Jordan Belfort Net Worth, Bio, Career, Major Work, Personal Life, Trivia

Jordan Belfort is originally known as Jordan Ross Belfort, he is the former stockbroker of Wall Street,  a motivational speaker and an American author. Jordan Belfort net worth is estimated to be $100 million as of 2018 according to different sources.

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Who is Jordan Belfort?

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Jordan Belfort

Jordan Ross Belfort, better known as Jordan Belfort is a former stockbroker of ‘Wall Street’, a motivational speaker and an American author. A New York-born had a natural talent as a salesman since an early age. Later, he worked as a  stockbroker and gained millions of dollar illegally during 90’s through his investment company ‘Stratton Oakmont’.

After found guilty of cheating investors, manipulating the stock market,  and creating ‘penny stock scam’, he was jailed for 22 months, however, he was sentenced for four years in prison. and submitted testimony against all the partners and subordinates involved in the fraud schemes. After clearing all the punishment, he has changed his track and become a motivational speaker.

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He being motivation other talking about the topics such as ethic but later focused on sales skills and entrepreneurship. However, he mentions the importance of ethics in his speeches on and the role of it in order to run a successful business. And also teaches how to avoid making mistakes that he made in his career as a broker.

Net Worth of Jordan Belfort

Jordan Belfort net worth is estimated to be $100 million as of 2018 according to different sources.

Jordan Belfort is estimated to have a net worth of $100 million as of 2018 according to different sources.

Childhood & Early Life

Jordan Belfort was born in New York City on  9th July 1962. However, he grew up in Bayside, Queens. His parents are Max and Leah Belfort. Both his father and mother were professional accountants. They belong to Jewish origin. Belfort after completing the high school attended Baltimore College of Dental Surgery. Although, left the program in the middle and joined The American University from where he earned the degree in biology.

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Earlier in the 80’s, Belfort used to run a seafood and meat business, but the company later closed down. Then in 1987, he started trading stocks. That was the time when he used his sales expertise into a completely different field of business after working in a brokerage firm. There he learnt the intricacies of working as a stockbroker.

And, He found his own investment company with a name ‘Stratton Oakmont’. In just two years, Belfort and Danny Porush, his business partner became extremely rich. They were using an infamous strategy ‘Pump and Dump’. According to their scheme, there were unsuspecting clients who helped the company to hike the price of the stocks. And by selling those overpriced stocks the company made a heavy profit.

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Jordan Belfort speaking at Stratton Oakmont

Then, the ‘Securities and Exchange Commission’ of the United States investigated the company ‘Stratton Oakmont’ in 1992 and as a result, found the company has been cheating the investors and manipulating stock prices. Just two years later Belfort was out of the brokerage firm.

As per the lawsuit against him, Belfort paid back $110.4 million of fraud money and spent his next 22 months in the cell where he met Tommy Chang, who is his close friend even after the released. Chang was the one who motivated Belfort to paint his past experiences with a new colorful beginning. Belfort is also seen giving the credit to Chong for turning him into a successful motivational writer and speaker.

Till now in Jordan Belfort’s new career as a motivational speaker and writer, he has been highly acknowledged as one of the finest motivational speakers. He has given several live seminars in Australia and around the globe giving a lecture on

Jordan has been widely acknowledged as one of the finest motivational speakers with several live seminars in Australia that have been widely appreciated by his audiences. He will embark on a live world tour in 2015 and lecturing on motivational topics.

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Meanwhile, he is also the consultant for over 50 public companies and has written for numbers of major newspapers and magazines such as ‘The New York Times’, ‘The Los Angeles Times’, ‘The Herald Tribune’ and  ‘The London Times’ in newspapers. And in magazines like ‘Forbes’, ‘Business Week’, and many more.

Some of His Major Works

In 2008, Jordan Belfort published his own biography with a title ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’, the title of the book is his nickname. The book unfolded all the detail accounts of his life at his time in the stock market. Followed by his next memoir entitled ‘Catching the Wolf of Wall Street’, depicting his life after the arrest.

Personal Life of Jordan Belfort

After cheating hundreds of investors, Jordan Belfort became excessively rich and lived a lavish life, buying expensive sports cars and big mansions and getting all the things that money can buy being a ridiculously rich man. At that time, he was a heavy drug addict and used mostly Quaalude.

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Jordan Belfort shirtless with his friends

In heavy drug dose, Belfort has done several crazy things such as crashed his helicopter in his own yard and sank his luxury yacht. He was married to Denise Lombardo at the time of running his own brokerage firm but later divorced. His second wife is Nadine Caridi.

Nadine Caridi is a model born in British and raised in Bay-Ridge Brooklyn. It is said that he met his second wife at the party. They together have two children. Belfort and Nadine are no more together. They separated after she claimed to be the victim of domestic violence. Nadine further claimed Belfort’s behavior even became serious with the use of drugs and his affairs with other women.

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The couple officially divorced in 2005, although their kids live with Belfort. Their children are a daughter Chandler Belfort and son Carter Belfort. Later, Belfort again got married to Anne Koppe.

Trivia About Jordan Belfort

The worldwide popular movie “Wolf Of Wallstreet” is based on the famous biography of Jordan Belfort. The character of Jordan Belfort has been played by Leonardo Di Caprio.

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