Solve Complex Problems By Simplifying Them

Elizabeth Holmes (Founder-CEO, Theranos): She is the youngest female self-made billionaire. At 19 years old, she dropped out of chemical engineering to start her company because she was afraid of needles and wanted to revolutionize the blood-testing industry.

After starting out in the basement of her college house, she filed her first patent and worked in secrecy for many years. Her company has now disrupted the laboratory industry, performing nearly 10 billion tests a year, and overturned the requirement for needles.

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