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Best-Selling Author, "The Accidental Billionaires"

Ben Mezrich: Biography at a Glance

  • Author of The Accidental Billionaires, which stayed on The New York Times bestseller list for 18 weeks before becoming the Oscar-winning film The Social Network.
  • His book Bringing Down The House sold over two million copies before it was adapted into the hit film 21.
  • His latest book, Bitcoin Billionaires, details how the Winklevoss brothers - who famously accused Mark Zuckerberg of stealing their idea for Facebook and settled for $65 million - invested a portion of their settlement in cryptocurrency. When Bitcoin’s total value breached $100 billion, the brothers were left with a very hefty sum.
  • His other titles include The 37th Parallel, Once Upon a Time in Russia, Seven Wonders, Straight Flush, Ugly Americans and Sex on the Moon.
Best-Selling Author, "The Accidental Billionaires"

New York Times Bestselling Author, Ben Mezrich cracked the Hollywood Reporter’s annual hot list: Hollywood’s 25 Most Powerful Authors. This power list of authors touted to be “the industry’s most sought-after word nerds” is based on stats like Mezrich’s multiple movie deals in production such as Woolly, his newest non-fiction book about the resurrection of the woolly mammoth from frozen DNA, Seven Wonders, Once Upon a Time in Russia, and The 37th Parallel. 

With a writing career spanning 19 years, Mezrich has authored nineteen books, with a combined printing of over 4 million copies, including the wildly successful Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions, which spent sixty-three weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, and sold over 2 million copies in fifteen languages and was adapted into the #1 Box Office movie 21. His book, The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, a Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal – debuted at #4 on the New York Times list and spent 18 weeks in hardcover and paperback, as well as hit bestseller lists in over a dozen countries. The book was adapted into the movie The Social Network and was #1 at the box office, won Golden Globes for best picture, best director, best adapted screenplay, best score, and was nominated for 8 Oscars, winning 3 including Best Adapted Screenplay. Mezrich and Aaron Sorkin shared a prestigious Scripter Award for Best Adapted Screenplay as well. Mezrich is the only non-fiction author to have two number one box office movie adaptations which has earned him the title of Sexiest Author on People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive List.

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