Founder of theranos. Started the company with 19 as a Stanford dropout, quickly became a “self-made” billionaire. Now trialed for multiple counts of fraud and conspiracy.


Awarded the Horatio Alger Award for her “remarkable achievements accomplished through honesty, hard work, self-reliance and perseverance over adversity.” Funny how that worked out.

Prosecution is accusing her of lying about technological capabilities and exaggerating revenue projections. Defense argues she was naive and got manipulated by her partner Sunny.


The Narrative Frays for Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes (2015) – NYT Schemer or Naïf? Elizabeth Holmes (2021, Trial) – NYT The rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes: A timeline – CNN

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