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Jordan Belfort is a criminal.
You see, he was convicted of securities fraud and money laundering back in 2003, for which he served a measly 22 months in jail. He was also ordered to pay back US$110.4 million that he swindled from stock buyers.
Sadly, it’s been reported that he’s not been as good with the repayment plan as he was with the swindling…
Jordan doesn’t like to talk about this, though – it makes him uncomfortable.
In a recent interview with Liz Hayes on 60 Minutes, Jordan stormed off set after Liz asked some questions about his cash-flow. He called the interview a “hatchet job” and later called Liz “the worst interviewer he’s ever had the displeasure of sitting down with”.
Sure, 60 Minutes can be a bit on the nose sometimes, but damn their lack of decorum in asking criminals relevant questions!
As far as I’m concerned, when you’re the “WOLF OF WALL STREET” – a convicted criminal who diddled thousands of people out of HUNDREDS of millions of dollars, yet you still get to live it up at Manhattan Beach (refer below – it’s such a lovely spot) AND you get paid fat stacks to MOTIVATE people (despite being nowhere near qualified to tell others what to do) – you damn well need to cop every insult, explicit or implied, on the chin, and cop them sweet.
Oh yeah, he’s here in Australia “motivating” us for prices, ranging up to $795 (this ticket buys you some time with this bullshit artist).
Until he’s made good his court-ordered restitution plan and answers some damn good questions, he doesn’t get to tell us what to do.
Nor does he get to act self-righteous when we question whether he’s made good his criminal acts.
Jordan Belfort is no “wolf.”
As far as I’m concerned, the only four letter word for him (ok, well one of them) is sook.