'Wolf of Wall Street' to speak in Dubai

Jordan Belfort, the real life star of Oscar-nominated movie, to appear at Arabian Business Forum
Jordan Belfort is to speak at the 10th Arabian Business Forum.
By Staff writer
Mon 20 Jan 2014 01:17 PM

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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