Wolf Of Wall Street

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Wolf Of Wall Street

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a fast paced, hilarious book about the adventures on Wall Street. This book keeps you on your toes and is the most entertaining book i've ever read. It will be hard to believe, that it was all a true story. Jordan Belfort did an outstanding job of taking us on his wild ride. This book connects to my life because I crave parts of his life, especially money. This book also turned me on to finding a career in the stock market. There is a lot of work involved, but the pay off is amazing as shown in this book. I can use the informationin this book to further expand my knowledge about the stock market and also how people cheat the market and money launder.

Recommendation and Connection

The main character in this story is of course, Jordan Belfort. He was a stockbroker out of Manhattan, New York. He would invest in stocks for himself and other people(most of the time lying or illegaly).“If you want to be rich, never give up. People tend to give up. If you have persistence, you will come out ahead of most people. More importantly, you will learn. When you do something, you might fail. But that’s not because you’re a failure. It’s because you have not learned enough. Do it differently each time. One day, you will do it right. Failure is your friend.”(Belfort 353) He wrote the book, and it is his story from the best to worst parts of life.Another important character throughout the book, was Donnie Azoff. He was Jordan's best friend and his main business partner.

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About the book

This action-packed book was 519 pages. It was a non-fiction memoir, written by Jordan Belfort. Jordan Belfort a young stockbroker driven by power, money, drugs, and sex. Rose from an entry level apprentice at a brokerage house,to the founder of his own investment firm called Stratton Oakmont. In his wild ride, Jordan makes over 50 million dollars a year, divorces his wife, and creates a team of lying and money launderning salesmen. Finally, he gets taken down by the FBI, gets 4 years in a federal prison and a 110 million dollar restitution. However, he still becomes one of the most infamous kingpins in American finance history. Jordan's purpose of writing his memoir was to tell his very amusing true story.

Jordan Belfort

Wolf of Wall Street

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Theme

The theme in this book was, the American Dream isn't about being middle class and having your all of your kids go to college, it's about becoming ridiculously successful and rich. However, institutions that allow people to become ridiculously rich (Wall Street banks) aren't open to people with the wrong background and without the correct connections. From that contradiction, the only way for normal people to achieve the American dream is to find something that's an illegal area of the law. “Successful people are 100% convinced that they are masters of their own destiny , they’re not creatures of circumstance, they create circumstance, if the circumstances around them suck they change them.” (Belfort 152)

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