'Wolf of Wall Street' to speak in Dubai

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Jordan Belfort is to speak at the 10th Arabian Business Forum.

Jordan Belfort is to speak at the 10th Arabian Business Forum.

The real life 'Wolf of Wall Street' Jordan Belfort is to speak at the 10th Arabian Business Forum being held on May 19 in Dubai.

Belfort built one of the biggest companies in Wall Street during the nineties, raising over $1.5bn and earning more than $50m a year.

However, he became embroiled in one of the industry’s biggest ever scandals and was subsequently found guilty of stock market manipulation and spent 22 months in jail. Belfort’s spectacular fall from grace is portrayed in the hit movie 'The Wolf of Wall Street' with Leonardo DiCaprio playing his character. DiCaprio has been nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of Belfort.

He will give a keynote address at 9.30am at the event, looking back at his career, and how he has rebuilt himself.

At his peak, as the owner of Stratton Oakmont, Belfort employed over 1,000 stockbrokers and started more than 30 million-dollar-companies from scratch.

Jordan’s two international bestselling memoirs, 'The Wolf of Wall Street' and 'Catching the Wolf of Wall Street', have been published in over 40 countries and translated into 18 languages.

*For tickets contact Amanda.Elisha@itp.com

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Posted by: surfayoob

That movie is good but it cannot be applicable for business model. I suggest we can take the good and neglect the bad things.

Posted by: Peter

It is amazing that a serious business magazine is promoting this guy. He was a fraudster. Lives were ruined.

What has he got to teach us, and why is it being promoted in such a glamorous way?

Is this the image that Arabian Business wishes to project of Dubai?

Posted by: turk971

@Peter, have you seen the film? I always believe there is always a lesson to be learned from the rise and fall of any individual.

Posted by: Sean

Great film none the less and he was caught, so let him be.

Posted by: Ian

And this guy is different to any other banker because.... oh wait, he got caught and went to jail, whereas all the others got a bonus, or better, got a job with the government.

Posted by: Ian

If you're worries about the lack of 'moral compasses', Dubai might not be the place for you! Have you looked around recently?! lol

Posted by: Mark Williams

I am well aware of Dubai and its approach to such matters as I have been here a very long time, I doubt this guys invitation has anything to do with the government. As far as other bankers not going to jail etc this particular person was a blatant fraudster, as much as I dislike bankers they cannot all be compared to this individual simply for qualifying for a bonus!

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