And you thought those who bought the Floyd Mayweather-Logan Paul fight were a little loose with their money.
How about some Elizabeth Holmes swag to boost the economy?
Now, online sales of the former Theranos CEO, who is awaiting trial, are skyrocketing. She’s a big deal because she became the world’s youngest female billionaire.
Recently, MSNBC columnist James Surowiecki wrote, “on the way up and on the way down, one thing about Elizabeth Holmes has stayed consistent: People are fascinated by her.”
The former business titan is the centerpiece of commerce including mugs, shirts and much more as the criminal fraud trial in August nears.
A CNBC story reported that there than 50 listings of items pertaining to Theranos and to Holmes on Etsy, Poshmark, eBay and Redbubble.
The rundown includes a few outside-the-box items for Holmes, who is also seeking to stay outside the box (prison).
Can we interest you in a Holmes-Theranos shower curtain? How about an “authentic” Theranos lab coat? CNBC says that one can be had – for a steal – at $17,000.
Holmes is charged with federal wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud. She allegedly deceived investors, patients and doctors about the capabilities of Theranos’ blood testing tech.
But the swag! The CNBC story provides these reviews, from TikTok:
In one, a young woman is seen posing in a mirror wearing a pink T-shirt that reads “Elizabeth Holmes is my #GirlBoss.”
Another shows off a mug featuring Holmes on one side and Theranos on the other. She says “I truly do wish that Elizabeth Holmes had an MLM (multilevel marketing – like a pyramid scheme) so that I could join it.”
Still another pulls a T-shirt out of a package, proclaiming: “Y’all it’s here. The queen of Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes.”
Holmes, due to deliver a child next month, faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.