JORDAN BELFORT Biography / Background
Nicknamed "the Wolf of Wall Street," Jordan Belfort made millions in the 1990s through his investment company, Stratton Oakmont. His memoir is the basis for the 2013 Martin Scorsese film The Wolf of Wall Street, starring Leonardo Dicapro.
Born in Queens, New York, on July 9, 1962, Jordan Belfort had a natural talent as a salesman at an early age, operating a meat and seafood business in the 1980s. After that company went bust, Belfort began selling stocks in 1987. He was running his own investment operation, Stratton Oakmont, by 1989. The company made millions illegally, defrauding its investors. The Securities Exchange Commission began efforts to stop the company's errant ways in 1992. In 1999,…show more content… Life After Prison
In 2008, Jodran Belfort published his memoir, The Wolf of Wall Street, using one of his nicknames as the title. The book explored his meteoric rise and explosive crash in the financial world. The following year, Belfort released a second memoir, Catching the Wolf of Wall Street, which detailed his life after his arrest. In 2013, a film adaptation of The Wolf of Wall Street, directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Belfort, hit the big screen.
These days, Belfort lives in Los Angeles, California, to be close to his two children, Chandler and Carter, from his second marriage. He now operates his own company, which provides sales training and markets Straight Line training programs aimed at building wealth. Belfort claims to have straightened up his act. In an interview with the Daily Mail, he explained, "I'm a wolf who became a more benevolent character." Belfort has reportedly paid $14 million of the $110 million fine against him.
JORDAN BELFORT Considered as a Leader
JORDAN BELFORT was a born entrepreneur. When he was eight years old he had a newspaper round where he was knocking on people’s door and making money and building that up and then he sold that when he was 10. When he was 12 years old he was shovelling snow in driveways and making 20 bucks per person – they had a lot of snow in the winter and he made a few hundred bucks out of that.
When he was 16 he hit it big for the first