Accidental Billionaires : The Founding Of Facebook : A Tale Of Sex, Money, Genius And Betrayal by Ben Mezrich
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“The Social Network, the highly anticipated film, was based on the book The Accidental Billionaires written by Ben Mezrich,” stated The New York Times.
Eduardo Saverin and Mark Zuckerberg were best friends who aspired to make a name for themselves in the competitive and accomplished community of Harvard University. They tirelessly searched for an opportunity to stand out. In 2003, Zuckerberg managed to hack into Harvard’s computer system, causing havoc on the campus network. Despite almost facing expulsion, this incident ignited Zuckerberg’s remarkable idea to create Facebook, an online platform that forever changed communication worldwide.
With Saverin’s financial support, their small start-up quickly grew, making its way from a dorm room to Silicon Valley. Unfortunately, conflicting visions for Facebook’s future turned these once loyal friends into bitter foes. The joy and excitement they once shared during their collaboration soon transformed into an all-out battle as they entered the cutthroat realm of venture capitalists, money tycoons, and legal disputes.
The Accidental Billionaires: The True Story of the Founding of Facebook
Ben Mezrich, the author of The Accidental Billionaires, shares the story behind his book at the B EA Book Expo America. The book tells the true story of how Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin. Mezrich explains how he became interested in the story and how he conducted his research, which involved immersing himself in the lives of the people involved. The book, which is embargoed at the time of the interview, contains controversial details that some people at Facebook were not happy about. However, Mezrich believes that the movie adaptation of the book will generate even more attention for the company. He also expresses his admiration for Facebook and its impact on society, predicting that it will continue to grow in the future.