Everyone else feels like their entire social media feed is obsessed with it Elizabeth Holmes for years?
If this name sounds familiar, it’s not because it’s your hometown girl who just got engaged. And no, she’s not one of the Bravo reality stars involved in “Scandoval.” Rather, she founded Theranos, the company that was once said to be worth $10 billion and would revolutionize the healthcare system… but that never happened because it was all based on false promises.
The epic rise and fall of Theranos and Holmes, 39, has all the hallmarks of a classic Hollywood tale: secret office romances, fake voices, lots of lies, big bucks and, of course, a compelling antihero at the heart of it all — one that turns into a May 30th Jail reported to serve an 11.25-year sentence for lying to some of the investors who pumped around $1 billion into her blood testing company.
Ever since the scandal broke in October 2015, Hollywood has definitely taken notice of Holmes’ story, which later received the pop culture version of an EGOT: it inspired a bestselling book (Bad Blood), the HBO documentary The Inventor: Out for “Blood in Silicon Valley,” a hit podcast called “The Dropout,” and most recently for Hulu’s revenue-generating limited series based on that podcast Amanda Seyfried an Emmy in 2022 for her portrayal of the controversial character.