About Jordan Belfort

In the 1990s, Jordan Belfort founded the brokerage firm Stratton Oakmont which functioned as a boiler room, and developed a hard-partying lifestyle, which included a serious drug addiction.

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jordan-belfortThe firm also served as inspiration for the 2000 film Boiler Room, starring Ben Affleck. Stratton Oakmont employed over 1,000 stock brokers and was involved in stock issues totalling more than $1 billion, including an equity raising for footwear company Steve Madden Ltd.

Belfort was the final owner of luxury yacht the Nadine (renamed after his second wife, a British-born model) originally built for Coco Chanel. In June 1997, it sank off the east coast of Sardinia. The Italian Special Forces were called to rescue all aboard the vessel. Belfort said that he insisted on sailing out in high winds against the advice of his captain, resulting in the vessel’s sinking when waves smashed the foredeck hatch.

Belfort was indicted in 1998 for securities fraud and money laundering. After cooperating with the FBI, he served twenty-two months in federal prison for a pump and dump scheme, which resulted in investor losses of approximately $200 million that he took from stock brokers.Jordan Belfort’s two memoirs, The Wolf of Wall Street and Catching the Wolf of Wall Street, have been published in approximately forty countries and translated into eighteen languages. His life story has been turned into a motion picture starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, and Matthew McConaughey, and directed by Martin Scorsese. He has toured internationally as a motivational speaker.

Today, Jordan acts as a consultant to more than fifty public companies, and has been written about in virtually every major newspaper and magazine in the world, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The London Times, The Herald Tribune, Le Monde, Corriere della Serra, Forbes, Business Week, Paris Match and Rolling Stone.

Today, his proprietary Straight Line System allows him to take virtually any company or individual, regardless of age, race, sex, educational background or social status, and empower them to create massive wealth, abundance, and entrepreneurial success, without sacrificing integrity or ethics.