Today we are going to tell the story of the protagonist named Elizabeth Holmes (ElizabethHolmes), a Post-80 beauty girl who is a student of Stanford University. The daily economic news once reported that Theranos, a biotech company she founded, had been in high spirits for over 9 billion dollars at a time. Many people thought that the nano droplet she advocated would change the future medical industry. Elizabeth Holmes participate in the wealth forum conversation video screenshot But last Christmass financing failed to save this huge bubble. According to court documents, investors in the company lost a total of more than 700 million dollars (about 4 billion 600 million yuan). It is shocking that there are no lack of world class celebrities in the lost leek list, including the media giant Murdoch, the WAL-MART founding family, the former worlds richest Carlos Slim and the American minister of education Worster, all for Holmess dream suffocated. Many billionaires were suffering from cut leek Betsie Devoss family, the US Minister of education, invested $100 million in Hester, although Worster had previously disclosed in a government document that her family was a Theranos investor, but the scale of the investment was not well known. Worster, US Education Secretary (photo source: Wall Street Journal) Worster and her husbands family holding company, COO Greg Mcnealy, WindquestGroup, said, the Worster familys investment members are very disappointed with Theranos. It also needs to be pointed out that Worsters husband is Dick Worster, the son of Amway Corp co founder Richard Devos. Walton family, one of the richest families in the world, is also the victim of the family, the offspring of WAL-MART founder Sam Verma and Bud Verma. The Walton family is the most damaging investor - the family invested 150 million dollars in Theranos through two companies. According to the latest Forbes billionaire list, three members of the Walton family Jim Walton, Robertson Walton and Alice Walton lived fourteenth, fifteenth and sixteenth, respectively, for $46 billion 400 million, $46 billion 200 million and $46 billion. Forbes The daily economic news reporter noted that Rupert Murdoch, the worlds leading news tycoon, is Theranoss largest individual investor. According to people familiar with the matter, Murdoch invested $125 million in the company in March 2015, and sold the shares back to the company at the beginning of 2017 at a price of $1. According to the share repurchase agreement, according to the share repurchase agreement, Murdoch obtained an additional $4 million from Theranos after the Theranos agreed with a hedge fund investor. The hedge fund called PartnerFundManagement in San Francisco invested $96 million in Theranos in early 2014. When the hedge fund sued Theranos for fraud in October 2016, Theranos finally agreed to settle with $43 million, according to people familiar with the matter, but there was neither admitting nor denying fraud charges against the company. Another recruit is Carlos Slim, the former worlds richest man and Mexico Telecom tycoon. However, he lost only $30 million. From 2013 to 2015, Carlos Slim was named the richest man in the world by Fortune magazine many times. As of March 2018, he ranked seventh in the worlds rich list of $70 billion 500 million, which covered 13 industries, such as education, medical, industrial manufacturing, transportation, real estate, media, and energy. Carlos Slim (photo source: Bloomberg) In addition, Robert Kraft, the boss of NFL, a new England patriot, is also a victim. However, he lost only $1 million. Famous investors who invest in Theranos and suffer losses (source: Wealth) The Wall Street Journal reported that the loss of such a large number of top investors in the same investment is also rare in history. As can be seen from the above picture, the 11 well-known investors have lost 723 million 200 thousand US dollars (about 4 billion 600 million yuan) for their failure to invest in Theranos. The fall of Silicon Valley star company So, what kind of existence is this Theranos company? It can make such an old driver in the investment world lose its front legs. In fact, 3 years ago, Theranos was regarded as Silicon Valleys veritable star company. In October 2015, 101 Silicon Valley CEO, investors and think-tank members voted for which start-up company will change the world. As a result, the start-up company Theranos ranked only second after Tesla. The fate of Theranos company is inseparable, is a legendary female Jobs - Elizabeth Holmes (ElizabethHolmes), she not only has a classic surname, her legendary life experience is more admirable. Ten years of grinding a sword, in 2014, the company flourished, valued at $9 billion. At that time, Theranos had a All Star board, in addition to founder Holmes, as well as the former Secretary of state Kissinger of the Chinese people and former U.S. defense ministers, senators and admirals. A group of eighty or ninety year old former government officials came to the platform for a 30 year old venture startups, which shocked the American biology community. Holmes himself became the cover of Forbes magazine in 2014. Forbes magazine cover Theranoss main business is blood testing. Holmes once said she had invented a breakthrough technology that could complete a comprehensive test that could be done only in a professional laboratory by collecting one or two drops of blood through the fingertips. The blood extraction method developed by Theranos company. The right picture is a miniature blood storage container called nanotainer, with a length of only about 1.29 centimeters (image source: Theranos website). However, in the civil fraud charges against Holmes in March this year, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) accused it directly as a lie, saying that Theranos used commercial equipment produced by other companies to carry out a vast majority of blood tests. At the time, Holmes had neither admits nor denied the charges, but she returned most of her Theranos shares, gave up control of the company, paid a fine of $500 thousand, and agreed to ban her for ten years in any of the listed companies. In an e-mail from Theranos to shareholders in April 10th this year, Holmes made it clear that the company could be liquidated by August of this year. Earlier in the day, Holmes told most employees of the company that they would leave Theranos after June 12th and that the company would not pay them again, according to people familiar with the matter. At that time, Theranos had only 125 employees left. Source: Daily Economic News Editor: Yang Qiang _NN6027 At the time, Holmes had neither admits nor denied the charges, but she returned most of her Theranos shares, gave up control of the company, paid a fine of $500 thousand, and agreed to ban her for ten years in any of the listed companies. In an e-mail from Theranos to shareholders in April 10th this year, Holmes made it clear that the company could be liquidated by August of this year. Earlier in the day, Holmes told most employees of the company that they would leave Theranos after June 12th and that the company would not pay them again, according to people familiar with the matter. At that time, Theranos had only 125 employees left.