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Elizabeth Holmes

Entrepreneur and CEO of Theranos Elizabeth Holmes
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Profession: Entrepreneur and CEO of Theranos

United States of America

Why Famous: Founder and CEO of Theranos, a blood test company she founded at the age of 19 while studying at Stanford University.

At age 30, she became the youngest female billionaire in the world and was number 110 on the Forbes 400 in 2014.

In 2015 she topped the list of America’s Self-Made Women in with a net worth of $4.7 billion.

Born: February 3, 1984
Birthplace: Washington, USA
Age: 37 years old

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius

Historical Events

  • 2015-04-16 Elizabeth Holmes, American entrepreneur, inventor, and founder and CEO of Theranos, is named one of TIME's "100 Most Influential People" of 2015
  • 2018-06-15 Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes charged with fraud over company's blood tests

Quotes by Elizabeth Holmes

  • "If I can show that in this country, a 19-year-old girl can drop out of school and build something like this, then other women should be doing it." - Business, Entrepreneurship, Feminism

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