Elizabeth Holmes

Entrepreneur and CEO of Theranos Elizabeth Holmes
Krista Kennell / Shutterstock.com

Full Name: Elizabeth Anne Holmes
Profession: Entrepreneur and CEO of Theranos

United States of America

Biography: 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.

Theranos' blood tests were never proven to work and the company collapsed in 2018.

Holmes was charged with fraud and lying to investors to raise money for the company. She was convinced in 2022 of three counts of wire fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and now faces decades in jail.

Born: February 3, 1984
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., USA
Age: 38 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
  • 2022-01-03 Elizabeth Holmes, founder of blood-testing start-up Theranos is found guilty on four counts of fraud in San Jose, California

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

Biographies and Sources

Famous Entrepreneurs