes, T: The New York Times Style Magazine and Inc., who considered her "The Next Steve Jobs". Forbes recognized Holmes as the world's youngest self-made female Billionaire and ranked her #110 on the Forbes 400 in 2014. Theranos was valued at $9 billion with more than $400 million in venture capital. By the end of 2014, she had 18 U.S. patents and 66 foreign patents in her name.


In 2015 She was awarded the Honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters (DHL) from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, She also served as the Commencement speaker at that ceremony. As of March 2018 her honorary degree has not been revoked.


Following the scrutiny over the Theranos lab controversy, Fortune named Holmes one of the "World's Most Disappointing Leaders" for 2016.


On May 16, 2017, approximately 99% of Theranos shareholders reached an agreement with the company to dismiss all current and potential litigation in exchange for shares of preferred stock. Holmes released a portion of her equity to offset any dilution of stock value to non-participating shareholders.


Prior to the March 2018 settlement, Holmes held a 50-percent stock ownership in Theranos. Forbes listed her as one of "America's richest Self-Made Women" in 2015 with a net worth of $4.5 billion. In June 2016, Forbes released an updated valuation of $800 million for Theranos, which made Holmes’s stake essentially worthless, because other Investors owned preferred shares and would have been paid before Holmes, who owned only Common stock. Holmes reportedly owes a $25 million debt to Theranos in connection with exercising options. She did not receive any company cash from the arrangement, nor did she sell any of her shares, including those associated with the debt.

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