The Wolf of Wall Street

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John Murray Press, Sep 1, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 300 pages

Stock market multimillionaire at 26. Federal convict at 36. The iconic true story of greed, power and excess.

THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER AND MAJOR MOVIE SENSATION, DIRECTED BY MARTIN SCORSESE AND STARRING LEONARDO DICAPRIO

'What separates Jordan's story from others like it, is the brutal honesty.' - Leonardo DiCaprio

By day he made thousands of dollars a minute. By night he spent it as fast as he could. From the binge that sunk a 170-foot motor yacht and ran up a $700,000 hotel tab, to the wife and kids who waited for him for at home, and the fast-talking, hard-partying young stockbrokers who called him king and did his bidding, here, in Jordan Belfort's own words, is the story of the ill-fated genius they called THE WOLF OF WALL STREET.

In the 1990s Jordan Belfort became one of the most infamous names in American finance: a brilliant, conniving stock-chopper who led his merry mob on a wild ride out of the canyons of Wall Street and into a massive office on Long Island. It's an extraordinary story of greed, power and excess no one could invent - and then it all came crashing down.

'The outrageous memoirs of the real Gordon Gekko' Daily Mail
'Reads like a cross between Tom Wolfe's Bonfire of the Vanities and Scorsese's Goodfellas' Sunday Times

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User Review  - MHanover10 - LibraryThing

This book solidifies why I don't like Wall Street. The excessiveness, the drug abuse, the entitlement. It turns my stomach and Jordan Belfort is one of the worse. Don't know if I want to see the movie ... Read full review

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User Review  - browner56 - LibraryThing

The Wolf of Wall Street chronicles the professional and personal rise and subsequent fall of Jordan Belfort, a world-class stock market manipulator, money launderer, drug addict, serial philanderer ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Jordan Belfort was born in Queens, New York. He hustled ices to put himself through college, showing early entrepreneurial flair. His first business sent him bankrupt at twenty-four so he went down to Wall St with $100 in his pocket and ended up building one of the largest brokerages in America - the now infamous Stratton Oakmont. A hard partying lifestyle ended in crash and burn. Ultimately indicted by the federal government, Belfort served twenty-two months in prison, and time in rehab. He's now a highly successful motivational speaker.
His story has been made into a Golden Globe-winning and Academy Award-nominated film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Martin Scorsese.
He is currently living in Los Angeles.