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Hulu's The Dropout Cast Looks So Much Like Their Real-Life Tech Counterparts

The new miniseries tells the story of disgraced Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes.

Hulu's 'The Dropout' Cast Vs. Real-Life Counterparts. Photo via Beth Dubber/Hulu
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Based on an ABC News podcast, Hulu’s The Dropout explores the rise and fall of healthcare startup Theranos. Founded by Elizabeth Holmes in 2003, the company claimed to have developed a revolutionary machine that’d perform several rapid health tests from just one drop of blood.

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The supposed breakthrough technology earned the company a reported $9 billion by 2015. Forbes named Holmes the youngest and wealthiest self-made female billionaire, and Joe Biden said Theranos was “the laboratory of the future.” But in 2016, it all came crashing down for Holmes.