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The Wolf of Wall Street

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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, crashed a Gulfstream jet, and ran up a $700,000 hotel tab, to the wife and kids who waited for him 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…

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 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…

Synopsis:

A candid memoir of greed, power, and hedonism journeys inside the high-stakes world of finance as the former head of the notorious investment firm Stratton Oakmont describes the rise and fall of his financial empire, his life of jet-setting glamour and excess, and the scandal that destroyed his empire, sent him to prison, and led to a near-fatal brush with drug abuse. 75,000 first printing.

About the Author

After graduating from American University, Jordan Belfort worked on Wall Street for ten years. He is currently living in Los Angeles with his two children.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553904246
Publisher:
Bantam Books
Subject:
Business & Economics : General
Author:
Jordan Belfort
Author:
Belfort, Jordan
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
General
Subject:
Investments & Securities - Stocks
Subject:
Criminals & Outlaws
Subject:
Business
Subject:
Securities industry
Subject:
Stockbrokers
Subject:
Wall street (new york, n.y.)
Subject:
Stockbrokers -- New York (State) -- New York.
Subject:
General Business & Economics
Subject:
Biography/Business
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Business-Biographies
Subject:
Business - General
Subject:
Business-History and Biography
Subject:
Business-Accounting and Finance
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20070925
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
522

Related Subjects

Biography » Business
Biography » General
Business » General
Business » Investing
Business » Investing » Stocks
History and Social Science » Crime » True Crime
History and Social Science » World History » General

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"Synopsis" by , A candid memoir of greed, power, and hedonism journeys inside the high-stakes world of finance as the former head of the notorious investment firm Stratton Oakmont describes the rise and fall of his financial empire, his life of jet-setting glamour and excess, and the scandal that destroyed his empire, sent him to prison, and led to a near-fatal brush with drug abuse. 75,000 first printing.
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