392 million worldwide during its original theatrical run to become Scorsese’s highest-grossing film and the 17th-highest-grossing film of 2013. Wolf of wall street jordan belfort book pdf was also recognized by numerous other awards ceremonies, as well as guilds and critics’ associations. Mark Hanna, who quickly entices him with the sex- and drugs-fueled stockbroker culture and teaches him that a stockbroker’s only job is to make money for himself.
Thanks to his aggressive pitching style and the high commissions, Jordan makes a small fortune. Jordan befriends his neighbour, Donnie Azoff, and the two found their own company. They recruit several of Jordan’s friends, whom Jordan trains in the art of the “hard sell”. Jordan becomes immensely successful and slides into a decadent lifestyle full of prostitutes and drugs.
He has an affair with a woman named Naomi Lapaglia. When his wife finds out, they divorce, and he marries Naomi. This brings him and his firm to the attention of the FBI. Jean-Jacques Saurel in the name of Naomi’s Aunt Emma, who is a British national and thus outside the reach of American authorities. He uses the wife and in-laws of his friend Brad Bodnick, who have European passports, to smuggle the cash into Switzerland. Donnie gets into a public brawl with Brad, and, while Donnie escapes, Brad is arrested. Jordan also learns from his private investigator that the FBI is wiretapping his phones.
Fearing for his son, Jordan’s father advises him to leave Stratton Oakmont and lie low while Jordan’s lawyer negotiates a deal to keep him out of prison. Jordan, however, cannot bear to quit and talks himself into staying in the middle of his farewell speech. Jordan, Donnie, and their wives are on a yacht trip to Italy when they learn that Aunt Emma has died of a heart attack. Jordan decides to travel to Switzerland immediately to settle the bank account. In order to bypass border controls, he forces his yacht captain to sail to Monaco, but the ship is capsized in a storm.
After their rescue, the plane sent to take them to Geneva is destroyed when a seagull flies into the engine. Jordan takes this as a sign from God and decides to sober up. Two years later, the FBI arrests Jordan because Saurel, arrested in Florida on an unrelated charge, has also informed on Jordan. Since the evidence against him is overwhelming, Jordan agrees to gather evidence on his colleagues in exchange for leniency.
Fed up with Jordan’s lifestyle, Naomi tells Jordan she is divorcing him and wants full custody of their children. Jordan loses his mind and tries to run off with his daughter Skylar in his car, but he ends up crashing in the driveway. The next morning, Jordan wears a wire to work but slips a note to Donnie warning him. Donnie keeps the note and rats out on Jordan to the FBI. Jordan is arrested for breaching his co-operation deal. The FBI raids and shuts down Stratton Oakmont. Despite this one breach, Jordan receives a reduced sentence for his testimony and serves three years in a minimum security prison.
After his release, Jordan makes a living hosting seminars on sales technique. Martin Scorsese was considered to direct the film. 1 million on the movie rights. North America and Japan, but passed on the rest of the international market. A civil lawsuit initiated by the U. In the film, most of the real-life characters’ names have been changed from Belfort’s original memoir. The name was changed after Porush threatened to sue the filmmakers.