Elizabeth Holmes ($4.6B)
Elizabeth Holmes founded Theranos in 2003 after dropping out of Stanford University’s School of Engineering. The Theranos technology allows dozens of diagnostic tests to be run using just one drop of blood from a fingerstick. Fortune reported in 2014 that Theranos is valued at more than $9 billion.
Walgreens has partnered with Theranos; the lab testing platform is available at pharmacies in the Phoenix, AZ, and Palo Alto, CA, areas.
In an interview with TEDMED, Holmes said she believes “Theranos is a new paradigm of diagnosis, in which every person will be able to see the onset of disease in time for therapy to be effective.”
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