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Ben Mezrich

Bestselling author, ‘The Antisocial Network’

Ben Mezrich

Ben Mezrich is an author with a writing career spanning close to two decades. He has authored 20 books, with a combined print of over four million copies, including the wildly successful Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions (2002), which spent sixty-three weeks on The New York Times Bestseller List, sold over two million copies in fifteen languages and was adapted into the No.1 Box Office movie, 21. He also wrote another The New York Times bestseller The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal (2010) which was adapted into the movie The Social Network. The movie topped the box office and won Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Score at the 2011 Golden Globe Awards, as well as received eight Oscar nominations, winning three including Best Adapted Screenplay.

Mr. Mezrich’s newest book Bitcoin Billionaires: A True Story of Genius, Betrayal, and Redemption (2019) chronicles the second act of the Winklevoss wonder twins as they navigate through Silicon Valley and emerge as the first bitcoin billionaires after an unlikely-to-win battle against Facebook.

Mr. Mezrich was named among Hollywood Reporter’s Hollywood’s 25 Most Powerful Authors in 2016. As the “the industry’s most sought-after word nerds”, the power list of authors is based on statistics including Mr. Mezrich’s multiple movie deals in production based on his books including Woolly: The True Story of the Quest to Revive One of History's Most Iconic Extinct Creatures (2017), The 37th Parallel: The Secret Truth Behind America's UFO Highway (2016), Once Upon a Time in Russia: The Rise of the Oligarchs―A True Story of Ambition, Wealth, Betrayal, and Murder (2015), and Seven Wonders (2014).

Mr. Mezrich graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Studies, magma cum laude from Harvard University.