• The Accidental Billionaires

  • Sex, Money, Betrayal and the Founding of Facebook
  • By: Ben Mezrich
  • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
  • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 12-29-10
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
  • 4 out of 5 stars 3.9 (12 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The Accidental Billionaires is the inspiration behind the Oscar winning film, The Social Network, dramatising Zuckerberg’s success and proving you don’t get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies…
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.
©2009 Ben Mezrich (P)2010 Random House Audio
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5 out of 5 stars
By Paul on 04-08-13

A good read

I listened to this book over a period of 5 days.

Every time I had a break from my busy schedule, which is not a lot, I listened to the book.



It is very enlightening. I was happy to learn all the details of the Facebook story.

I had already watched the movie "The Social Network" and this book filled in all the gaps. It also helped to put everything into context and to clear up any exaggerations from the movie.

It is a very worthwhile book to listen to especially for anyone who is interested in knowing how life events shape the world.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Tobias on 03-04-18

Great book

I found myself listening whenever I could! A great book, especially for fans of 'The Social Network'.

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