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- Elizabeth Holmes, the founder of the infamous blood-testing startup Theranos, is reportedly engaged.
- Her fiancé is William "Billy" Evans, a 27-year-old heir to a hospitality property management company in California, according to those reports.
- Holmes and her ex-boyfriend, former Theranos president Sunny Balwani, are awaiting trial on federal charges of fraud, and she faces up to 20 years in prison if found guilty.
While Elizabeth Holmes faces the possibility of spending the next two decades in jail, the founder of the failed blood-testing startup Theranos has reportedly found the time to get engaged.
Holmes is engaged and living in a luxury apartment with her fiancé in San Francisco, Vanity Fair reports. Reports say the man is William "Billy" Evans, a 27-year heir to a chain of hotels in California.
Not much is known about the couple’s relationship, since they’ve largely kept things off of social media and out of the press. The couple has been keeping a low profile for good reason — Holmes faces federal fraud charges, stemming from allegations she covered up her company’s faulty blood testing technology and defrauded investors.
Here’s everything we know so far about Billy Evans, Elizabeth Holmes’ fiancé:
William "Billy" Evans, 27, grew up near San Diego, California. He’s one of three children born to his parents, Susan and William L. Evans.
Source: Daily Mail
The Evans family has lived in the San Diego area for generations. Billy Evans’ grandparents, Anne and William D. Evans, founded a hotel management group in 1953 called Evans Hotels. The group manages three properties in the San Diego area.
Source: Evans Hotels
After William D. Evans died in 1984, his widow, Anne, added two of her children to the Evans Hotels management team. The company has since been jointly managed by five members of the Evans family, with the 27-year-old Billy Evans as heir apparent to the company.
Source: Evans Hotels
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