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The Wolf of Wall Street - Jordan Belfort

The Wolf of Wall Street

Author Jordan Belfort

  • Published: 2007-09-25
  • Category: Biographies & Memoirs
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Now a major motion picture directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 
By day he made thousands of dollars a minute. By night he spent it as fast as he could, on drugs, sex, and international globe-trotting. From the binge that sank a 170-foot motor yacht and ran up a $700,000 hotel tab, to the wife and kids waiting at home, and the fast-talking, hard-partying young stockbrokers who called him king and did his bidding, here, in his own inimitable words, is the story of the ill-fated genius they called . . .

THE WOLF OF WALL STREET

In the 1990s Jordan Belfort, former kingpin of the notorious investment firm Stratton Oakmont, 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. Now, in this astounding and hilarious tell-all autobiography, Belfort narrates a story of greed, power, and excess that no one could invent.

Reputedly the prototype for the film Boiler Room, Stratton Oakmont turned microcap investing into a wickedly lucrative game as Belfort’s hyped-up, coked-out brokers browbeat clients into stock buys that were guaranteed to earn obscene profits—for the house. But an insatiable appetite for debauchery, questionable tactics, and a fateful partnership with a breakout shoe designer named Steve Madden would land Belfort on both sides of the law and into a harrowing darkness all his own.

From the stormy relationship Belfort shared with his model-wife as they ran a madcap household that included two young children, a full-time staff of twenty-two, a pair of bodyguards, and hidden cameras everywhere—even as the SEC and FBI zeroed in on them—to the unbridled hedonism of his office life, here is the extraordinary story of an ordinary guy who went from hustling Italian ices at sixteen to making hundreds of millions. Until it all came crashing down . . .

Praise for The Wolf of Wall Street

“Raw and frequently hilarious.”The New York Times
 
“A rollicking tale of [Jordan Belfort’s] rise to riches as head of the infamous boiler room Stratton Oakmont . . . proof that there are indeed second acts in American lives.”Forbes
 
“A cross between Tom Wolfe’s The Bonfire of the Vanities and Scorsese’s GoodFellas . . . Belfort has the Midas touch.”The Sunday Times (London)
 
“Entertaining as pulp fiction, real as a federal indictment . . . a hell of a read.”Kirkus Reviews

From the Hardcover edition.

Top Customer Reviews

  • Dear JeffB123

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    From Louuuuum
    I haven't read the book yet, but if I find out that your review ruined the ending for me I will find you and I will paper cut your whole body.
  • Diary of a Rat!

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    From JeffB123
    Don't waste your money on this trash. Last page you find out he rats on his friends. Goof!
  • The Wolf of Wall Street

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    From frsky now
    This autobiographical account by Jordan Belfort was one of the most amazing stories I have ever had the pleasure of reading. He concisely relates his rise and subsequent fall in such dramatic fashion that I really had a hard time putting this book down. I would recommend this book to anyone, and especially those smith an interest in the money markets and those who have made a meteoric rise to fame and fortune
  • Wolf Too Self Absorbed

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    From Canseco999
    Good book that could've been great. Too much time spent on silly things like dwarf throwing that is merely a distraction from the drug and life abuse. He try to sound cool,but it is just a distraction from the real story, which is how do people handle being on top of their field. Not enough true detail about Belfort. Who was he? what shaped him to being like he was? He wasn't super smart based on what was written, just lucky and drug dependent, if he was a genius, then I'd want to hear more. The drug induced irrationality gotta little boring. And,I'd like to know what he's doing now and if he still has money. And, like many people that make mistakes, why didnt he have a plan for when he became too addicted, or did he?Also, what has he substituted drugs for? Is he happy? Maybe the movie will tell me. Go Leo! It must've been good to be the king!
  • The wolf of Wall Street the Jordan belfort story

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    From Car Happiness
    A great book, really I am amazed he is still living. He has inspired me to do more with my days and do it for the right reason. Can't want for the movie. A great read! Thanks Jordan