book cover of The Accidental Billionaires

The Accidental Billionaires

(2009)
(Social Network)
A non fiction book by

 
 
The high-energy tale of how two socially awkward Ivy Leaguers, trying to increase their chances with the opposite sex, ended up creating Facebook.

Eduardo Saverin and Mark Zuckerberg were Harvard undergraduates and best friends-outsiders at a school filled with polished prep-school grads and long-time legacies. They shared both academic brilliance in math and a geeky awkwardness with women.

Eduardo figured their ticket to social acceptance-and sexual success-was getting invited to join one of the university's Final Clubs, a constellation of elite societies that had groomed generations of the most powerful men in the world and ranked on top of the inflexible hierarchy at Harvard. Mark, with less of an interest in what the campus alpha males thought of him, happened to be a computer genius of the first order.

Which he used to find a more direct route to social stardom: one lonely night, Mark hacked into the university's computer system, creating a ratable database of all the female students on campus-and subsequently crashing the university's servers and nearly getting himself kicked out of school. In that moment, in his Harvard dorm room, the framework for Facebook was born.

What followed-a real-life adventure filled with slick venture capitalists, stunning women, and six-foot-five-inch identical-twin Olympic rowers-makes for one of the most entertaining and compelling books of the year. Before long, Eduardo's and Mark's different ideas about Facebook created in their relationship faint cracks, which soon spiraled into out-and-out warfare. The collegiate exuberance that marked their collaboration fell prey to the adult world of lawyers and money. The great irony is that while Facebook succeeded by bringing people together, its very success tore two best friends apart.

The Accidental Billionaires is a compulsively readable story of innocence lost-and of the unusual creation of a company that has revolutionized the way hundreds of millions of people relate to one another.

Genre: Children's Fiction

Similar books by other authors


Used availability for Ben Mezrich's The Accidental Billionaires

Hardback Editions

July 2009 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal
Author(s): Ben Mezrich
ISBN: 0-385-52937-6 / 978-0-385-52937-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

September 2010 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: The Accidental Billionaires: Sex, Money, Betrayal and the Founding of Facebook
Author(s): Ben Mezrich
ISBN: 0-09-955123-3 / 978-0-09-955123-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2010 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal
Author(s): Ben Mezrich
ISBN: 0-307-74098-6 / 978-0-307-74098-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


May 2010 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: The Accidental Billionaires: Sex, Money, Betrayal and the Founding of Facebook
Author(s): Ben Mezrich
ISBN: 0-09-953466-5 / 978-0-09-953466-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


May 2010 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal
Author(s): Ben Mezrich
ISBN: 0-7679-3155-6 / 978-0-7679-3155-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


July 2009 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: The Accidental Billionaires: Sex, Money, Betrayal and the Founding of Facebook
Author(s): Ben Mezrich
ISBN: 0-434-01955-0 / 978-0-434-01955-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

December 2010 : USA Audio edition
thumb

Title: The Accidental Billionaires: Sex, Money, Betrayal and the Founding of Facebook
Author(s): Ben Mezrich
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
Availability: Amazon   


December 2010 : UK Audio edition
thumb

Title: The Accidental Billionaires: Sex, Money, Betrayal and the Founding of Facebook
Author(s): Ben Mezrich
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


November 2010 : Australia Audio CD
thumb

Title: The Accidental Billionaires
Author(s): Ben Mezrich
ISBN: 1-74267-533-6 / 978-1-74267-533-6 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


November 2010 : Australia Audio CD
thumb

Title: The Accidental Billionaires
Author(s): Ben Mezrich
ISBN: 1-74267-551-4 / 978-1-74267-551-0 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


October 2010 : Australia Audio edition
thumb

Title: The Accidental Billionaires
Author(s): Ben Mezrich
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon AU   


October 2010 : UK Audio edition
thumb

Title: The Accidental Billionaires
Author(s): Ben Mezrich
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


July 2009 : USA Audio CD
thumb

Title: The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal
Author(s): Ben Mezrich
ISBN: 0-7393-8358-2 / 978-0-7393-8358-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


July 2009 : Canada Audio edition
thumb

Title: The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal
Author(s): Ben Mezrich
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


July 2009 : USA Audio CD
thumb

Title: The Accidental Billionaires
Author(s): Ben Mezrich
ISBN: 1-4159-6565-X / 978-1-4159-6565-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

November 2009 : UK Kindle edition
thumb

Title: The Accidental Billionaires: Sex, Money, Betrayal and the Founding of Facebook
Author(s): Ben Mezrich
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   


July 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumb

Title: The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal
Author(s): Ben Mezrich
Publisher: Anchor
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA