Jordan Belfort: The Wolf Of Wall Street Essay examples

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Jordan Belfort, a multi-million dollar scam artist who travelled the road to riches. While travelling this journey, he established many relationships that helped him reach such destination. The memoir The Wolf of Wall Street portrays the relationships and influences people had on Jordan and vice versa. The three biggest influences that Jordan encountered were Mark Hanna, Danny Porush and Nadine Belfort.
Jordan was constantly living under pressure from stocks and whether they rise or not, he often resorted to narcotics to relieve some tension. In fact, drugs played such a huge role in his life because he constantly brags that “I could sedate Guatemala for over a month!” But Jordan wasn’t always a drug fiend; in fact he was introduced to
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Mark Hanna taught Jordan Belfort he knows about selling stocks. Mark Hanna was the manager at the Wall Street Stock Market. Jordan often looked up to him because he made over one million dollars in one year. This is ironic because Jordan felt that he would never be able to make that much money ever in his life, when just a couple years later he would make that much in just one week! Jordan used the tips he learned from Mark Hanna to construct various plans to become rich. Mark Hanna was not a very honest person to his clients but his clients at the end of the day were making money. He regularly told Jordan that lying to clients is the best way to make the most profit.
““The name of the game, moving money from your clients pocket to your pocket”, Mark stated. “But if you can make your clients money at the same time it’s advantageous to everyone, correct?” “No, Mark replied…Okay, first rule of Wall Street-nobody and I don’t care if you are Warren Buffet or Jimmy Buffet- knows if a stock is going up, down or sideways, least of all stock brokers. But we have to pretend we know.”” (8)
Jordan later quit the Wall Street Stock Market because he believed he has learned enough to make money on his own. Using the tips he’s learned from Mark Hanna, both the beneficial and detrimental, he goes on to open up his own penny stock broking business, Stratton Oakmont.
Stratton Oakmont and Danny Porush didn’t arrive into Jordan’s timeline directly after,
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