Ben Mezrich

Ben Mezrich

New York Times Bestselling Author of The Accidental Billionaires and Bringing Down the House

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New York Times Bestselling Author of The Accidental Billionaires and Bringing Down the House

New York Times Bestselling Author, Ben Mezrich cracked the Hollywood Reporter’s annual hot list: Hollywood’s 25 Most Powerful Authors. Mezrich was chosen among a group of 11 new authors to join this power list of 25 authors that are touted to be “the industry’s most sought-after word nerds.”

Hollywood Author

According to writers Andy Lewis and Rebecca Ford at The Hollywood Reporter, the list is derived from book sales, number of adaptations, projects in development, additional credits and cultural influence. Mezrich clocks in at #17 among other stats like his multiple movie deals in production such as Woolly, about the resurrection of the woolly mammoth from frozen DNA, Seven Wonders, and Once Upon a Time in Russia. This all comes off of the heels of a successful launch of New York Times Bestseller--The 37th Parallel: The Secret Truth Behind America’s UFO Highway. Ben's latest book is Bitcoin Billionaires about twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss who invested heavily in the cryptocurrency.

Nonfiction

Ben Mezrich has created his own highly addictive genre of nonfiction, chronicling the amazing stories of young geniuses making tons of money on the edge of impossibility, ethics, and morality.

Books

With a writing career spanning 19 years, wonderboy Mezrich has authored nineteen 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.

Movie Adaptations

His book, The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, a Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal – debuted at #4 on the New York Times list and spent 18 weeks 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 –written by Aaron Sorkin and directed by David Fincher – and was #1 at the box office for two weeks, 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 for Aaron Sorkin. 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.

Television

Mezrich has appeared often on TV, including a stint on Court TV with his own series titled High Stakes with Ben Mezrich. Mezrich also hosted the World Series of Blackjack for GSN, and is hosting for a second season CNBC’s series The Filthy Rich Guide. In addition, to his hosting gigs, Mezrich has several scripted and non-scripted TV projects in the works, including an adaptation of Ugly Americans to a TV Series with producer Jerry Bruckheimer.

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

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

Hollywood and the Stories that Behind it All

Bitcoin Billionaires

Based on Ben's latest book, Bitcoin Billionaires, about twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss who invested heavily in the cryptocurrency.

  • Bitcoin Billionaires: A True Story of Genius, Betrayal, and Redemption
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  • Woolly: The True Story of the Quest to Revive History's Most Iconic Extinct Creature
    Woolly: The True Story of the Quest to Revive History's Most Iconic Extinct Creature Purchase Book
  • Sex on the Moon: The Amazing Story Behind the Most Audacious Heist in History
    Sex on the Moon: The Amazing Story Behind the Most Audacious Heist in History Purchase Book
  • Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.i.t. Students Who Took Vegas
    Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.i.t. Students Who Took Vegas Purchase Book
  • The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal
    The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal Purchase Book
  • Ugly Americans: The True Story of the Ivy League Cowboys Who Raided the Asian Markets for Millions
    Ugly Americans: The True Story of the Ivy League Cowboys Who Raided the Asian Markets for Millions Purchase Book
  • Rigged: The True Story of an Ivy League Kid Who Changed the World of Oil, from Wall Street to Dubai
    Rigged: The True Story of an Ivy League Kid Who Changed the World of Oil, from Wall Street to Dubai Purchase Book

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  • Bitcoin Billionaires: A True Story of Genius, Betrayal, and Redemption
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