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Holmes Met Ultra-Rich Backers Through Kissinger’s Lawyer

  • Attorney introduced Theranos CEO to Walton, DeVos, Cox clans
  • Kissinger friends who invested include Ferrari chairman Elkann
Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes, left, arrives at federal court in San Jose, on Nov. 2.

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes, left, arrives at federal court in San Jose, on Nov. 2.

Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg
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An estate lawyer for Henry Kissinger revealed that he helped Theranos Inc. line up investments totaling $370 million from from some of the wealthiest families in the U.S. -- the Waltons, the Coxes, the Oppenheimers and the DeVoses -- four years before the blood-testing company collapsed in scandal. 

The funding from those four families accounts for more than half of the $700 million in investor money Elizabeth Holmes is accused of raising through an elaborate fraud at Theranos.