Ben Mezrich

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Bestselling Author of Dumb MoneyThe Accidental Billionaires, and Bitcoin Billionaires

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Ben Mezrich: Biography at a Glance

  • Ben Mezrich is a bestselling author known for capturing the details of the biggest stories and events of our time. 
  • His recent bestselling book, The Antisocial Network, was adapted into the movie Dumb Money and rereleased as a book by the same name. The book offers the definitive take on an unforgettable event in financial history - the GameStop short squeeze that took down one of the biggest hedge funds on Wall Street.
  • His upcoming book, Breaking Twitter, details Elon Musk's controversial takeover of the social media site. 
  • He told the story of the founders of Facebook in his book The Accidental Billionaires, which stayed on The New York Times Bestseller list for 18 weeks before becoming the Oscar-winning film The Social Network.
  • Mezrich's book, Bitcoin Billionaires, will be adapted into an upcoming film. It details how the Winklevoss brothers who famously sued Mark Zuckerberg for stealing their idea for Facebook, invested a portion of their $65 million settlement in cryptocurrency.
  • His other titles include Bringing Down The House, The MechanicThe 37th Parallel, Once Upon a Time in Russia, Seven Wonders, Straight Flush, Ugly Americans, and Sex on the Moon.



With a writing career spanning 19 years, Mezrich has authored twenty 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 on the New York Times Bestseller List and spent 18 weeks there 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.

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 WoollySeven WondersOnce Upon a Time in Russia, and The 37th Parallel.

Ben’s book Bitcoin Billionaires chronicles the second act of wonder twins Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss as they claw their way through Silicon Valley and come out on top as the first bitcoin billionaires after an unlikely-to-win battle with the omnipotent Empire–Facebook.

His book, Dumb Money, offers the definitive take on an unforgettable event in financial history - the GameStop short squeeze that took down one of the biggest hedge funds on Wall Street.


Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millionsarrow-down

The #1 national bestseller, now a major motion picture, 21—the amazing inside story about a gambling ring of M.I.T. students who beat the system in Vegas—and lived to tell how.

The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebookarrow-down

The stunning tale of a new breed of cultural insurgent: a genius who sparked a revolution and changed the face of human interaction for a generation, and perhaps forever.

Bitcoin Billionaires: A True Story of Genius, Betrayal, and Redemptionarrow-down

From Ben Mezrich, the New York Times bestselling author of The Accidental Billionaires and Bringing Down the House, comes Bitcoin Billionaires--the fascinating story of brothers Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss's big bet on crypto-currency and its dazzling pay-off.

The World of Ben Mezrich: From Russian Oligarchs to UFOs and Bestsellers
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