Number of page: 528
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group, 2007
Category: Securities industry
Now a major motion picture directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprioNEW 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 STREETIn 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 ReviewsFrom the Hardcover edition.
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Review: The Wolf of Wall Street By day he made thousands of dollars a minute. By night he spent it as fast as he could. From the binge that sank a 170foot motor yacht and ran up a $700,000 hotel tab, to the wife and kids waiting at home and the fasttalking, hardpartying young stockbrokers who called him king, here, in Jordan Belfort’s own words, is the story of the illfated genius they called the Wolf of Wall Street. In the
- Nelson Perez
Best book ever If you read the book go see the movie
- Kelly graves
The Wolf of Wall Street Amazing read! Couldn’t put it down!
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- John Lowe
Fascinating but horrifying A book about excess and wealth in a world seldom seen by most. Corruption in finance leads to, and ends with erosion of the mind, sipping Champagne all the way, with little repercussion. This being a frequent non-punishment of modern financial abuse. Jordan is likable if you ignore that he engaged/endorsed illegal activity. Often the frat-like nature of his loyal subjects overshadows the impact of the illegality. It’s easy to forget how much money was swindled from his clients. He’s no hero.
Beautiful Beautifully written, loved ever page of it.
- Christina Thompson
Great read! The guy is amajor douche,but amazing writer!
- Holden Earhart
- Brian Marshall
What a great book, kept me wondering what was going to happen next up to the last page.
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