Jordan Belfort, a former Wall Street stockbroker, remains a prominent figure in the finance industry. Despite his past legal troubles for fraud, Belfort, commonly known as the “Wolf of Wall Street,” has persisted in engaging in different ventures, accumulating a substantial fortune worth millions of dollars.
In particular, inroads in various high-earning and investment products have resulted in Belfort amassing an estimated net worth of $134 million as of March 2023, data by Business 2 Community indicates.
The breakdown of his wealth includes an annual income of $18 million from book sales and motivational speaking engagements. For instance, Belfort wrote a book titled “The Wolf of Wall Street” that chronicled his career and fell into the finance industry. The book’s success led to a sequel, “Catching the Wolf of Wall Street.”
He is also a successful motivational speaker and earns approximately $9 million annually by sharing his story of triumph, failure, and redemption at events worldwide.
Belfort’s luxury lifestyle
At the same time, Belfort has invested in the real estate sector, owning a luxurious 10,000-square-foot home in New York that he bought for $27 million. However, the property’s actual value at the moment cannot be determined due to real estate instability.
Belfort is also known for living a luxurious lifestyle and is reported to own a collection of high-end vehicles worth $4 million, including a Bugatti Chiron valued at $3 million, a Ferrari Portofino worth $700,000, a Lexus ES valued at $135,000, a Jaguar XE worth $125,000, and an Alfa Romeo Giulia worth $90,000.
In addition, he has an estimated cash reserve of over $32 million and an investment portfolio valued at $15 million. Following the production of the movie “The Wolf of Wall Street,” Belfort made an impressive $50 million by selling the rights to his story.
Elsewhere, Belfort also has some stake in cryptocurrency-related products, controlling $178,393 in non-fungible tokens (NFTs) collection. The value is derived from his purchase of CryptoPunk #6033 on the OpenSea marketplace, where he spent 102 ETH. He has also raised over $422,000 for charity through an NFT auction.
Belfort’s crypto involvement
Despite a cloud of uncertainty hanging around his wealth due to factors like pending restitutions for his victims, Belfort continues to be involved in the financial world and embracing new products in the sector.
For instance, Belfort remains bullish on the future of cryptocurrencies after initially terming assets such as Bitcoin (BTC) a ‘scam.’ However, he has since recanted his view, noting that Bitcoin’s ability to withstand several scandals made him change his mind about the asset. At the moment, Belfort believes that regulating the crypto space will be a bullish element for the price of Bitcoin in the long run.
It is worth noting that in 1998, during the height of his company’s illicit activities, Belfort raked in a staggering $50 million, propelling his net worth to $400 million after accounting for inflation.
Unfortunately, his financial success was short-lived, as he soon found himself in legal trouble for fraud and other charges linked to his involvement in stock market manipulation. However, he still owes over $110 million in restitution to the victims of his fraudulent activities.