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The Accidental Billionaires

The Accidental Billionaires

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

  • Author: Ben Mezrich
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • ISBN: 0385532199
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 288
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER “The Social Network, the much anticipated movie…adapted from Ben Mezrich’s book The Accidental Billionaires.” —The New York Times Best friends Eduardo Saverin and Mark Zuckerberg had spent many lonely nights looking for a way to stand out among Harvard University’s elite, competitive, and accomplished student body. Then, in 2003, Zuckerberg hacked into Harvard’s computers, crashed the campus network, almost got himself expelled, and was inspired to create Facebook, the social networking site that has since revolutionized communication around the world. With Saverin’s funding their tiny start-up went from dorm room to Silicon Valley. But conflicting ideas about Facebook’s future transformed the friends into enemies. Soon, the undergraduate exuberance that marked their collaboration turned into out-and-out warfare as it fell prey to the adult world of venture capitalists, big money, and lawyers. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Accidental Billionaire

The Accidental Billionaire

  • Author: Tom McLaughlin
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press - Children
  • ISBN: 0192749579
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
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A new, hilarious book from author Tom McLaughlin, creator of the highly-acclaimed The Accidental Prime Minister. Funny by Name. Funny by Nature. Jasper Spam is mad about science, the problem is that all of his experiments tend to end in a BANG, until one day quite accidentally Jasper manages to invent something that will change the world forever ...One crazy experiment involving a shed, a mallet, and a poorly aimed laser beam results in Jasper's cat Rover, becoming the world's first talking cat. Finally an invention that works - the Cat Chat 2000! Soon people are handing over all of their cash to get a talking cat. With his new found wealth Jasper can finally live the life he's always dreamed of - buying a mansion, sports team, and producing a Hollywood blockbuster. But is there a huge price to pay for bringing talking cats to the world, and money won't be able to solve the problem that the Cat Chat 2000 has caused.

Sex on the Moon

Sex on the Moon

The Amazing Story Behind the Most Audacious Heist in Histroy

  • Author: Ben Mezrich
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • ISBN: 0385533934
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 304
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From the bestselling author of The Accidental Billionaires and Bringing Down the House, this is the incredible true story of how a college student and two female accomplices stole some of the rarest objects on the planet—moon rocks—from an "impregnable" high-tech vault. But breaking into a highly secure laboratory wasn't easy. Thad Roberts, an intern in a prestigious NASA training program, would have to concoct a meticulous plan to get past security checkpoints, an electronically locked door with cipher security codes, and camera-lined hallways even before he could get his hands on the 600-pound safe. And then how was he supposed to get it out? And what does one do with an item so valuable that it's illegal even to own? With his signature high-velocity style, Mezrich reconstructs the outlandish heist and tells a story of genius, love, and duplicity that reads like a Hollywood thrill ride.

Ensnared

Ensnared

  • Author: J. S. Scott
  • Publisher: Montlake Romance
  • ISBN: 9781503905474
  • Category:
  • Page: 248
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Love is worth a fortune in this sizzling novel of accidental romance and riches by New York Times bestselling author J.S. Scott. Wildlife conservationist Jade Sinclair isn't used to having money. But when she and her siblings learned they were part of the mega-rich Sinclair dynasty, they became billionaires overnight. Jade doesn't even know how to act rich, especially when she's dealing with an arrogant, privileged, unreasonably sexy snob like Eli Stone. Unlike Jade, Eli grew up rich, and he just keeps getting richer. Eli is always looking for an adventure, and he's found an inviting one in Jade--as resistant as she is irresistible. His less-than-honorable plan? Get her alone in the wilderness by buying out all the spots in her survival class. Calling a truce, they strike a bargain: Jade will teach Eli basic survival skills, and he'll teach her how to navigate the world of the wealthy elite. Jade has only one condition--she will not let herself be seduced by him. But some things are easier said than done...

Once Upon a Time in Russia

Once Upon a Time in Russia

The Rise of the Oligarchs—A True Story of Ambition, Wealth, Betrayal, and Murder

  • Author: Ben Mezrich
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 147677191X
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 288
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The New York Times bestselling author of Bringing Down the House and The Accidental Billionaires tells his most incredible story yet: A true drama of obscene wealth, crime, rivalry, and betrayal from deep inside the world of billionaire Russian oligarchs that Booklist called “one more example of just how talented a storyteller [Mezrich] is.” Meet two larger-than-life Russians: former mathematician Boris Berezovsky, who moved into more lucrative ventures as well as politics, becoming known as the Godfather of the Kremlin; and Roman Abramovich, a dashing young entrepreneur who built one of Russia’s largest oil companies from the ground up. After a chance meeting on a yacht in the Caribbean, the men became locked in a complex partnership, surfing the waves of privatization after the fall of the Soviet regime and amassing mega fortunes while also taking the reins of power in Russia. With Berezovsky serving as the younger entrepreneur’s krysha—literally, his roof, his protector—they battled their way through the “Wild East” of Russia until their relationship soured when Berezovsky attacked President Vladimir Putin in the media. Dead bodies trailed Berezovsky as he escaped to London, where an associate died painfully of Polonium poisoning, creating an international furor. As Abramovich prospered, Berezovsky was found dead in a luxurious London town house, declared a suicide. With unprecedented, exclusive first-person sourcing, Mezrich takes us inside a world of unimaginable wealth, power, and corruption to uncover this exciting story, a true-life thriller epic for our time—“Wolf Hall on the Moskva” (Bookpage).

The Accidental Prime Minister

The Accidental Prime Minister

  • Author: Tom McLaughlin
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press - Children
  • ISBN: 0192737775
  • Category:
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Seven Wonders

Seven Wonders

  • Author: Ben Mezrich
  • Publisher: Running Press
  • ISBN: 0762453834
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 320
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When the reclusive mathematician Jeremy Grady is murdered, it's up to his estranged brother Jack to find out why. Jack's search leads him on a far-flung journey—from Brazil, India, Peru, and beyond—as he unravels the mystery that links the Seven Wonders of the World, and discovers that Jeremy may have hit upon something that's been concealed for centuries. With the help of scientist Sloane Costa, they discover a conspiracy to hide a roadmap to the Garden of Eden—and the truth behind a mythological ancient culture. With a heart-pounding pace and panoramic backdrops, Seven Wonders is an electrifying read, and will be the first in a trilogy.

The Accidental Time Traveller

The Accidental Time Traveller

  • Author: Janis Mackay
  • Publisher: Floris Books
  • ISBN: 0863159737
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 240
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Winner of the Scottish Children's Book Award 2013 Younger Readers (8-11 years) category. I'm not mad, ok? I know this sounds off the wall, but I was just walking to the corner shop and this girl almost got hit by a car. She grabbed hold of me and told me her name's Agatha Black and she's here from the past. At first I thought she was nuts but maybe it's true. She doesn't get traffic, she's freaked out by photos and she's terrified of TV. And she knows about the past -- body snatchers, making fires, and pet monkeys. Her dad does a bit of time travel. But obviously, he's not very good at it. I mean, he got her lost. Now it's me that has to get her back ? to 1812!

The Accidental Secret Agent

The Accidental Secret Agent

  • Author: Tom McLaughlin
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press - Children
  • ISBN: 0192744402
  • Category:
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Idea Man

Idea Man

A Memoir by the Co-founder of Microsoft

  • Author: Paul Allen
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780241954126
  • Category: Businesspeople
  • Page: 346
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According to Time, Paul Allen is one of the 100 Most Influential People In The World. Idea Man is the story of the fascinating life of a man who has made an unprecedented impact in science, technology, business, sports, music, and philanthropy.His memoir features previously untold stories that offer insight into everything from the true origins of Microsoft to a behind-the-scenes view of the dawn of private space travel. It offers reflections from someone who has led an extraordinary life, learned a lot, and helped improve the world.

The Billionaire's Accidental Bride

The Billionaire's Accidental Bride

  • Author: Kimmy Love
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN: 9781519372314
  • Category: Billionaires
  • Page: 400
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Annaya's wild streak has often got her into trouble before but this situation is something else. After going to Vegas for a girl's weekend, one drink led to another and before she knew it she was waking up in bed next to a man she did not know. As it turns out, that man was Billionaire playboy Jack Casali and this was not just a one night stand, they also got married too! Annaya now has to face up to the reality of being known by the press as the "Billionaire's Accidental Bride" and the two strangers face a race against time to get their accidental marriage annulled and putting this incident behind them. However, it seems that fate might have other plans for them...

The Accidental

The Accidental

  • Author: Ali Smith
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • ISBN: 0307279758
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 320
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Filled with Ali Smith's trademark wordplay and inventive storytelling, here is the dizzyingly entertaining, wickedly humorous story of a mysterious stranger whose sudden appearance during a family’s summer holiday transforms four variously unhappy people. Each of the Smarts—parents Eve and Michael, son Magnus, and the youngest, daughter Astrid—encounter Amber in his or her own solipsistic way, but somehow her presence allows them to see their lives (and their life together) in a new light. Smith’s narrative freedom and exhilarating facility with language propel the novel to its startling, wonderfully enigmatic conclusion.

Billionaire Unattainable ~ Mason

Billionaire Unattainable ~ Mason

A Billionaire's Obsession Novel

  • Author: J. S. Scott
  • Publisher: J. S. Scott
  • ISBN: 1946660760
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 210
  • View: 6237
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Mason Lawson's storyBook 14 of The Billionare's Obsession series

King Larry

King Larry

The Life and Ruins of a Billionaire Genius

  • Author: James D. Scurlock
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1416593942
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 352
  • View: 781
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A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

Billionaire Boy

Billionaire Boy

  • Author: David Walliams
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 0007446357
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 288
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A hilarious, touching and extraordinary fable from David Walliams, number one bestseller and fastest growing children’s author across the globey, with EXCLUSIVE audio and video from David Walliams

The Accidental Apprentice

The Accidental Apprentice

  • Author: Vikas Swarup
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1471113183
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 448
  • View: 858
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As heard on BBC Woman's Hour From the author of the book behind the blockbuster movie Slumdog Millionaire, a brilliant novel about life changing in an instant. In life you never get what you deserve: you get what you negotiate… What would you do if, out of the blue, a billionaire industrialist decided to make you the CEO of his company? No prior business experience necessary. There is only one catch: you need to pass seven tests from the 'textbook of life'. This is the offer made to Sapna Sinha, an ordinary salesgirl in an electronics boutique in downtown Delhi, by Vinay Mohan Acharya, one of India's richest men. Thus begins the most challenging journey of Sapna's life, one that will test her character, her courage and her capabilities. Along the way she encounters a host of memorable personalities, from a vain Bollywood superstar to a kleptomaniac Gandhian. At stake is a business empire worth ten billion dollars, and the future she has always dreamt of. But are the seven tests for real or is Acharya playing a deeper game, one driven by a perverse fantasy? From the acclaimed author of Slumdog Millionaire, one of the biggest films of the decade, comes this compelling, suspenseful tale of the power of dreams, the lure of money and the universal need to know who we are. Praise forThe Accidental Apprentice: 'It's easy to forget that before it was retitled for Hollywood, Slumdog Millionairewas a novel called Q&A,which makes its author, Vikas Swarup, probably the most successful Indian author you've never heard of…. Gripping stuff… Perhaps The Accidental Apprenticeis awaiting its Danny Boyle'The Times Praise for Q&A/Slumdog Millionaire 'A colourful portrait of Indian society is painted with remarkable lightness and wit' Sunday Telegraph 'Absorbing and richly entertaining reading' The Times

The Facebook Effect

The Facebook Effect

The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World

  • Author: David Kirkpatrick
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1439102120
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 372
  • View: 1966
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An insider's history of the online social network traces the collaborations and conflicts among its founders, the personalities that shaped its development, and the ways in which the site has become an integral part of contemporary culture.

Billionaire Unchallenged

Billionaire Unchallenged

The Billionaire's Obsession ~ Carter

  • Author: J. S. Scott
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781946660633
  • Category:
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Bitcoin Billionaires

Bitcoin Billionaires

  • Author: Ben Mezrich
  • Publisher: Flatiron Books
  • ISBN: 125021775X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 384
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From Ben Mezrich, the New York Times bestselling author of The Accidental Billionaires and Bringing Down the House, comes Bitcoin Billionaires--the fascinating story of brothers Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss's big bet on crypto-currency and its dazzling pay-off. Ben Mezrich's 2009 bestseller The Accidental Billionaires is the definitive account of Facebook's founding and the basis for the Academy Award–winning film The Social Network. Two of the story's iconic characters are Harvard students Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss: identical twins, Olympic rowers, and foils to Mark Zuckerberg. Bitcoin Billionaires is the story of the brothers’ redemption and revenge in the wake of their epic legal battle with Facebook. Planning to start careers as venture capitalists, the brothers quickly discover that no one will take their money after their fight with Zuckerberg. While nursing their wounds in Ibiza, they accidentally run into an eccentric character who tells them about a brand-new idea: cryptocurrency. Immersing themselves in what is then an obscure and sometimes sinister world, they begin to realize “crypto” is, in their own words, "either the next big thing or total bulls--t." There’s nothing left to do but make a bet. From the Silk Road to the halls of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Bitcoin Billionaires will take us on a wild and surprising ride while illuminating a tantalizing economic future. On November 26, 2017, the Winklevoss brothers became the first bitcoin billionaires. Here’s the story of how they got there—as only Ben Mezrich could tell it.