By Jordan Belfort
Now an immense movie directed through Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
By day he made millions of greenbacks a minute. by way of evening he spent it as quick as he may perhaps, on medicines, intercourse, and overseas globe-trotting. From the binge that sank a 170-foot motor yacht and ran up a $700,000 resort tab, to the spouse and children ready at domestic, and the fast-talking, hard-partying younger stockbrokers who referred to as him king and did his bidding, the following, in his personal inimitable phrases, is the tale of the ill-fated genius they known as . . .
THE WOLF OF WALL STREET
In the Nineteen Nineties Jordan Belfort, former kingpin of the infamous funding enterprise Stratton Oakmont, turned one of many such a lot notorious names in American finance: a super, conniving stock-chopper who led his merry mob on a wild journey out of the canyons of Wall road and right into a monstrous workplace on new york. Now, during this stunning and hilarious tell-all autobiography, Belfort narrates a narrative of greed, strength, and extra that nobody may invent.
apparently the prototype for the movie Boiler Room, Stratton Oakmont became microcap making an investment right into a wickedly profitable video game as Belfort’s hyped-up, coked-out agents browbeat consumers into inventory buys that have been absolute to earn obscene profits—for the home. yet an insatiable urge for food for debauchery, questionable strategies, and a fateful partnership with a breakout shoe fashion designer named Steve Madden may land Belfort on each side of the legislations and right into a harrowing darkness all his own.
From the stormy courting Belfort shared together with his model-wife as they ran a madcap family that integrated young ones, a full-time employees of 22, a couple of bodyguards, and hidden cameras everywhere—even because the SEC and FBI zeroed in on them—to the unbridled hedonism of his workplace lifestyles, here's the intense tale of a regular man who went from hustling Italian ices at 16 to creating countless numbers of hundreds of thousands. until eventually all of it got here crashing down . . .
Praise for The Wolf of Wall Street
“Raw and regularly hilarious.”—The long island Times
“A rollicking story of [Jordan Belfort’s] upward thrust to riches as head of the notorious boiler room Stratton Oakmont . . . facts that there are certainly moment acts in American lives.”—Forbes
“A pass among Tom Wolfe’s The Bonfire of the Vanities and Scorsese’s GoodFellas . . . Belfort has the Midas touch.”—The Sunday instances (London)
“Entertaining as pulp fiction, actual as a federal indictment . . . a hell of a read.”—Kirkus Reviews
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