back to article Theranos CEO: $4.5bn to $0

In a reflection of the complete collapse in confidence of blood-testing company Theranos, its founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes has taken a bit of a hit in her estimated net worth. Having topped the Forbes list of "Richest Self-Made Women" last year with $4.5bn, the publication has re-calculated her value this year to... $0. …

  1. Swarthy Silver badge

    What? No "Point and laugh" icon?!

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Please, oh please

    Tell me she didn't get to cash any of that out before the collapse.

    1. TheOtherHobbes

      Re: Please, oh please

      This is Forbes putting Holmes in the stocks (geddit?) and telling the world they think she's worthless.

      Holmes surely still has cash, especially considering she wasn't born poor to start with.

      But it's still a public humiliation, and it's not going to do her future Cxx suite-level job prospects any favours.

      (Having said that, she'll probably do the usual thing and run for President - although probably not until after Marissa Mayer gets her go.)

      1. JLV

        Re: Please, oh please

        Well, I'll keep an open mind, for now. Innocent until proven guilty and all that.

        But if she was involved with, directed, or condoned, fraud in a medical testing (not just billing/stocklisting) context, then I would hope that she risks a lot of jail time. Rather than just having her professional prospects tarnished. And that's even if it was just to keep her company afloat pending resolution of technical glitches.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Four and a bit years later...

    and not to mention various now-failed appeals against (something)...

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