The Wolf of Wall Street

· Hachette UK
887 reviews

About this ebook

Stock market multimillionaire at 26. Federal convict at 36. The iconic true story of greed, power and excess.


'What separates Jordan's story from others like it, is the brutal honesty.' - Leonardo DiCaprio

By day he made thousands of dollars a minute. By night he spent it as fast as he could. From the binge that sunk a 170-foot motor yacht and ran up a $700,000 hotel tab, to the wife and kids who waited for him for at home, and the fast-talking, hard-partying young stockbrokers who called him king and did his bidding, here, in Jordan Belfort's own words, is the story of the ill-fated genius they called THE WOLF OF WALL STREET.

In the 1990s Jordan Belfort 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. It's an extraordinary story of greed, power and excess no one could invent - and then it all came crashing down.

'The outrageous memoirs of the real Gordon Gekko' Daily Mail
'Reads like a cross between Tom Wolfe's Bonfire of the Vanities and Scorsese's Goodfellas' Sunday Times

Ratings and reviews

887 reviews
Jon Williams
January 14, 2015
Great book! He really paints the picture with a witty recollection of what can only be described as a descent into excess the likes of which would normally happen to a rock star who'd won the national lotto! Only given 4 stars due to pages 169-171 are missing although before you stop reading this,it hasn't affected the book at all. Superb insight into 80's greed and excess. Buy it. I only wish I had met him and been a 'Strattonite' and gone on that wild ride !!!
11 people found this review helpful
Peter Goodfellow
February 11, 2014
A fantastic book, matched only by the film... having watched the film first I read this book, so say it's a laugh a minute, the biography of sorts of a fantastically talented individual. Incredibly detailed, more eye watering and more debauched than the film,
6 people found this review helpful
Notorious N
January 30, 2014
A very honest description of how he makes his money illegally in the finance world back in the 80-90s , his over the top crazy addictions, how powerful drug addiction can be. Great read!
3 people found this review helpful

About the author

Jordan Belfort was born in Queens, New York. He hustled ices to put himself through college, showing early entrepreneurial flair. His first business sent him bankrupt at twenty-four so he went down to Wall St with $100 in his pocket and ended up building one of the largest brokerages in America - the now infamous Stratton Oakmont. A hard partying lifestyle ended in crash and burn. Ultimately indicted by the federal government, Belfort served twenty-two months in prison, and time in rehab. He's now a highly successful motivational speaker. His story has been made into a Golden Globe-winning and Academy Award-nominated film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Martin Scorsese. He is currently living in Los Angeles.

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