logo
Wrong email address or username
Wrong email address or username
Incorrect verification code
The Wolf of Wall Street - Jordan Belfort
The Wolf of Wall Street
by: (author)
2.81 90
Soon to be a major motion picture directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprioBy 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... show more
Soon to be a major motion picture directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprioBy 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 STREET In 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 . . . WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER   “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 Reviews
show less
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780553805468 (0553805460)
Publisher: Bantam
Pages no: 528
Edition language: English
Series: The Wolf Of Wall Street (#1)
Bookstores:
Community Reviews
Alex ➸ Reads to Live
Alex ➸ Reads to Live rated it
1.5 The Wolf of Wall Street by Jordan Belfort
This could've been cut in half and still retained its masturbatory air. It's Jordan Belfort wanking about how many drugs he's done, women he's cheated on his (now ex) wife with, how many times he's fucked his (now ex) wife and the feelings she gave his TOTALLY BIG PENIS GUYS, IT'S HUGE I JUST HAD TO...
stephenroberts
stephenroberts rated it
1.0 The Wolf of Wall Street
Diary of a douchebag (racist and homophobic to boot). One of the worst books I have ever read. A terribly written trip into a narcissists head that is about 521 pages too long. One star is way too much for this trash.
JoshLinse
JoshLinse rated it
5.0 Wolf of Wall Street Review
After Finishing Jordan Belfort's book, The Wolf of Wall Street, all I can say is wow. His story captures the American Dream, from Jordan starting out dirt-poor with $13 to his name, to owning a billion dollar a year brokerage firm. Not to mention his crazy stories, like sinking a 170 foot yacht! Or ...
jbarrett5 book reviews, etc
jbarrett5 book reviews, etc rated it
4.0 Wolf of Wall Street
Wolf of Wall Street1987 This is the story of Jordan Belfort and he's new on the job at Wall Street where commodities are bought and sold continusously during the day.Follows his life as he learns from others how to get ahead. Many marriages, hookers, drugs, liquor help him succeed.Liberties that co...
Char's Horror Corner
Char's Horror Corner rated it
3.0 The Wolf of Wall Street by Jordan Belfort
First off, Jordan Belfort is a douchebag to beat all douchebags. The level of douchebaggery that he attained has never before been reached. I listened to the audio book and I'm not sure how the narrator could bring himself to even talk about these things without being ashamed. (The narrator, Bobby ...
Other editions (22)
Books by Jordan Belfort
On shelves
Share this Book
Need help?