WOLF OF WALL STREET INFO

WHO IS THE WOLF OF WALL STREET?

Jordan Befort wearing a suit and looking at the camera

As the founder of Long Island’s infamous brokerage firm Stratton Oakmont, Jordan Belfort lived an exorbitant lifestyle on the proceeds of illegal 'pump and dump' schemes. By the age of 34, his firm had taken more than twenty companies’ public and he had amassed a personal fortune well into the hundreds of millions. To law enforcers he was the mastermind behind a multibillion dollar securities fraud empire, but to those he employed, the so called ‘Strattonites’, he was the ‘Wolf of Wall Street’.

His globetrotting lifestyle was the stuff of legends filled with private jets, drug fueled nights and a super model wife. But after years of drug abuse, a $700,000 hotel bill and the destruction of his 256ft super yacht, ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’s’ rein came to an end in 1998 with the forced closure of Stratton Oakmont and his arrest for securities fraud.

The story of Jordan Belfort’s dramatic rise and fall, and the insane period in-between, is set to be released as a motion picture in late 2013. Directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Jordan Belfort, the film follows Belfort during his reign as the ‘Wolf of Wall Street’.

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