Jordan Belfort Height, Age, Net Worth

Quick Info Jordan Belfort :

NameJordan Ross Belfort
NickNameJordan Belfort
Date of Birth9 July 1962
Age(2024)62 Years
NationalityUnited States
HomeTownThe Bronx, New York
Height5ft 5in
Professionformer stockbroker,
entrepreneur, speaker, and author
SpouseCristina Invernizzi (m. 2021), 
Nadine Caridi (m. 1991–2005), 
Denise Lombardo (m. 1985–1991)
ChildrensChandler BelfortCarter Belfort
ParentsMax BelfortLeah Belfort
Net Worth150-300 Million Dollars

Who is Jordan Belfort ?

Jordan Ross Belfort, born on July 9, 1962, is an intriguing figure whose life has been marked by extraordinary highs and notorious lows. As an American former stockbroker, financial criminal, entrepreneur, speaker, and author, Belfort gained notoriety for his involvement in a fraudulent penny-stock scheme and stock-market manipulation. In 1999, he pleaded guilty to a range of charges related to his financial misconduct and became a crucial informant for the FBI, wearing a wire against numerous associates.

Jordan Belfort
Jordan Belfort

Belfort’s early life in the Bronx and subsequent ventures, including a stint as a door-to-door meat and seafood salesman, reveal the entrepreneurial spirit that later took a dark turn. His career reached its zenith with the founding of Stratton Oakmont, a boiler room engaged in deceptive practices, which ultimately led to his downfall. Belfort’s lavish lifestyle, fueled by intense drug use, and the subsequent legal battles captivated the public and inspired the Martin Scorsese film, “The Wolf of Wall Street,” where he was portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio.

Facts about Jordan Belfort :

  • Born in 1962 in the Bronx, New York City, to Jewish parents.
  • Raised in Bayside, Queens.
  • Earned $20,000 selling Italian ice with a friend before college.
  • Graduated from American University with a degree in biology.
  • Briefly enrolled in dental school but left after the dean’s discouraging speech.
Jordan Belfort
Jordan Belfort
  • Started as a door-to-door meat and seafood salesman, achieving initial success before filing for bankruptcy.
  • Landed a job as a trainee stockbroker at L.F. Rothschild but was laid off after the 1987 market crash.
  • Founded Stratton Oakmont, a brokerage firm later exposed as a “pump and dump” scheme.
  • Stratton Oakmont engaged in lavish parties and rampant drug use, particularly Quaaludes.
  • The firm became involved in over $1 billion in stock issues, including the initial public offering for Steve Madden.
  • Stratton Oakmont faced constant scrutiny from regulators and was shut down by the NASD in 1996.
  • Belfort was indicted for securities fraud and money laundering in 1999.
  • He cooperated with the FBI and wore a wire against former colleagues, earning a reduced sentence.
  • Sentenced to four years in prison but served 22 months at Taft Correctional Institution.
  • Ordered to repay $110.4 million to defrauded investors.
  • Befriended comedian Tommy Chong in prison, who encouraged him to write about his experiences.
  • Published the memoir “The Wolf of Wall Street” in 2007, adapted into a Martin Scorsese film in 2013.
  • Became a motivational speaker and sales trainer, though criticized for profiting from his criminal past.
  • Continues to face criticism for his past actions and the portrayal in the film.
  • Married Cristina Invernizzi in 2021; previously married twice and has two children.

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