We all drool over “The Wolf of Wall Street’s” Leonardo, admit it. However, have you ever wondered who the actual guy depicted in the movie is? “The Wolf of Wall Street” is actually the memoir of Jordan Belfort. He is practically a jack of all trades since he is a former stockbroker, an author as well as a motivational speaker. Now let’s have a close look at the net worth of Jordan Belfort in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Jordan Ross Belfort was born on the 9th of July, 1962 in NYC, although his upbringing is of Queens. His family background is Jewish. He was born to a couple of accountants, Max and Leah Belfort. At a very young age itself, he was able to collect a sum of $20,000 along with his friend by selling Italian Ice on beaches. From that money, he decided to pay for his dental college. Although after he realized that he cannot earn as much as he wanted to in that field, he dropped out. He then began his business of selling meat and seafood in New York which was an initial success but failed in the longer run.
Jordan was initially married to Denise Lombardo, but they got divorced at the time when he ran the Stratton Oakmont business. He then went on to marry a Brooklyn based model named Nadine Caridi, whom he had two children with. They separated in 2005 after he was accused by Nadine for domestic violence and extramarital affairs. In 2015, he got engaged to Anne Koppe, his longtime love interest.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
After his first failed attempt at business, Jordan found a franchise of Stratton Securities named Stratton Oakmont. He ended up buying out the original owner later on. While operating in Stratton, Jordan’s lifestyle took a dark turn when he began indulging in drugs. He became accustomed to the lavish living standards. His company was considered a notorious one in stock issues which were approximately $1 billion. On this reputation of the firm only, the “Boiler Room” (2000) and “The Wolf of Wall Street” (2013) were made.
In 1996, Stratton Securities was dismissed permanently from the business by NASD. Accusations of security fraud followed in 1999. It was when he was in prison that he got the motivation to write his memoirs as a stockbroker. He wrote two memoirs named ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ and ‘Catching the Wolf of Wall Street.’ After all the ruckus he became a motivational speaker as well, giving people advice based on his experiences in the stock market.
Jordan’s actual achievement wasn’t in his stock market days but afterward when he published his memoir. He got renowned in a different light than what the media portrayed and from the time the books hit the market shelf, there was a bet going on for the movie rights.
Net Worth & Earnings:
As the founder of Stratton Oakmont, Jordan Belfort has earned quite a fortune, some legitimately and some which were proven fraud and later extracted from him. Currently, his net worth scales up to $100 million including all his properties as well as his book rights. He has lost much, but still, a considerable sum remains under his name.
Jordan Belfort has always been a controversial yet sensational public figure, especially on the wall street. Although he has been in his dark phases in the past, he now is a notable motivational speaker and influencer. This speaks a lot about his improvement after his prison days. And for all his rakish ways, we can’t deny the fact that he has always been a gambler at heart.