Author Ben Mezrich has a net worth of $35 million, in addition to having written several important books. He accumulated his net worth mostly thought the popularity of books like The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal about Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, and Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six MIT Students Who Took Vegas for Millions. The former was recently turned into the hit movie from David Fincher, The Social Network. The latter was his breakthrough work that was also turned into a (much less acclaimed) film, about a group of MIT students who conspire to cheat at blackjack and rip off a Vegas casino. Mezrich has also branched out into the world of fiction, writing several novels. One of them is Reaper, which deals with a computer virus. As has become seemingly standard practice, this book was also turned into a movie; this one made for TV and called Fatal Error. He also receives a screenwriting credit on the episode of the FOX supernatural thriller series The X-Files entitled "Skin." Although Mezrich is most known for his highly readable non fiction books, he clearly has an aptitude for fiction as well.