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Ben Mezrich walks for water

Author Ben Mezrich carried two 40-pound jerrycans filled with water at the W Hotel earlier this week.

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Author Ben Mezrich carried two 40-pound jerrycans filled with water at the W Hotel earlier this week.

Why was Ben Mezrich carrying two 40-pound jerrycans filled with water at the W Hotel this week? The “Accidental Billionaires” author was among a few VIPs who took part in a fund-raiser for charity: water, a nonprofit that tries to bring clean drinking water to people in developing nations. More than 100 people particpated in the water walk, including Scott Harrison, Michaelangelo L’Acqua, Ricardo Rodriguez, Daniela Corte, Sean William Donovan, Kevin Starr, and Adriana and Tarek Hassan.

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