The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich

The Accidental Billionaires

By Ben Mezrich

  • Release Date: 2009-07-14
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4
From 194 Ratings
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The Social Network, the much anticipated movie…adapted from Ben Mezrich’s book The Accidental Billionaires.” —The New York Times

Best friends Eduardo Saverin and Mark Zuckerberg had spent many lonely nights looking for a way to stand out among Harvard University’s elite, competitive, and accomplished  student body. Then, in 2003, Zuckerberg hacked into Harvard’s computers, crashed the campus network, almost got himself expelled, and was inspired to create Facebook, the social networking site that has since revolutionized communication around the world.
With Saverin’s funding their tiny start-up went from dorm room to Silicon Valley. But conflicting ideas about Facebook’s future transformed the friends into enemies. Soon, the undergraduate exuberance that marked their collaboration turned into out-and-out warfare as it fell prey to the adult world of venture capitalists, big money, and lawyers.

From the Trade Paperback edition.


  • Worth Reading

    By Gjhgjkh
    Intriguing, and often hard to put down. Accidental Billionaire combines a interesting story line with an exciting narrative
  • Terrific read

    By rummer47
    Thoroughly enjoyed reading this. Extremely interesting and big fan of author.
  • Awesome, Epic, Inevitably sensational!

    By Goober0244
    This book is one of the greatest books I've ever read. I've seen the Social Network. This book puts things into a more realistic view. It's crazy how things started so small then exploded. This is a must read if your an avid Facebooker!
  • Good read!!

    By Mardon Wushouer
    Anyone one who wants to know about how Facebook was made then this is good! Amazing story of Mark Zuckerberg and his crew that helped him. Also anyone who is trying to be successful and maybe make their own millions someday has to read this book!
  • Fantastic

    By Grober12
    Self-explanatory... Must read
  • Great job once again, Mr. Mezrich

    By Bud Spaklur
    If you enjoyed the movie, "The Social Network," you will surely enjoy this book. Ben Mezrich's genre of "faction" (true stories with embellished facts and hints of fiction) is truly enjoyable. "The Accidental Billionaires" is a page-turner and will leave you wanting more. I highly recommend this book, as well as Mezrich's other best-sellers, "Bringing Down the House", "Ugly Americans", "Rigged", and "Busting Vegas".
  • Enjoyable

    By Matth3wsabi
    Decent book, Entertaining, really gets the wheels turning.
  • Better than social network

    By Peterfort
    Better than the movie, fills in alot of gaps