Woman drops out of uni at 19 only to become a casual BILLIONAIRE


So at 19, we wanted to sleep until noon, spent a lot of time trying to figure out how to use the washing machine and wondering what the hell we were going to do with our lives. The only life goals we had was to figure out how we could lead lives vaguely similar to the cast of the OC or Gossip Girl

At 19, Elizabeth Holmes had dropped out of the prestigious Stanford University School Of Engineering in California to set up her own biotech company. 

We feel a tad inadequate. 

Elizabeth, who is now 31, has a her own company called Theranos which just so happens to be worth an estimated €8.5bn. 

To add to Elizabeth's pretty impressive CV, Barack Obama made her an official ambassador for global business marking her success in her sector. 

Many news organisations have labelled her the "Steve Jobs of the biotech industry," a comparison aided no doubt by Elizabeth's penchant for black turtlenecks. Furthermore, her company has been cited by The New York Times as changing the face of "the health-care paradigm as we know it." 

However, it has not always been smooth sailing for Elizabeth. A recent investigative report into the company and published by The Wall Street Journal implied that Theranos was over exaggerating the importance of their technology. 

With a serious amount of hype surrounding her, of course there could be a few bumps on the road yet for Elizabeth. Even billionaires got problems!

However, with the world at her feet and (literally) billions in the bank, we are defo adding her to our #careergoals list. 

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