A motivational speaker, writer, and former stockbroker, Jordan Ross Belfort is American. Belfort, who was born in New York, was endowed with the gift of being a skilled salesman from an early age.
|Full Name||Jordan Ross Belfort|
|Birth Date||July 9, 1962
|Birth Place||The Bronx, New York, U.S.
|Occupation||American author, criminal, motivational speaker, and former stockbroker
|Notable Works||The Wolf of Wall Street
Jewish parents gave birth to Belfort in the Bronx neighborhood of New York City in 1962. He was reared in Queens’ Bayside. Belfort and his close buddy Elliot Loewenstern made $20,000 selling Italian ice from styrofoam coolers to tourists at a nearby beach between finishing high school and enrolling in college. Belfort eventually earned a biology degree from American University. Belfort enrolled at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry with the intention of using the earnings from his work with Loewenstern to pay for dental school. On his first day, the school’s dean informed him that “the golden age of dentistry is finished,” and as a result, he departed. If your only motivation for being here is to make a lot of money, leave now.
In his autobiography, Jordan Belfort claims that business was booming in the beginning of his career. He was employed as a meat and seafood salesperson in New York during this time. As his company venture prospered, he added more employees to his team. This company ultimately failed. One of their family friends assisted him in obtaining an internship position at L.F. Rothschild after he failed in business. He started at this company as a stockbroker trainee. The firm experienced financial difficulties in 1987 as a result of the Black Monday stock market troubles. Belfort’s obligations were terminated.
In the 1980s, he ran a meat and seafood business. Belfort began selling stocks in 1987, the year the business had to be shut down because it was losing money.
When Belfort started working for a brokerage firm in 1987, he used his selling skills in an entirely different industry. He gained knowledge of the nuances of stockbroking here.
In 1992, “The United States Securities and Exchange Commission” made the decision to shut down “Stratton Oakmont’s” shady stock business, alleging that the corporation had been manipulating stock prices and cheating investors. Two years later, Belfort had abandoned his cunning brokerage firm.
The Wolf of Wall Street, Jordan’s international best-selling memoir, was released in 2007. His victory on the stock market is described in the book, followed by his fall from grace in the financial world.
A second memoir on his life following his arrest, titled “Catching the Wolf of Wall Street,”
Beginning in August 2012, Scorsese began filming his adaptation of Belfort’s autobiography. On December 25, 2013, the movie was released. According to Time magazine, much of the antics shown in the movie line up with Belfort’s memoirs and what was said about him in Forbes pieces, however some of the substance from those stories was inflated. Leonardo DiCaprio, who played Belfort, won the Golden Globe for Best Actor and received an Oscar nomination for the same role.