Title THE WOLF OF WALL STREET: HOW MONEY DESTROYED A WALL STREET SUPERMAN
Book Condition Very Good
Publisher HODDER PAPERBACK 2008
0340953756 / 9780340953754
Seller ID RWARE0000037801
By day he made thousands of dollars a minute. By night he spent it as fast as he could, on drugs, sex, and international globe-trotting. From the bing e that sank a 170-foot motor yacht, crashed a Gulfstream jet, and ran up a $700,000 hotel tab, to the wife and kids who waited for him at home, and th e fast-talking, hard-partying young stockbrokers who called him king and di d his bidding, here, in his own inimitable words, is the story of the ill-f ated genius they called... In the 1990s Jordan Belfort, former kingpin of the notorious investment fir m Stratton Oakmont, became one of the most infamous names in American finan ce: a brilliant, conniving stock-chopper who led his merry mob on a wild ri de out of the canyons of Wall Street and into a massive office on Long Isla nd. Now, in this astounding and hilarious tell-all autobiography, Belfort n arrates a story of greed, power, and excess no one could invent. Reputedly the prototype for the film Boiler Room, Stratton Oakmont turned m icrocap investing into a wickedly lucrative game as Belfort's hyped-up, cok ed-out brokers browbeat clients into stock buys that were guaranteed to ear n obscene profits-for the house. But an insatiable appetite for debauchery, questionable tactics, and a fateful partnership with a breakout shoe desig ner named Steve Madden would land Belfort on both sides of the law and into a harrowing darkness all his own. From the stormy relationship Belfort shared with his model-wife as they ran a madcap household that included two young children, a full-time staff of twenty-two, a pair of bodyguards, and hidden cameras everywhere-even as the SEC and FBI zeroed.