Accidental Billionaires - Ben Mezrich (Paperback)

Sex, Money, Betrayal and the Founding of Facebook

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Eduardo Saverin and Mark Zuckerberg - an awkward maths prodigy and a painfully shy computer genius - were never going to fit in at elite, polished Harvard.

Product Details

Barcode
9780099551232
Department
Books
Released
30 Sep 2010
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
Ben Mezrich
Subtitle
Sex, Money, Betrayal and the Founding of Facebook
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Cornerstone
Edition
Film Tie-In
Language
English
Number of Pages
272
Dimensions
197 x 129 x 17mm (202g)

Summary

Eduardo Saverin and Mark Zuckerberg - an awkward maths prodigy and a painfully shy computer genius - were never going to fit in at elite, polished Harvard. Yet that all changed when master-hacker Mark crashed the university's entire computer system by creating a rateable database of female students. Narrowly escaping expulsion, the two misfits refocused the site into something less controversial - 'The Facebook' - and watched as it spread like a wildfire across campuses around the country, along with their popularity.

Yet amidst the dizzying levels of cash and glamour, as silicon valley, venture capitalists and reams of girls beckoned, the first cracks in their friendship started to appear, and what began as a simple argument spiralled into an out-and-out war. The great irony is that Facebook succeeded by bringing people together - but its very success tore two best friends apart.

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Popular Culture
BISAC Subject 1
Social Science / Popular Culture
BIC Classification 1
Film scripts & screenplays
Dewey Classification
791.4372
Readership
General (US: Trade)

Author Bio

Ben Mezrich is the New York Times bestselling author of The Accidental Billionaires and Bringing Down the House in addition to many other books, both fiction and non-fiction. The major motion picture 21, starring Kevin Spacey, was based on Bringing Down the House. The Oscar-winning film The Social Network was adapted from The Accidental Billionaires. Mezrich lives in Boston with his wife and son.
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