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Billy Evans

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Billy Evans
Born1992 (age 31–32)
San Diego, California
🏳️ NationalityUSA
Other namesWilliam Evans
💼 Occupation
Known formarried Elizabeth Holmes, former CEO of Theranos

Billy Evans is an American technology manager and heir to a hotel chain.[1]

Early life[edit]

Evans grandparents founded a chain of hotels, and are regarded as wealthy.[1] Evans grew up in San Diego, California, where he attended the Francis Parker School.[2] Evans studied at MIT from 2011 to 2014, where he competed on its men's volleyball team.

Evans received a full scholarship to study, as an exchange student, at Fudan University, in China.[3]

Evans was involved with several companies, while a student, including Red Bull.[3] According to The Cut, Evans is a member of the "Red Bull Alumni", which it reported was a closed group, but "sounded damn cool".[4]


The Business Insider reports that, following graduation, Evans tried to set up a firm that would help provide concierge medical care to wealthy patients who wanted to travel to the United States for medical treatment.[3]

Evans then worked at LinkedIn before being hired as manager of special projects at Luminar, a firm working on sensors for driverless vehicles.[4][1]

Business Insider reports that Evans was "close" to Luminar CEO Austin Russell, and other employees characterized him acting as Russell's "secret police".[3] Evans left Luminar in January 2019.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Evans had a reputation for dating beautiful Instagram models, who had high number of followers, prior to his relationship with Elizabeth Holmes, who he married in 2019.[6]

According to Elle magazine, Evans and Holmes met at a party in 2017.[7] Their relationship was reported on when they were seen attending the burning man festival together, in 2018.[4]

In 2019 Evans engagement, and later, marraige, to Elizabeth Holmes, triggered discussion.[8][9][10][11][6][12][6] Holmes had been wealthy when Theranos, a firm she founded, that was working portable and easy to use devices to scan the DNA in small blood samples for specific markers had attracted enthusiastic investors. However commentators had concluded she had to spend her entire wealth to defend herself when skepticism over her claims triggered criminal charges.[9][10][11]

Reporters have noted that Holmes's ongoing legal appeals are likely to be expensive, and speculated Evans may tap his trust fund to help pay her legal fees.[13]

Brides magazine reports Evans's family are not supportive of the marriage.[14]

Friends report that, since Holmes may have her assets seized, if her legal appeals failed, he gave her his MIT graduation ring, instead of a traditional diamond ring, when they married.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Alleged fraudster Elizabeth Holmes is engaged to hotel heir". New York Post. 2019-03-30. Retrieved 2020-03-27. Her 27-year-old fiancé is the former manager of special projects for Luminar Technologies, which develops sensors for driverless cars. He had also worked at LinkedIn. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  2. "Billy Evans: Bio". MIT. Retrieved 2020-03-27. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Katie Warren (2019-06-17). "Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes has reportedly gotten married in a secret wedding — here's what we know about her hotel-heir husband, William 'Billy' Evans". Business Insider. Retrieved 2020-03-29. While at MIT, Evans studied abroad in China on a full scholarship, his LinkedIn says. He studied Chinese language and literature at Fudan University in Shanghai. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Madeleine Aggeler (2019-03-29). "Wait, Elizabeth Holmes Is Engaged?". The Cut. Retrieved 2020-03-27. As Theranos, the company she founded, was imploding in 2018, Holmes and Evans were on the playa at the Burning Man festival, Vanity Fair reports. She wore a white fur coat and purple sunglasses, he wore a weird little captain’s hat. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  5. Maria Pasquini (2019-04-03). "Everything to Know About Disgraced Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes' Hotel Heir Fiancé". People magazine. Retrieved 2020-03-29. According to his LinkedIn page, Evans left that job in Jan. 2019. He has not listed further employment since. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Dana Schuster (2019-04-06). "Family of Elizabeth Holmes' fiancé worry she has 'brainwashed' him: source". New York Post. Retrieved 2020-03-27. People close to Evans, who graduated from MIT in 2015, are trying to make sense of the relationship. Sources told The Post that Evans’ image-conscious parents, William and Susan — who own three top hotels in Southern California, including The Lodge at Torrey Pines in La Jolla — are flabbergasted by their son’s decision to marry Holmes. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  7. Rose Minutaglio (2019-06-14). "Elizabeth Holmes Reportedly Got Married In Secret. Here's Everything We Know So Far". Elle magazine. Retrieved 2020-03-27. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  8. Mehera Bonner (2019-06-11). "Um, Alleged Scammer Elizabeth Holmes May Have Secretly Gotten Married". Cosmopolitan magazine. Retrieved 2020-03-27. FYI, Elizabeth and Billy live together in a luxury San Francisco apartment, and his family is NOT here for the relationship. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  9. 9.0 9.1 Mehera Bonner (2019-06-11). "Everything You Need to Know About Elizabeth Holmes's Maybe-Husband, Billy Evans". Cosmopolitan magazine. Retrieved 2020-03-27. Hello there! Iconic (alleged) scammer Elizabeth Holmes is (allegedly) married, while the rest of us can’t even get a text back! Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  10. 10.0 10.1 Katie Warren (2019-03-29). "Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes is reportedly engaged to a 27-year-old hotel heir. Here's what we know about their relationship". Business Insider. Retrieved 2019-04-08. The pair has not publicly confirmed their relationship, but they were seen partying at Burning Man in 2018, according to the Daily Mail. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  11. 11.0 11.1 Paige Leskin (2019-06-17). "Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes reportedly got married in secret to hotel heir Billy Evans". Business Insider. Retrieved 2020-03-27. Bilton floated several theories as to why they got married, including that Holmes needs access to Evans' funds to pay for her legal bills. Holmes is facing almost a dozen federal charges of fraud related to her time at Theranos, a biotech startup once valued by investors at as much as $9 billion that shut down after it was revealed to be based on faulty science and bogus claims. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  12. Sara Nathan (2019-06-10). "Did Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes secretly get married?". Page Six. Retrieved 2020-03-27. The audience member added: 'This girl said she was close with Billy and she’d had ''Friendsgiving'' with him and Elizabeth. She was sharing details like the fact they have a stripper pole in their apartment. The room audibly gasped, and this girl got a standing ovation. And a shirt!' Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  13. Brad Hunter (2019-06-16). "BAD BLOOD: Is disgraced Elizabeth Holmes' wedding to heir her latest scam?". Toronto Sun. Retrieved 2020-03-27. Lawyers are expensive! Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes is allegedly looking to her reported new hubby, hotel heir Billy Evans, to pony up for her mountain of legal bills. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  14. Julyssa Lopez (2019-09-24). "Elizabeth Holmes May Have Married Boyfriend Billy Evans in Secret". Brides magazine. Retrieved 2020-03-29. According to the New York Post, Evans' family has not been excited about the relationship. “His family is like, ‘What the f–k are you doing?’ It’s like he’s been brainwashed. [He says,] ‘The media has it all wrong about her,’” a source told the publication. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)

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