The Wolf of Wall Street - Jordan Belfort

The Wolf of Wall Street

By Jordan Belfort

  • Release Date: 2007-09-25
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 1,913 Ratings


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Now a major motion picture directed by Martin Scorsese and starring 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 sank a 170-foot motor yacht and ran up a $700,000 hotel tab, to the wife and kids waiting at home and the fast-talking, hard-partying young stockbrokers who called him king, 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, Belfort became one of the most infamous kingpins in American finance: a brilliant, conniving stock-chopper who led his merry mob on a wild ride out of Wall Street and into a massive office on Long Island. It’s an extraordinary story of greed, power, and excess that no one could invent: the tale of an ordinary guy who went from hustling Italian ices to making hundreds of millions—until it all came crashing down.
Praise for The Wolf of Wall Street

“Raw and frequently hilarious.”The New York Times
“A rollicking tale of [Jordan Belfort’s] rise to riches as head of the infamous boiler room Stratton Oakmont . . . proof that there are indeed second acts in American lives.”Forbes
“A cross between Tom Wolfe’s The Bonfire of the Vanities and Scorsese’s GoodFellas . . . Belfort has the Midas touch.”The Sunday Times (London)
“Entertaining as pulp fiction, real as a federal indictment . . . a hell of a read.”Kirkus Reviews



  • Where real life outshines Hollywood

    By stevegovols
    If you didn’t know this was a memoir of the greed and excess of the pre-internet age you’d swear this was a overblown view of the late 1980’s and 90’s.
  • Wolf of Wall Street Review -- Kelvin's Review

    By TheRealCePipe
    I can't lie, I read the entire book only after seeing the movie. Quite frankly the film itself is beyond captivating. Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio are pure geniuses at how well they put the film together. I was instantly hooked. ( didn't want the movie to end). I can honestly say that I had the same exhilarating and mesmerizing feeling while reading the actual book. The book teaches multiple important lessons, it has a take away for absolutely anyone. My biggest take away from this book is: no matter how powerful or rich you may be, all good things eventually come to an end. Thats just how life goes. It is important to be humble day in day out and never forget that with good wealth and fortune comes a great responsibility.
  • Riveting

    By Cowielan
    I couldn't put this book down (or couldn't close the app, I should say) beyond terrific. Couldn't get enough. Was sad at the end, simply because I wanted more.
  • Wolf on wall st

    By JGTON
    I do not consider myself prudish or old fashioned but I found this book extremely offensive. Gratuitious lurid tales of drugs, alcohol, and prostitution. He even writes about his wife with explicit sexual overtones. His self glorification of a hedonistic life is repulsive.
  • Better then the movie

    By Svrrrrrrrrr
    Great great book well written
  • Simply Incredible!!!

    By Stephen R.
    From beginning to end the story of The Wolf of Wall Street will keep you on the edge of your seat. From the inspiration you get from reading all of his success to the amazement and shock that he actually survived everything, you'll have a hard time putting this book down!!!
  • Better than the movie

    By Zentaye
    The best
  • Wow

    By BodziX
    It is the best book that i have ever read.
  • Compelling read

    By Rdarr79557
    I couldn't put this book down. It is a wildly disparate ride of genius and debauchery. Don't be distracted from the opportunity to glean Jordan's genius. The 5% got him into huge marital, drug abuse, and ethics/legal problems. The 95% is sheer business genius in salesmanship and team building/management.
  • A rip roaring ride!

    By Aurelia5
    This book was outrageous, and outrageously good. I don't know how much rewriting by editors had to be done, but Belfort is a fantastic writer. Talk about a page turner! One of his friends suggested he start writing full time and even if it was all sales training, productivity and self advancement, it would still be worth reading. He's got a terrific sense of humor and I had to laugh at the hilarious way he made the most egregious things sound like a comedy act. This portion of his life was truly horrendous, his behavior was unforgivably bad, but rather than whine and drip remorse, he chose to make it entertaining. He is remorseful and full of regret though, so he is still human, even with the comedic way he chose to portray the events of those years. I could go on for pages about how good this was and you have to read this before you see it to get an idea of the business side of it, but I'll end by saying I just hope he writes more.