Jordan Ross Belfort is a former American stockbroker and famous author who is best known to people by his memoir, The Wolf of Wall Street, and a film based on it was released in 2013.
Jordan attended the American University and completed the graduation in biology. Jordan also joined prestigious University of Maryland School of Dentistry, but shortly after the beginning of classes, he left the school. Let’s find out more about how much is Jordan Belfort’s net worth in 2018.
Jordan Belfort Early Life
Jordan Ross Belfort was born on July 9, 1962, in New York, and raised in Queens. Belfort’s father Max Belfort and mother Leah are accountants. Belfort has a natural talent of a salesman, and before taking admission in college, he and his friend were selling Italian ice at a local beach.
Belfort married Denise Lombardo in 1985, and they separated in 1991. Shortly after the divorce with Denise, Belfort married Nadine Caridi, a British model. Belfort has two children with Nadine. They parted their ways due to Nadine claims of physical assault and drug addiction. Belfort and Nadine divorced in 2005. He currently engaged to his long-time friend Anne Koppe.
Jordan Belfort Career
First of all, Jordan started a business of meat and fish selling, but the business failed due to bankruptcy. He later joined the L.F. Rothschild as a trainee stockbroker. After that, Jordan founded Stratton Oakmont, however, cheated investors. The law enforcement agencies started legal actions against the firm in 1989. The Stratton Oakmont was shut down in 1996 and Jordan accused of money laundering and fraud with investors. Jordan sentenced to four years but came out after 22 months in exchange for a deal with FBI.
Jordan Belfort’s two memoirs The Wolf of Wall Street and Catching the Wolf of Wall Street have been published. The memoirs were published in more than 40 countries and translated into different languages. Jordan Belfort received a $500,000 advance from the publishing company. Jordan A film adapted from The Wolf of Wall Street was released in 2013, in which Leonardo DiCaprio played the role of Jordan Belfort. The film got a huge success, and Leonardo was nominated for an Oscar.
Jordan Belfort now becomes a motivational speaker. He toured many countries including; Australia and UAE. At the start, morals and motivation were the focus of his speeches, but now, he mainly speaks about the promotion of business and sales skills. Jordan Belfort per seminar speaking fees has been between $30,000 to $80,000.
Awards & Achievements
Jordan Ross Belfort worked as a salesman, stockbroker, motivational speaker and author of the best-selling memoirs. He didn’t earn a reward yet, but his incredible achievements are mentioned below.
• Jordan is the author of the best-selling memoirs The Wolf of Wall Street and Catching the Wolf of Wall Street: More Incredible True Stories of Fortunes, Schemes, Parties, and Prison and published another book titled Way of Wolf: Become a Master Closer with Straight Line Selling
• Jordan learned from his mistakes, and now, he is a famous motivational speaker.
• Leonardo won the Golden Globe Best Actor award for his role in the film The Wolf of Wall Street.
Net Worth of Jordan Belfort
Before getting into his figures, let’s understand Jordan sources of income. Jordan Belfort first founded a Stratton Oakmont firm. After that, he earns a huge amount of money from publishing his memoirs. Recently he is doing seminars where he gives motivational speeches. But Surprisingly, Jordan net worth is $-100 million because he has to pay more than $100 million to investors, he defrauded.
Jordan Ross Belfort is an American author, the former stockbroker and motivational speaker. He started his career as a salesman. He founded a firm but defrauded people. He made a deal and agreed to return half of the investors’ money. Jordan Belfort learned from his mistakes, and now he is very famous motivational speaker.