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The 38-years-old, Elizabeth Holmes is a former biotechnology entrepreneur from Washington, D.C., the U.S. who was convicted of criminal fraud. She is famous for being the founder and the chief executive officer (CEO) of Theranos. Theranos, a now-defunct health technology company that soared in valuation after the company claimed to have revolutionized blood testing by developing methods that could use surprisingly small volumes of blood, such as from a fingerprick was launched in 2003. In 2015, Theranos started to decline after a series of journalism and regulatory investigations revealed doubts about the company’s technology claims and whether Homes had misled investors and the government. After three years, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged Theranos and Holmes with deceiving investors by “massive fraud” through false or exaggerated claims about the accuracy of the company’s blood-testing technology; Holmes settled the charges by paying a $500,000 fine, returning 18.9 million shares to the company, relinquishing her voting control of Theranos, and accepting a ten-year ban from serving as an officer or director of a public company. Further, a federal grand jury indicted Holmes and former Theranos chief operating officer (COO) Ramesh Balwani on nine counts of wire fraud and two counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, with the victims being investors and patients in the same year of June month. Her trial in the case of U.S. v. Holmes, et al. ended in January 2022 when Holmes was convicted of defrauding investors, and not guilty of defrauding patients. Due to this, she faces up to 20 years in federal prison. Her sentencing is scheduled for September 26, 2022.
In 2015, Forbes had Holmes the youngest and wealthiest self-made female billionaire in America on the basis of a $9-billion valuation of her company. Whereas, after a year, Theranos’s claims began to surface and Forbes revised its estimate of Holmes’s net worth to zero, and Fortune named her in its feature article on “The World’s 19 Most Disappointing Leaders”.
Elizabeth Holmes Family Background and Ethnicity
Elizabeth Holmes took birth on 3rd February 1984. She is American by nationality. Born to her father, Christian Rasmus Holmes IV, and her mother, Noel Anne Daoust; she belongs to Mixed ethnicity. Her dad was a vice president at Enron, an energy company that later went bankrupt after an accounting fraud scandal, and her mom worked as a Congressional committee staffer. She has a sibling; a brother named Christian. She attended St. John’s School. Being interested in computer programming; she sold C++ compilers to Chinese universities during high school. Then, she attended Stanford University in 2002 where she studied chemical engineering. She worked as a student researcher and laboratory assistant in the School of Engineering. She even worked in the laboratory at the Genome Institute of Singapore at the end of her freshman year. She tested for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV-1) through the collection of blood samples with syringes. She filed her first patent application on a wearable drug-delivery patch in 2003. She dropped out of Stanford School of Engineering in 2004.
Elizabeth Holmes married William “Billy” Evans in mid-2019 in a private ceremony. Their first child, a son, was born in July 2021.
Who is Christian Holmes?
The 76-years-old, Christian Holmes was a vice president at Enron, an energy company that later went bankrupt after an accounting fraud scandal. The investigation resulted in seizing more than $164 million from Enron. Then, Christian later held executive positions in government agencies such as USAID, the EPA, and USTDA. Starting from the year 2017, he has been working as the senior advisor at The Boston Consulting Group which is his present job. Christian Holmes is famous for being the father of former biotechnology entrepreneur, Elizabeth Holmes who is the founder of Theranos.
Christian Holmes took birth on February 1, 1946, with the born name of Christian Holmes IV. He was born to his father, Christian III, and his mother, Elizabeth Jane. His great-grandfather was a famous surgeon. His second great-grandfather (Elizabeth’s third great-grandfather) Charles Louis Fleischmann was a Hungarian immigrant who founded Fleischmann’s Yeast. Among Charles Louis Fleischmann’s children were Julius Fleischmann, mayor of Cincinnati from 1900 to 1905 and entrepreneur. He is of American nationality and his ethnicity is Mixed ethnicity (Danish and Hungarian). He graduated from Wesleyan University.
Christian Holmes is a married man to his beautiful wife, Noel Holmes Daoust on 6th September 1975. Their wedding took place in Great Falls, Fairfax, Virginia. They are the proud parents of two children; Elizabeth Holmes (daughter) and Christian Holmes V (son).
Who is Noel Anne Daoust?
Noel Anne Daoust was a Congressional committee staffer by profession previously. She next worked as a foreign policy and defense aide on Capitol Hill. From 2007 to 2009, she worked for former Rep. Jack Murtha as a staff assistant. From the year 2009 to 2010, she took the title of assistant to Rep. Murtha in the House Appropriations Committee. She worked for former Rep. Mark Critz as Senior Legislative assistant from May to June of 2010. She even worked as a legislative director from 2010 to 2013 for Rep. Mark Critz. Besides this, she even worked as a foreign policy for Rep. Charlie Wilson. She then decided to stay home to grow up her children. She is famous for working in government, serving as a foreign policy aide including to Rep. Charlie Wilson, a legendary Texas politician who was the subject of the film “Charlie Wilson’s War”. As well, she is well-known for being the mother of Elizabeth Holmes who is the founder and CEO of the medical diagnostic company Theranos Inc.
Noel Anne Daoust took birth on 21st January 1951 which makes her the present age of 71 as of 2022. About her parents, she was born to her father, George Arlington Daoust Jr., and her mother, Amy Mary Elizabeth Pover. She is from Georgia, the USA, and holds American nationality. She is of American-White ethnic background.
Noel Anne Daoust is the wife of her husband, Christian Holmes who was a vice president at Enron. They married on September 6, 1975. Since then, they are together till now. They have a very special and strong love bond. They are the parents of their children, Elizabeth Holmes and Christian Holmes V. At present, she is residing in California.
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