Jordan Belfort Net Worth, Age, Height, Weight, Awards and Achievements

Jordan Belfort Net Worth

Net Worth in $$2 million
NameJordan Ross Belfort
Age58 years
Date of Birth9 July 1962
Place of BirthThe Bronx, New York, United States
Height1.70 m
Weight60 kg
Marital StatusEngaged
Wife/Spouse NameAnne Koppe
ChildrenCarter, Chandler
ProfessionMotivational speaker, entrepreneur, author
Latest UpdateApril 2020

Introduction of Jordan Belfort

Jordan Ross Belford is a renowned entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and  American author. He earned fame through his autobiography film “The Wolf of Wall Street” by Martin Scorsese. But a major part of his reputation is due to some of his wrongdoings during his career. He was contented guilty to deceive the stock-market scam manipulation and penny stock scam. Jordan Belfort net worth is estimated to be mostly a part of black money that he has earned through his wrongdoings. He has spent four years in prison due to his scams.

Early Life of Jordan Belfort

Jordan Belfort was born on 9 July 1962 in The Bronx, New York, United States. He was born to a Jewish family and both of his parents belonged to the accountancy department. He was born with an instinct talent and passion for business. He started his first business venture in his high school with his friend by selling Italian desserts at the beach. They made $20,000 through this business. He graduated from an American university with majors in biology. He wanted to pursue a degree in Dentistry.

He went to “The University of Maryland School of Dentistry” after graduating from high school and got enrolled as a dentistry student. He left university soon after he realized that dentistry is no more a worth paying degree. He divorced his first wife Denise Lombardo in his drug addiction phase and married a British model Nadine Caridi. He has two children from her. The couple separated later in 2005 after Nadine accused her of domestic violence.


Jordan Belfort CareerHe started his career by working in an investment bank L.F, Rothschild. He lost his job due to some stock management crisis. Later he started working at a small scale firm that used to sell penny stock. After gaining some skills, he started his business with Danny Porush and laid the foundation of Stratton Oakmont.

His breach started at this stage of his career when he deceived his investors by selling their investments 3 to 4 times their original price. In the end, the investors were left with no money. This earned him a lucrative net worth. He explored his business and net worth by making use of the “Pump and Dump” scheme.

He became exposed to the securities and became imprisoned due to his evildoings. He was imprisoned for twenty-two months. During his stay at the prison, he was convinced by one of his cell-mate and started writing his experiences in the form of a book.

He wrote two souvenirs “The Wolf of Wall Street” and “Catching the Wolf of Wall Street”. A film was directed by Martin Scorsese on The Wolf of Wall Street starring Leonardo Dicaprio as a leading cast. This earned him huge applause along with some critic comments. Along with his business scams, Jordan was also notorious for his misconduct towards his employees. At the time of imprisonment, he was also accused of violating employee’s rights.

Awards and Achievements

  • Jordan Belfort got recognition worldwide for his Oscar-winning autobiography. He expressed his life-long experiences through his writing. His writings enhanced his influential personality and helped many struggling people around the world.
  • After escaping from prison, he started preaching as a motivational speaker. He worked hard to regain his potential and started his speeches from roads. He talks about the ethics of business. He talks about his experiences and let people know what he has learned from his scams. He teaches others how to give their 100% in business. His major concern is to teach people the difference between ethics and greed.

Jordan Belfort Net Worth and Salary

Starting from his high school business of selling Italian desserts, he made a spectacular amount of money. He used his business skills and further expanded his vision. Jordan Belfort net worth is estimated to be around $2 million. He grossed a lot of money in his bank account through illegal ways. He spent a luxurious lifestyle and an expensive mansion.

He was seen drunk, throwing parties, and getting involved in prostitution. He had luxurious sports cars with him. He was supposed to pay an amount of $200 million to the authorities for his illegal business investments. His work as a motivational speaker has also helped him gain money and fame.

He earns almost $30,000 to $80,000 per speech as a motivational speaker. He has also made a noticeable amount of money by selling his writings after releasing from prison.

Bottom Line

All his life, Jordan Belfort craved money. He availed every single opportunity that he could, just to earn money. He even lost his wife due to his cunning behavior. She filed a divorce against him after being a victim of his inhumane behavior. But, the major turning point in his life came when he was released from jail. His writings earned him a favorable repute in society. The real thing he taught people through his writing is to always crave opportunities and once you met them, serve with your best potential.

He emphasized the power of actions. He is always of the opinion to do more work and less talk because your success is based on your smart actions. He is traveling worldwide, inspiring people through his speeches, and earning a valuable amount of money. His writings sold all across the globe being translated in different languages. He never led his dark past to overcome his skills. He worked hard to regain his position and financial status.

No matter what happened to you in your past, you are not your past, you are the resources and capabilities you glean from it. And that is the basis for all change”. – Jordan Belfort

Updated: April 12, 2021 — 12:48 pm