This 59-year-old American entrepreneur aka motivational speaker aka author’s lifespan is filled with controversies.
Can you guess whom we are talking about today?
Well, you guessed it correctly. We are talking about none other than Jordan Ross Belfort. This motivational speaker was found guilty of fraud and crimes regarding stock-market manipulation and penny-stock scam in 1999. However, he came into the public eye after publishing his autobiography in 2007 named The Wolf of the Wall Street.
You will be thrilled if you follow this article in which I will explore his exciting life journey. From selling seafood and meat door-to-door to convincing investors to invest millions of dollars, Jordan managed to do a lot of things in his 59 years of life.
Now let’s dive into to know more about Jordan Belfort.
Facts About Jordan Belfort
|Celebrated Name||Jordan Belfort|
|Real Name/Full Name||Jordan Ross Belfort|
|Birth Date||July 9, 1962|
|Birth Place||The Bronx, New York, The United States|
|Wife/Spouses (Name)||Denise Lombardo (1985-1991), Nadine Caridi (1991-2005), Anne Belfort (2008-2020), And Cristina Invernizzi (2021-Present)|
|Children||Chandler BelfortCarter Belfort|
|Profession||American Entrepreneur, Author, Motivational Speaker, Former Stockbroker|
|Net Worth in 2022||$100 million|
On 9th July 1962, Jordan was born in a Jewish family at the Bronx in New York City and grew up in Bayside, Queens. His parents Max Belfort and Leah Belfort were accountants by profession.
Jordan’s exciting career started at an early stage of his life. Before starting college, he made $20.000 by selling Italian ice cream at a local beach with his childhood best friend Elliot Loewenstern.
He completed his bachelor’s degree in biology from The American University, Washington DC. For further education, he made up his mind to study at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. But he stormed out on the first day when the dean of the school said:-
“The golden age of dentistry is over. If you’re here simply because you’re looking to make a lot of money, you’re in the wrong place.”
Personal Life of Jordan
Jordan’s personal life is filled with ups and downs. While managing his firm, Stratton Oakmont, he and his first wife Denise Lombardo were divorced. Later he married a model named Nadine Caridi and he has two children with her: Chandler Belfort, Carter Belfort.
After Nadine’s claim that Jordan was abusive towards her, this couple divorced in 2005.
According to different articles, Jordan loves to play tennis.
Jodan’s Age, Height, Weight
Jordan Belfort is now 59 years old. He is 1.7 m tall and his weight is 67 Kg.
What is Jordan Belfort Net Worth?
Although Jordan Belfort receives a good amount of money from his autobiography, believe it or not, his net worth is $100 Million as of March 2022. That’s because Jordan has to pay over $100m to those investors he defrauded.
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Though Jordan had a great start-up business of Italian ice cream while being a student, his career life stumbled in the beginning. He sold seafood and meat from door-to-door but it was a total flop and became bankrupt. Later on, he entered as a trainee broker in L.F. Rothschild.
In the 1990’s he inaugurated his farm named Stratton Oakmont, where he used to persuade investors to invest millions of dollars in buying penny stocks. In 1989, law enforcement agencies began legal actions against his firm. However, it was shut down in 1996, and Jordan was charged with money laundering and fraudulence with investors. He was sentenced to four years in prison, but after making a deal with the FBI, he came out in 22 months.
Jordan’s two biographies, The Wolf of the Wall Street and Catching the Wolf of the Wall Street, were total hits and have been published in 40 countries and translated into 18 languages.
A film was made from the book, The Wolf of the Wall Street, where Leonardo De Caprio played the role of Jordan Belfort.
Jordan’s Awards and Achievements
Jordan Belfort hasn’t received any awards till now. But his bag of achievements is worth a compliment.
- Jordan’s two memoirs named The Wolf of the Wall Street and Catching the Wolf of the Wall Street were indeed best-selling and earned an advance of $500,000 from the publishing company (Source: wealthyperson.com).
- It’s clear that he learned a lot from his past mistakes.
- At last, he finds his true passion and started a career in motivating people. In Dubai, while giving the speech, he shared
” I got greedy. … Greed is not good. Ambition is good, passion is good. Passion prospers. My goal is to give more than I get, that’s a sustainable form of success. … Ninety-five percent of the business was legitimate. … It was all brokerage firm issues. It was all legitimate, nothing to do with liquidating stocks.” (Source: Wikipedia)
Jordan Belfort has rediscovered himself as a motivational speaker. He delivered speeches in many countries and got good responses from audiences. Along with the motivational talk, he has also started talking about other topics like businesses, how to grow sales, etc. Jordan charges each seminar $30,000 to $80,000 (Source: wealthyperson.com).