The Meteoric Rise and Fall of an American Entrepreneurial Icon...the shocking true story of Wall Street trader, Jordan Belfort.
By day... he made thousands of dollars a minute. By night... he spent it as fast as he could on drugs, sex and travel. From the binge that sank a 170-foot motor yacht, crashed a Gulfstream jet, and ran up a $700,000 hotel tab; to the wife and kids who waited for him 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 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 no one could invent - 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...
About The Author
Jordan Belfort was born in Queens, New York, the son of accountants 'his mother wanted him to be a doctor'. He hustled ices to put himself through college showing early entrepreneurial flair. His first business sent him bankrupt at 24 so he went down to Wall St with $100 in his pocket and through a series of wild coincidences and leaps of logic ended up building one of the largest brokerages in America the now infamous Stratton Oakmont. Ultimately indicted by the federal government, Belfort served twenty-two months in prison, spent one month in rehab, and is currently living in Los Angeles, California.
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Comments about The Wolf of Wall Street:
I can't believe I bought a book written by a sales person! The author talks too much nonsense! If you're looking to read a book about the finance industry or stock market, this isn't it. The book consists of over exagerated stories about the author's drug habit and affairs he had on his estranged wife. Also, in true sales person fashion, too get the full story you must buy a second book. LOL, the hustle never stops!! 2/5
Number Of Pages: 544
Published: 1st March 2009
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 12.9 x 3.5
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1