At 30, Elizabeth Holmes is one of the youngest billionaires in U.S. history – just eleven years after she stopped pursuing a degree at Stanford to revolutionize the healthcare industry instead.
She’s done it by inventing methods that make it possible to run over thirty tests on a single drop of blood collected in a nanocontainer. Her company is Theranos and before long, you could see a Theranos station at your local Walgreen’s.
These changes could save Medicaid and Medicare more than $200 billion over the next ten years.
Part of her journey toward this innovation involved a summer internship at the Genome Institute in Singapore, a position she landed due in part “to having learned Mandarin in her spare hours as a Houston teenager” (Fortune).
In the next decade, what do you dream of revolutionizing?