4 Jan 2022

Elizabeth Holmes: Theranos founder guilty of fraud

Economics Correspondent

She was once feted as the world’s youngest female self made billionaire who promised that her blood testing start-up would transform the future of healthcare but now Elizabeth Holmes has been found guilty of four counts of fraud – in a case which came to symbolise Silicon Valley’s ethos of hype and corporate greed.

Holmes – who managed to dupe some of the world’s richest and most powerful businessmen – now faces decades in jail.