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Elizabeth Holmes Parents: Christian (Dad) And Noel Holmes (Mom)

Meet Christian and Noel Holmes, parents of Elizabeth Holmes. Her family has been the subject of the new Hulu show The Dropout which is based on the ABC News podcast. Learn more about her parents here as we cover their age, job, and their whereabouts in this article.

Keep scrolling while the information unfolds.

Who Are Elizabeth Holmes Parents?

Elizabeth Holmes was born in 1984 to her parents Christian Holmes and Elizabeth Holmes. Elizabeth is a former American biotech entrepreneur who was convicted of criminal fraud. She was the founder of Theranos, a health technology company that soared in valuation after the company claimed to have revolutionized blood testing by developing methods that could use surprisingly small volumes of blood, such as from a fingerprick.

Forbes had named Elizabeth the wealthiest self-made female billionaire in America based on her company which was valued at $9 billion. Fortune then named her the “The World’s 19 Most Disappointing Leaders.”

Learn more about Elizabeth’s mom and dad below.

Meet Elizabeth Holmes Dad, Christian Holmes IV

Christian Rasmus Holmes IV is the dad of Elizabeth Holmes. Growing up, the Holmes Family moved frequently which made it difficult for her to retain the friendship. When Elizabeth was around nine, her father’s job took them to Houston. She understood her father felt guilty for uprooting the family 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’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.”

  • Christian Holmes IV Age

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

  • Christian Holmes IV Net Worth

Elizabeth Holmes’s dad, Christian Holmes IV has an alleged net worth above $10 million.

Bloomberg reported that Christian held senior executive positions in the business, government, academia, and non-governmental organization sectors. He worked for Enron for several years before working for governmental agencies such as USAID. He served at Enron as a vice president.

Additionally, Christian had also worked at Tenneco as an assistant of the C.E.O. He was the Chief Financial Officer and third-ranking executive at the US Environmental Protection Agency.

Formerly, Christian worked as executive director for Rice University’s Shell Center. Additionally, he was a Vice President for Strategic Conservation Initiatives at the World Wildlife Fund. He served as Director of YS Trade and Development Agency and Chief Operating Officer at the Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance.

Christian received his B.A. in Government from Wesleyan University. He served as a Second Lieutenant, Civil Affairs, US Army Reserve, receiving the US Army Soldiers Medal for Heroism.

  • Where Is Christian Holmes IV Now?

As of 2022, Christian Holmes IV has been a member of the Market Advisory Board of Ze-gen Inc. He has been serving as Senior Advisor at The Boston Consulting Group since 2017 in Washington D.C.

Meet Elizabeth Holmes Mom, Noel Holmes

Noel Anne Holmes (maiden name Daoust) is the mom of Elizabeth Holmes. American physician, Richard Fuisz once told Forbes that Elizabeth’s mother put pressure on her from the time she was young. She pressured Elizabeth to follow in Richard’s footsteps as a physician.

They pressured her to become a physician and to learn Mandarin “to improve their position in the world.” Her ability to speak Chinese fluently got her into Stanford summer classes although she was only a high school student.

Noel told Fortune in 2014, “I saw her sit down at the computer, and for five to six days she barely got up. She continued, “I would bring her food occasionally, and she slept maybe one or two hours a night for five nights.”

  • Noel Holmes Age

Reportedly born on 21 January 1950, Noel Holmes is 72 years old as of March 2022.

  • Noel Holmes Net Worth

Business Insider reported that Elizabeth Holmes’s mom Noel Holmes worked as a congressional staffer before giving birth to Elizabeth. She worked as a foreign policy and defense aide on Capitol Hill. LEGISTORM reported that she worked for former Rep. Jack Murtha from 2007 to 2009 as a staff assistant.

Then, Noel took the title of assistant to Rep. Murtha from 2009 to 2010 in the House Appropriations Committee. Whereas from May 2010 to June 30, Noel worked for Former Rep. Mark Critz as Senior Legislative Assistant. From 2010 to 2013, she had worked for Rep. Critz as Legislative Director.

  • Where Is Noel Holmes Now?

DailyMail reported spotting Noel Holmes with her daughter Elizabeth in a California neighborhood, three days after being convicted of wire fraud. They were spotted going for a stroll Thursday near the 74-acre, $135M Green Gables Estate in Woodside. The family is currently living in Woodside, California – a posh Silicon Valley town where the average house costs $5 million.

Related FAQs

  • Are Elizabeth Holmes Parents Still Alive?

Yes, both parents of Elizabeth Holmes are still alive.

  • Are Elizabeth Holmes Parents Still Married?

There has been no report of Elizabeth’s parents ever getting divorced — So, yes, her parents are still married. They have been married since 6 September 1975.

  • When Did Elizabeth Holmes Parents Tie The Knot?

Although there is no public record of the marriage of Elizabeth Holmes’s parents, they tied the knots sometime before 1984.

  • How Many Kids Do Elizabeth Holmes Parents Have? 

Christian and Noel Holmes had two kids. Elizabeth has a brother named Christian Holmes V, who is the director of product management at Theranos.

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