America’s richest self-made woman and youngest female billionaire are the same person: 31-year-old Elizabeth Holmes, who conceived her blood testing company, Theranos, before dropping out at Stanford. It’s now predicted to change medical screening for the world, using a cheap, painless prick – and it’s recently been valued at $9 billion. Holmes’ journey demonstrates the power of new ideas, and for what she’s accomplished so far, she will receive the Forbes Under 30 Doers Award, following last year’s inaugural recipient, Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai.
- Elizabeth Holmes | Founder & Chief Executive Officer , Theranos
- Moderator: Matthew Herper | Senior Editor , Forbes Media