I have to admit something: Elizabeth Holmes got me. As someone who made a lot of money sniffing out fraud in my years in finance, I bought her story hook, line, and sinker. I probably would have bet the ranch if I’d had the opportunity, and I would have lost it all.
Maybe it was just how badly I wanted it all to be true: the youngest female billionaire, the medical technology that could change everything, my inherent personal bias that most of life’s answers lie in science. Whatever it was, I wasn’t alone. Here’s the riveting tale of how the most promising technology of the 21st century and the brilliant young woman behind it were exposed as a sham.