Jordan Belfort Net Worth: Interesting Facts, Earnings, House, Age, Height, Biography

Jordan Belfort Net Worth:-$100 Million (approx.)

Net Worth:-$100 Million (approx.)
Date of Birth:Jul 9, 1962
Age:60 years
Profession:Motivational speaker, Entrepreneur, Author, Film Producer, Screenwriter
Nationality:United States of America

Jordan Belfort net worth is -$100 million. Jordan Belfort is former stockbroker, convict, author, and motivational speaker.

Jordan Belfort Net Worth
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Jordan Belfort Net Worth 2022:

Jordan Belfort net worth is -$100 million. Between 1989 and 1996 Jordan Belfort was running financial firm Stratton Oakment which orchestrated pump-and-dump schemes that defrauded hundreds of millions of dollars from innocent victims.

In 1999 the firm’s co-founders, Belfort and Danny Porush, were indicted for securities fraud and money laundering.They both pleaded guilty. Their sentences were reduced in exchange for cooperating with prosecutors.

In 2007 Jordan Belfort published his memoir, “The Wolf of Wall Street,” in 2007. It was turned into a film of the same name starring Leonardo DiCaprio. The movie was released in 2013. The 2000 movie “Boiler Room” was loosely based on Belfort and his former financial firm Stratton Oakmont.

Jordan Belfort was never actually called “the Wolf of Wall Street” during his financial scheming days. Jordan gave himself that nickname while writing his memoir from jail. The movie purports that Jordan Belfort was given that name by a 1991 Forbes writer. In reality, the Forbes article was titled “Steaks, Stocks – What’s the Difference?” – a reference to the fact that before becoming a stock broker, Belfort sold steaks and seafood door-to-door on Long Island.

Later the article described Jordan Belfort as a “twisted Robin Hood who takes from the rich and gives to himself and his merry band of brokers.” The article also described his business model as “pushing dicey stocks on gullible investors.” Many of Jordan Belfort victims were not rich. They were modest people who could not afford to lose the money they lost.

Jordan Belfort Net Worth facts:

Jordan Belfort’s net worth is -$100 million in 2022.

  • Jordan Belfort Bought a white Ferrari with first Wall Street bonus
  • Jordan Belfort Sank a 167-foot yacht in a Mediterranean storm
  • Jordan Belfort Once ran up a $700,000 hotel bill
  • Jordan Belfort Once made love to his wife on a bed of $3 million in cash
  • Jordan Belfort Made $50 million in a single year at his peak
  • Prosecutors would later allege his financial scams cost investors $200 million
  • Jordan Belfort Was ordered to pay $110 million in restitution
  • Jordan Belfort Has paid back $10 million worth of the restitution
  • Jordan Belfort Charges $30,000-$70,000 for a single speaking engagement

Jordan Belfort House:

In 2001, the federal government seized Jordan Belfort Long Island, New York mansion, and then sold to pay back some of Belfort’s fraud victims. Since that time, the home has been sold several times. It hit the market in 2017 for $3.4 million. In August 2018, the price was slashed to $2.89 million.

Jordan Belfort Biography:

Nаmе: Jordan Belfort
Rеаl Nаmе:Јоrdаn Rоѕѕ Веlfоrt
Аgе:60 уеаrѕ
Віrth Dаtе:9 Јulу 1962
Віrth Рlасе:Тhе Вrоnх, Nеw Yоrk, Unіtеd Ѕtаtеѕ
Неіght:1.7 m
Wеіght:67 kg
Ѕехuаl Оrіеntаtіоn:Ѕtrаіght
Маrіtаl Ѕtаtuѕ:Dіvоrсеd
Wіfе/Ѕроuѕе (Nаmе):Nаdіnе Саrіdі (m. 1991–2005), Dеnіѕе Lоmbаrdо (m. 1985–1991)
Сhіldrеn:Yеѕ (Сhаndlеr Веlfоrt, Саrtеr Веlfоrt)
Рrоfеѕѕіоn:Аmеrісаn аuthоr, mоtіvаtіоnаl ѕреаkеr, аnd fоrmеr ѕtосkbrоkеr
Nеt Wоrth іn 2022:$-100 mіllіоn

Jordan Ross Belfort was born in The Bronx, New York on July 9, 1962. Jordan was raised in Bayside, Queens in a Jewish family.  

Jordan Belfort Biography
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Jordan Belfort and a close friend made $20,000 selling Italian ice from coolers to people on the beach during the summer between high school and college. Belfort graduated from American University with a degree in biology.

Jordan Belfort enrolled in dental school at the University of Maryland School. He left after the first day of classes when a faculty member said being a dentist wasn’t a way to get rich.

Jordan Belfort Career:

Jordan Belfort sold meat and seafood door-to-door on Long Island, New York. His meat-selling business grew from the original one-man operation into a company that employed several people and sold 5,000 pounds of beef and fish every week.

When Jordan Belfort was 25, he filed for bankruptcy and found a job at L.F. Rothschild as a stockbroker trainee.

Allegedly, Jordan Belfort first boss told him the keys to success were masturbation, cocaine, and hookers. Jordan Belfort was laid off from this firm after the 1987 Black Monday stock market crash.

Despite this setback, Jordan Belfort wanted to make the kind of money the more senior stockbrokers did. In the late 1980s, Jordan Belfort worked for a number of financial firms, soaking up all the knowledge he could. Jordan Belfort perfected his sales pitch and in 1989, decided to start his own firm.

Jordan Belfort founded Stratton Oakmont in the early 1990s. The firm markets penny stocks in a boiler room setting. Belfort used a pump and dump scheme to defraud his investors.

At the height of Stratton Oakmont’s success, Jordan Belfort employed more than 1,000 stockbrokers and over $1 billion under management.

However, the National Association of  Securities Dealers was on to Jordan Belfort and Stratton Oakmont. The association was closely scrutinizing the firm’s transactions. Then, in December 1996, the National Association of  Securities Dealers kicked Stratton Oakmont out of its membership and the firm went out of business.

Jordan Belfort reportedly laundered his money into Swiss banks. His mother-in-law and his wife’s aunt both helped smuggle the money into Switzerland. While running Stratton Oakmont, he reportedly threw parties that included midget-tossing contests.

Jordan Belfort Legal Issues

Jordan Belfort was indicted for securities fraud and money laundering in 1999. Jordan Belfort served 22 months of a four-year sentence in exchange for a plea deal with the FBI. Belfort’s financial scams cost his investors $200 million.

Jordan Belfort Restitution:

Jordan Belfort was indicted for money laundering and fraud in 1998. He was convicted of securities fraud and money laundering spent almost two years in jail. Jordan Belfort also had to pay back $110 million of the $200 million that he stole from more than 1,500 clients. To date, Jordan Belfort has only paid back around $10 million of the $110 million.

Jordan Belfort as motivational Speaker:

Since Jordan Belfort release from prison, Belfort reinvented himself as a motivational speaker. Jordan Belfort started a business called Global Motivation, Inc. He spent about maority of his time on the road delivering speeaches on the importance of ethics in business and learning from mistakes.

Back in the 1990s Jordan Belfort thought he was justified in breaking the rules laid out by financial regulators because a lot of other people did it. To book a speaking engagement with Belfort it will run you $30,000 to $75,000. To book a sales seminar with him runs $80,000 and up.

Jordan Belfort hasn’t gotten the best reviews for his speeches with commenters negatively reacting to his stories about flouting the financial regulations as he did in the 1990s.

Jordan Belfort Writing Career:

Jordan Belfort wrote the two memoirs “The Wolf of Wall Street” and “Catching the Wolf of Wall Street” which have been published in approximately 40 countries and translated into 18 languages. “The Wolf of Wall Street” was turned into a movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, and Margot Robbie.  Martin Scorsese directed the film. He also wrote “Way of the Wolf: Become a Master Closer with Straight Line Selling,” which was released in 2017.

Jordan Belfort Wife:

Belfort led a lavish lifestyle and threw frequent parties during his years at Stratton. Jordan Belfort also used recreational drugs, especially methaqualone, or quaaludes.

Jordan Belfort and his first wife Denise Lombardo divorced during his time running Stratton Oakmont. They were married from 1985-1991.

Jordan Belfort Wife

Tommy Chong was his cellmate in prison and was the person who encouraged Belfort to write “The Wolf of Wall Street.”

Jordan Belfort married British-born model Nadine Caridi in 1991. They met at a party. They had two kids together — Chandler and Carter. They separated after she accused him of domestic violence (likely drug-fueled) and divorced in 2005.

Belfort bought the luxury yacht Nadine, which was built in 1961 for famed designer Coco Chanel. Jordan Belfort renamed the yacht after his second wife. The ship sank off the coast of Sardinia in June 1996.

All who were aboard the yacht were rescued by the Italian Navy’s Special Forces. Later, Belfort admitted that he insisted on sailing the yacht in high winds against the advice of the ship’s captain.

In 2008, Jordan Belfort started dating Anne Koppe. They got engaged in 2015. they are together and married in oct 2021.

Jordan Belfort Interesting facts:

Jordan Belfort has been compared to the infamous Ponzi scheme perpetrator Bernie Madoff. Belfort has a cameo near the end of “The Wolf of Wall Street.”

Jordan Belfort former head of security Bo Dietl gave an interview in which he said that he never saw Belfort sober while he worked for him and revealed that Belfort had serious ties to the Mob.