After watching The Dropout on Hulu, viewers want to know where Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes (portrayed by Amanda Seyfried) is today and if she’s still rich. A jury convicted the 37-year-old biotech engineer of four counts of criminal fraud in January 2022. However, a few days later, the media spotted her laughing and smiling with her husband, William “Billy” Evans, their young baby, and both of their mothers. At the time, she was still residing in the wealthy Green Gables Estate in Silicon Valley.
‘The Dropout’: Where is Elizabeth Holmes today in real life?
Although the first three episodes of The Dropout depict a young, ambitious biotech entrepreneur, things do not go well for Elizabeth Holmes. Her Edison device never accurately produced blood test results with a finger prick in real life. However, in her deep baritone voice, Holmes continued to lie to investors and Walgreens that the technology worked. The following episodes of The Dropout will explore the fall of Holmes and the dissolution of Theranos in 2018.
When viewers fast-forward to Elizabeth Holmes’ life, today, in 2022, it doesn’t look like much has changed. Photos captured by Daily Mail on Jan. 7 show that Holmes still lives a lavish lifestyle like Richard Sackler from Purdue Pharma. She took a leisurely walk near the 74-acre $135 million Green Gables Estate where she and husband, Billy Evans, reside with their nine-month-old baby, William. In addition to her husband and son, Holmes walked with her mother, Noel Holmes, Anne Evans, and another friend.
Is Elizabeth Holmes still wealthy?
Although The Dropout depicted Elizabeth Holmes as once having a $4.5 billion net worth, that money is long gone. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Holmes’ current net worth is $0 in 2022. However, she’s residing at one of America’s most expensive estates in Silicon Valley with her husband and son.
Luckily, Holmes’ new husband, Evans, is an heir to the Evans Hotel Group, which owns luxury hotels in San Diego, California. According to the hotel website, Evans’ grandparents founded the company in 1953. It looks like Holmes married into wealth this time instead of defrauding investors.
‘The Dropout’: Will Elizabeth Holmes go to jail in real life?
According to the Wall Street Journal, Holmes is awaiting sentencing for her Jan. 3 conviction. She is currently out on bail for approximately another six months. A September 2022 sentencing hearing is expected to determine how many years of prison she faces. Each of the four counts carries a maximum sentence of 20 years; however, the Theranos founder likely won’t get anywhere near that. An analysis of similar cases guesses Holmes might get 16 years of prison time.
The sentencing is not expected until after the other Theranos trial of Ramesh, “Sunny” Balwani. Holmes’ former longtime boyfriend, Balwani, is also extensively portrayed in The Dropout by Naveen Andrews.
Hulu’s The Dropout premiered on March 2, 2022, with three episodes and then every Thursday until April 7.