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Elizabeth Holmes Father: Who Is Christian Holmes IV?

Meet Christian Holmes IV, father of Elizabeth Holmes who is best known as the founder of Theranos. Here are a few details you should know about her Christian. This article covers his age, job, relationship with his daughter, and net worth.

Keep scrolling down to learn more about Christian.

Meet Christian Holmes IV, Elizabeth Holmes Father

Christian Rasmus Holmes IV, better known as the father of Elizabeth Holmes, played an instrumental in the Theranos founder’s life. Hulu’s The Dropout depicted the moments in her teens when she found out that her father had lost his job at Enron. In the show, Theranos founder comes home to find her dad at home watching the news of Enron’s collapse.

Christian IV says, “They lied to me about everything. The whole company was a fraud”. Meanwhile, his wife Noel breaks the news to Elizabeth and her brother Christian Holmes V.

In real life, after that, they lose their place and come for help with Richard Fuisz who offers them a place to live, without rent.

Christian’s job often shifted their family from place to place. This had made him guilty which Elizabeth understood. So she wrote a letter to console him which read, “What I want out of life is to discover something new, something that mankind didn’t know was possible to do. it’s big on science.”

Christian IV and his wife Noel Holmes Daoust married on 6 September 1975 in Great Falls, Fairfax, Virginia. They have been together ever since.

But one of Theranos’s whistleblowers Tyler Shultz shared that she wasn’t very close to her parents. He explained in his memoir, “There was a weird situation where my parents kept telling [Holmes] to invite her parents, and they just kind of assumed that she did. And then my grandparents were talking to Elizabeth’s parents on the phone, and Elizabeth’s parents were completely unaware she was having a 30th birthday party, so it didn’t seem she was very close with her parents at all.”

Christian Holmes IV Age

Born on 1 February 1946, as of March 2021, Christian IV is 76 years old.

Christian Holmes IV Job

According to Forbes, Christian Holmes IV worked as former vice president at Enron. However, the outlet didn’t clarify the sector that he saw. The company then collapsed in December 2001. The company declared bankruptcy after defrauding investors, the FBI reported at the time.

The investigation resulted in seizing more than $164 million from Enron which they used to repay the victims. Then, her father went on to work for United States Agency for International Development. There he led the company’s global water supply and sanitation programs.

Whereas, starting from 2017, Christian has been working as the senior advisor at The Boston Consulting Group.

Is Christian Holmes IV On Facebook?

No, Christian doesn’t seem to be on any of the social media platforms.

What Do We Know About Christian Holmes IV Parents?

Christian Holmes IV was born to his father Christian III and mother Elizabeth Jane. His father was previously married to Arlene Dahl. His father, born on 2 February 1923, died on 5 May 1996 at the age of 73. Whereas, his mother born on 5 January 1924 died on 3 December 2001 at the age of 77.

Christian’s great-grandfather was a famous surgeon after whom Cincinnati’s General Hospital was named. He married the Fleischmann yeast empire heiress Betty Fleischmann cementing the already established Holmes name as one of wealth and status. He often took pride in his family’s lineage.

Joseph Fuisz once told The Dropout, “her father had a real sense of entitlement in terms of the traditional importance of his family, that it sort of eroded over the years. The seeds of Elizabeth’s grandiose fantasy for her business connect to this paradise lost family mythology.”

Related FAQs

  • Where Was Christian Holmes IV Born?

Christian IV was born in New York.

  • How Tall Is Christian IV?

Christian IV stands tall above the height of 6 feet.

  • How Much Is Christian IV Net Worth?

Christian IV has a net worth under $1 million.

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