Jordan Ross Belfort 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 and running a boiler room as part of a penny-stock scam. Belfort spent 22 months in prison as part of an agreement under which he gave testimony against numerous partners and subordinates in his fraud scheme. He published the memoir The Wolf of Wall Street in 2007, which was adapted into a film with the same name and released in 2013.
|Born:||Jordan Ross Belfort, July 9, 1962, The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States|
|Alma mater:||American University|
|Occupation:||Author, entrepreneur, motivational speaker|
|Home town:||Bayside, Queens, New York City, New York, United States|
|Criminal penalty:||2 years in federal prison, one month in rehab, $110 million in restitution|
|Criminal status:||Released April 2006 after 22 months|
|Spouse(s):||Denise Lombardo, (m. 1985, div. 1991), Nadine Caridi, (m. 1991, div. 2005, 2 children), Anne Belfort (m. 2008)|
|Website:||Jordan Belfort's Official site|
|IMDb:||Jordan Belfort's IMDb|
About Jordan Belfort
American motivational speaker and stockbroker who was convicted of fraud related to stock market manipulation and spent 22 months in prison.
He began his career as a broker at L.F. Rothschild, and later founded Stratton Oakmont, which employed a boiler room penny stock strategy to defraud investors.
He published two bestselling memoirs: The Wolf of Wall Street and Catching the Wolf of Wall Street.
He was married to Nadine Caridi from 1991 to 1998, and they had two children.
He was portrayed by actor Leonardo Dicaprio in the film adaptation of his memoir The Wolf of Wall Street.
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