The supposed artist from Silicon Valley is engaged.
If you're new to Silicon Valley news, the name Elizabeth Holmes can not ring bells. After moving up the starting lineup for the Theranos Healthcare startup, which she took over as Managing Director in 2014, she was a promising new leader at the start of her career, a scam that "took years" of cheating on millions.
HBO released the documentary last Sunday Inventor: Looking for Blood in Silicon Valley, which details both the rise and fall of Silicon Valley's "darling".
Holmes was charged with criminal fraud after she and her former Thernaos COO Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani were charged with cheating on investors, doctors and patients. She claimed that a portable device called Edison could provide patients with a comprehensive blood test that would require only a single drop of blood. She has upheld her innocence and not admitted guilty. If convicted, she could spend decades in prison.
Among the details of her crimes, the documentary also showed that Holmes, 35, is engaged to a man named "William" Billy "Evans, 27.
So who is "William" Billy "Evans? Here's everything we know about Elizabeth Holly's fiancé.
1. He comes from a known family.
Evans is not just your average "Billy". His grandparents founded the Evans Hotel Group, a company that currently owns at least three popular resorts in California: the Catamaran, the Baha, and the Lodge in Torrey Pines.
His parents, William and Susan Evans, raised their children in the San Diego area. Here, the grandparents William and Anne founded the hotel in 1953. Anne is still chairing the Emeritus Group hotel group. Her husband died in 1984 and William and her other child, Grace, joined the company.
Both Grace and William's spouse have also joined the group. The five of them become the executive team of the Evans Hotel Group. Evans' young father is described on the company's website as a "passionate collector of Californian Impressionist art, rare palms and subtropical plants and antique race cars," and his mother "undertook to devote herself to expanding her three children – Billy, Rex and Gracie – before they accept their current position. "
2. He also works in tech.
Evans reportedly graduated M.I.T. 2015 with a bachelor's degree in science and economics. He worked for Linked In and Luminar Technologies, a California-based company that plans to develop and market driverless cars.
According to Vanity Fair, Holmes "wears his M.I.T. signet ring on a necklace, and the couple regularly publishes stories on Instagram, in which they confess their love for each other." Both social media sites are private, but the magazine was happy to share it.
"For anyone who asks for Holmes & # 39; s social media. It is private. But here are some screenshots of her and her fiancee we found online. (Personally, I find it crazy that she is charged with eleven crimes, that the lives of thousands of people have been violated and she is as happy as possible. "
One of the photos, a kissing selfie, was in the picture: "Happy bday to my best friend. Last year was the best I have ever had. "
3. You live in San Francisco.
Evans and Holmes live with their wolfhound Balto in a luxury apartment in San Francisco. She had adopted the dog when her company fell apart and often referred to him as Baltisimo.
4. You live relatively carefree at the moment.
Despite all the chaos and crime that surrounded Holmes last year, she seems to enjoy her life with Evans. When her company closed its doors forever last year, she and her future husband went to the party in Burning Man.
Published in photos by Vanity Fair, She was wearing purple sunglasses and a sequined pinstriped blazer and a fur collar, while Evans wore a military hat and a "Sex Breakfast of Champions" t-shirt.
5. It is not clear what they will do when they go to jail.
Details of their upcoming wedding were not disclosed. However the Daily mail noted that the fact that Holmes his M.I.T. Ring and no engagement ring could be a practical step.
Since she is being sued for millions of dollars, it makes sense that she does not want to have an expensive diamond ring that she may need to land as a payment if she loses those suits.
Emily Blackwood is a writer and editor living in California. She handles all the news, pop culture and real crime.