Elizabeth Holmes — depicted above by Amanda Seyfried in “The Dropout — gave a virtually similar speech at a TedMed convention in 2014. Similar to Kendall, she promised to ship premium healthcare affordably. “We see a world wherein each individual has entry to actionable well being info on the time it issues […] a world wherein nobody ever has to say goodbye too quickly,” she mused.
The Theranos CEO additionally used her late uncle to advertise her product and empathize with the viewers, simply as Kendall makes use of Logan’s dying in his personal presentation. She talks about her uncle’s late analysis of a rapidly progressing most cancers, citing that she “by no means bought to say goodbye.” Theranos promised early analysis of illnesses by studying blood information earlier than outward signs began to seem.
Additionally similar to Residing+, Theranos’ success was constructed on fudged numbers. Kendall fully fabricated the projected earnings for the product and even edited a posthumous video of his father to lie about his predictions for the earnings. Holmes additionally repeatedly lied to her shareholders, most notably in 2014 when she was pressured to provide check samples and exaggerated the outcomes, per Brittanica. She was named Forbes’ youngest self-made girl billionaire that very same 12 months. In 2022, she was charged with a number of counts of fraud.
The touches of real-life CEOs weren’t misplaced on Sturdy and the “Succession” workforce. Kendall’s wardrobe was impressed by Elon Musk, a famously and maybe dangerously formidable tech billionaire. Sturdy had a flight swimsuit specifically made to match one made for the Tesla founder.
“It was a ‘Chief Twit’ factor I wished to embody,” the actor defined to Vulture, referring to Musk’s strong-armed post-ironic buy of Twitter. Curiously sufficient, Holmes additionally imitated different CEOs when styling herself — significantly Steve Jobs’ signature black turtleneck.