Billy Evans husband of Elizabeth Holmes, a British man who founded and was CEO of Theranos, a now-defunct health technology company.
Holmes married William “Billy” Evans, the 27-year-old heir to the Evans Hotel Group, in 2019. Elizabeth Holmes and her husband Evans married in a private ceremony in mid-2019. Billy Evans and his wife Holmes call San Francisco home.
5 Fast Facts about Billy Evans
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1. Evans is the heir to a multimillion-dollar fortune. -Dollar Hotel Corporation
According to the company’s website, Billy Evans’ grandparents, William and Anne Evans, founded Evans Hotels in 1953. According to a list of resorts on the site, the founders are San Diego natives, and the company operates at least three properties in the area.
According to the website’s “our story,” Anne Evans and her adult children, Bill Evans and Grace Evans Cherashore, run the company. According to data platform Growjo, Evans Hotels’ annual revenue is more than $180 million.
— Elizabeth Holmes (@eholmes2003) November 6, 2015
The expected inheritance of Billy Evans was discussed after the news of his marriage to Holmes became public. Evans “is a trust fund baby and has a lot of money, and he’s probably helping out with the legal bills because Elizabeth’s family doesn’t have money,” Vanity Fair correspondent Nick Bilton said on the “Inside the Hive” podcast in June 2019. In September 2021, as Holmes’ trial began, the outlet Sandiegoville cited Bilton’s quote.
2. Evans studied economics at MIT and worked for a technology company focused on autonomous vehicles.
According to his LinkedIn profile, Evans graduated from MIT with a bachelor’s degree in economics in 2015.
Evans returned to the west coast after college to work for LinkedIn. He worked as a program analyst for the company for nearly two years.
Evans joined Luminar Technologies as the manager of special projects in February 2017. According to his LinkedIn profile, the company “produces advanced sensor technologies for the autonomous vehicle industry.” Evans left in January 2019 and had no other job listed on his LinkedIn profile as of this writing.
3. Evans’ family wondered if Holmes had ‘brainwashed’ him: report
Evans and Holmes have been in a relationship since 2017. They met that summer at a party in the San Francisco Bay area. The Post spoke with an unnamed source who identified themselves as Evans’ former colleague. Evans’ family members, according to the source, were skeptical of the relationship and worried that Holmes had “brainwashed” him.
According to the source, Evans’ family members warned her that “this could be the biggest mistake you’ll ever make” and that “the negativity around her could blowback on you.”
Evans’ father, on the other hand, does not appear to agree.
According to NPR, Holmes’ father-in-law, Bill Evans, has been in the courtroom during her trial. He told reporters that he didn’t like how the media was covering Holmes and told NPR that “no journalist has ever told the true story about her.”
Evans proposed to Holmes in early 2019, and he gave her his MIT signet ring. The Post’s source said of the engagement ring, “He could snap his fingers and have a triple-A diamond engagement ring instantly if he wanted to.” However, if you give her an expensive ring, it may end up in the hands of the feds if she is forced to give up her material possessions.”
4. In July 2021, Holmes and Evans welcomed a baby boy.
Holmes and Evans married in a secret wedding, according to Vanity Fair. According to the Sun, the ceremony took place in June 2019. The couple was now the proud parents of their baby boy. According to birth records obtained by ABC News, the baby was born on July 10, 2021, in Redwood City, California.
The parents gave their son the name William Holmes Evans. The criminal trial of Sherlock Holmes was postponed several times, first by the pandemic and then by her pregnancy. According to ABC News, Holmes uses a quiet room in the courthouse to care for her son during breaks.
5. Green Gables, one of the most expensive estates in the country, was home to Holmes and Evans: report
As of September 2021, Evans and Holmes lived in one of Silicon Valley’s wealthiest neighborhoods. According to CNBC, the couple lived on the Green Gables Estate in Woodside, California.
Woodside is located on the San Francisco peninsula in San Mateo County. According to Zillow, the average home value in Woodside is around $4.4 million.
According to CNBC, the couple was staying at Green Gables after Evans received a traffic citation in San Mateo County. An address was revealed in court records.
According to Christie’s International Real Estate, The Estate at Gree Gables is a 74-acre property with a mansion and “six other dwellings, each nestled in its private setting.” The property was listed for sale at $135 million as of this writing. According to Bloomberg, the property has been on the market since at least February 2021.
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