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The Accidental Billionaires - The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal-logo

The Accidental Billionaires - The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal

Ben Mezrich

The high-energy tale of how two socially awkward Ivy Leaguers, trying to increase their chances with the opposite sex, ended up creating Facebook. Eduardo Saverin and Mark Zuckerberg were Harvard undergraduates and best friends-outsiders at a school filled with polished prep-school grads and long-time legacies. They shared both academic brilliance in math and a geeky awkwardness with women. Eduardo figured their ticket to social acceptance-and sexual success-was getting invited to join one of the university's Final Clubs, a constellation of elite societies that had groomed generations of the most powerful men in the world and ranked on top of the inflexible hierarchy at Harvard. Mark, with less of an interest in what the campus alpha males thought of him, happened to be a computer genius of the first order. Which he used to find a more direct route to social stardom: one lonely night, Mark hacked into the university's computer system, creating a ratable database of all the female students on campus-and subsequently crashing the university's servers and nearly getting himself kicked out of school. In that moment, in his Harvard dorm room, the framework for Facebook was born. What followed-a real-life adventure filled with slick venture capitalists, stunning women, and six-foot-five-inch identical-twin Olympic rowers-makes for one of the most entertaining and compelling books of the year. Before long, Eduardo's and Mark's different ideas about Facebook created in their relationship faint cracks, which soon spiraled into out-and-out warfare. The collegiate exuberance that marked their collaboration fell prey to the adult world of lawyers and money. The great irony is that while Facebook succeeded by bringing people together, its very success tore two best friends apart. The Accidental Billionaires is a compulsively readable story of innocence lost-and of the unusual creation of a company that has revolutionized the way hundreds of millions of people relate to one another. Ben Mezrich, a Harvard graduate, has p

The high-energy tale of how two socially awkward Ivy Leaguers, trying to increase their chances with the opposite sex, ended up creating Facebook. Eduardo Saverin and Mark Zuckerberg were Harvard undergraduates and best friends-outsiders at a school filled with polished prep-school grads and long-time legacies. They shared both academic brilliance in math and a geeky awkwardness with women. Eduardo figured their ticket to social acceptance-and sexual success-was getting invited to join one of the university's Final Clubs, a constellation of elite societies that had groomed generations of the most powerful men in the world and ranked on top of the inflexible hierarchy at Harvard. Mark, with less of an interest in what the campus alpha males thought of him, happened to be a computer genius of the first order. Which he used to find a more direct route to social stardom: one lonely night, Mark hacked into the university's computer system, creating a ratable database of all the female students on campus-and subsequently crashing the university's servers and nearly getting himself kicked out of school. In that moment, in his Harvard dorm room, the framework for Facebook was born. What followed-a real-life adventure filled with slick venture capitalists, stunning women, and six-foot-five-inch identical-twin Olympic rowers-makes for one of the most entertaining and compelling books of the year. Before long, Eduardo's and Mark's different ideas about Facebook created in their relationship faint cracks, which soon spiraled into out-and-out warfare. The collegiate exuberance that marked their collaboration fell prey to the adult world of lawyers and money. The great irony is that while Facebook succeeded by bringing people together, its very success tore two best friends apart. The Accidental Billionaires is a compulsively readable story of innocence lost-and of the unusual creation of a company that has revolutionized the way hundreds of millions of people relate to one another. Ben Mezrich, a Harvard graduate, has p
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The high-energy tale of how two socially awkward Ivy Leaguers, trying to increase their chances with the opposite sex, ended up creating Facebook. Eduardo Saverin and Mark Zuckerberg were Harvard undergraduates and best friends-outsiders at a school filled with polished prep-school grads and long-time legacies. They shared both academic brilliance in math and a geeky awkwardness with women. Eduardo figured their ticket to social acceptance-and sexual success-was getting invited to join one of the university's Final Clubs, a constellation of elite societies that had groomed generations of the most powerful men in the world and ranked on top of the inflexible hierarchy at Harvard. Mark, with less of an interest in what the campus alpha males thought of him, happened to be a computer genius of the first order. Which he used to find a more direct route to social stardom: one lonely night, Mark hacked into the university's computer system, creating a ratable database of all the female students on campus-and subsequently crashing the university's servers and nearly getting himself kicked out of school. In that moment, in his Harvard dorm room, the framework for Facebook was born. What followed-a real-life adventure filled with slick venture capitalists, stunning women, and six-foot-five-inch identical-twin Olympic rowers-makes for one of the most entertaining and compelling books of the year. Before long, Eduardo's and Mark's different ideas about Facebook created in their relationship faint cracks, which soon spiraled into out-and-out warfare. The collegiate exuberance that marked their collaboration fell prey to the adult world of lawyers and money. The great irony is that while Facebook succeeded by bringing people together, its very success tore two best friends apart. The Accidental Billionaires is a compulsively readable story of innocence lost-and of the unusual creation of a company that has revolutionized the way hundreds of millions of people relate to one another. Ben Mezrich, a Harvard graduate, has p

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mike Chamberlain

Length:

7h 21m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:21


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:57


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:46


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:24


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:15


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:19


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:54


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:10


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:27


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:28


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:55


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:06


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:18


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:56


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:27


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:51


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:50


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:15


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:41


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:49


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:14


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:51


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:00


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:53


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:40


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:28


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:39


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:13


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:41


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:59


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:12


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:40


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:07


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:58


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:35


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:10


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:09


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:00


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:39


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:24


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:33


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:45


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:28


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:19


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:43


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:51


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:50


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:11


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:18


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:51


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:14


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:35


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:44


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:31


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:17


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:55


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:52


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:22


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:44


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:31


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:44


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:22


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:53


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:51


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:06


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:25


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:07


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:53


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:52


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:02


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:12


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:39


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:28


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:38


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:41


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:15


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:09


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:35


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:10


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:16


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:19


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:05


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:21


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:23


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

00:33