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Image courtesy of Vanity Fair – ETHAN PINES/THE FORBES COLLECTION. It’s 2003. Arnold Schwarzenegger has been elected Governor of California. Scientists from around the world have just completed the Human Genome Project, and somewhere on the campus of Stanford University, a young, bright-eyed, 19-year-old Elizabeth Holmes has handed in her last assignment. The feeling of finality is a few semesters too early as Holmes isn’t leaving University a graduate but rather a dropout, eager to follow the likes of other successful entrepreneurs before her who had dropped out, such as Steve Jobs (whom she greatly admired and dressed like),  Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates.   According to her, a few more classes in Chemical Engineering are useless in her quest to fulfil her childhood dream.  And what an audacious dream it is! Holmes has skilfully held on to the hope that she would one day revolutionize the healthcare industry after…