The Wolf of Wall Street Jordan Belfort

The Wolf of Wall Street

By Jordan Belfort

  • Release Date: 2007-09-25
  • Genre: 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.

Reviews

  • Riveting

    5
    By Cowielan
    I couldn't put this book down (or couldn't close the app, I should say) beyond terrific. Couldn't get enough. Was sad at the end, simply because I wanted more.
  • Wolf on wall st

    1
    By JGTON
    I do not consider myself prudish or old fashioned but I found this book extremely offensive. Gratuitious lurid tales of drugs, alcohol, and prostitution. He even writes about his wife with explicit sexual overtones. His self glorification of a hedonistic life is repulsive.
  • Better then the movie

    5
    By Svrrrrrrrrr
    Great great book well written
  • Simply Incredible!!!

    5
    By Stephen R.
    From beginning to end the story of The Wolf of Wall Street will keep you on the edge of your seat. From the inspiration you get from reading all of his success to the amazement and shock that he actually survived everything, you'll have a hard time putting this book down!!!
  • Better than the movie

    5
    By Zentaye
    The best
  • Wow

    5
    By BodziX
    It is the best book that i have ever read.
  • Compelling read

    5
    By Rdarr79557
    I couldn't put this book down. It is a wildly disparate ride of genius and debauchery. Don't be distracted from the opportunity to glean Jordan's genius. The 5% got him into huge marital, drug abuse, and ethics/legal problems. The 95% is sheer business genius in salesmanship and team building/management.
  • A rip roaring ride!

    5
    By Aurelia5
    This book was outrageous, and outrageously good. I don't know how much rewriting by editors had to be done, but Belfort is a fantastic writer. Talk about a page turner! One of his friends suggested he start writing full time and even if it was all sales training, productivity and self advancement, it would still be worth reading. He's got a terrific sense of humor and I had to laugh at the hilarious way he made the most egregious things sound like a comedy act. This portion of his life was truly horrendous, his behavior was unforgivably bad, but rather than whine and drip remorse, he chose to make it entertaining. He is remorseful and full of regret though, so he is still human, even with the comedic way he chose to portray the events of those years. I could go on for pages about how good this was and you have to read this before you see it to get an idea of the business side of it, but I'll end by saying I just hope he writes more.
  • Great Book!!

    5
    By Neuie12
    This book is a roller coaster ride through the true most interesting man in the world. The amount of sex, drugs and action in the book is indescribable. Thank you Jordan Belfort for telling us your amazing life. Me. Belfort lived one of the wildest and greatest lives I history.
  • Jordan's Wolf of Wall Street

    5
    By CaseBerk
    Jordan's candor is what made this book! From the very 1st chapter I was laughing while I would lie in bed and read each evening. It made my, being a current company owner, approach to my own business a bit lighter. My business partner and I have had some great times building our company, though not quite at the level of Mr. Belforte, this book brought me back to the earlier years of my late 90s and early 2000s. It was a fun read because I can appreciate all he went through. There are many politically correct men out there that wouldn't admit it but in secrecy I know that the vast majority do. Sincerely, Tim from Denver