Jordan Belfort

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Jordan Belfort
Jordan Belfort - May 30, 2010.jpg
Belfort in 2010
Jordan Ross Belfort

(1962-07-09) July 9, 1962 (age 58)
Queens, New York City, United States
Alma materAmerican University
  • Author
  • entrepreneur
  • motivational speaker
Criminal statusReleased April 2006 after 22 months[1][2]
Spouse(s)Denise Lombardo
(m. 1985; div. 1991)[3][4]
Nadine Caridi
(m. 1991; div. 2005; 2 children)[1]
Conviction(s)Securities fraud, money laundering[1]
Criminal penalty4 years in federal prison, $110 million in restitution[1]

Jordan Ross Belfort (/ˈbɛlfɔːrt/; born July 9, 1962) is an American author, motivational speaker, and former stockbroker.

In 1999, he pleaded guilty to fraud and related crimes in connection with stock-market manipulation. Belfort spent 22 months in prison.[5]

He published the memoir The Wolf of Wall Street in 2007, which was made into a movie in 2013.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Leonard, Tom (February 25, 2008). "Jordan Belfort: Confessions of the Wolf of Wall Street". The Daily Telegraph. London, England: Telegraph Media Group. Retrieved April 3, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Federal Bureau of Prisons". April 28, 2006. Retrieved April 3, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. Gambotto-Burke, Antonella (January 15, 2008). "The wicked wolf of Wall Street". MailOnline. London. Retrieved July 6, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. Haglund, David (December 31, 2013). "How Accurate Is The Wolf of Wall Street?". Slate. Retrieved February 15, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. Dunn, James (September 25, 2009). "Wolf of Wall Street back on the prowl: Jordan Belfort". The Australian. Archived from the original on December 15, 2012. Retrieved June 23, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)