Jordan Ross Belfort is an American author, motivational speaker, and former stockbroker.
In 1999, he pleaded guilty to fraud and related crimes in connection with stock-market manipulation and running a boiler room as part of a penny-stock scam. Belfort spent 22 months in prison as part of an agreement under which he gave testimony against numerous partners and subordinates in his fraud scheme.
He published the memoir The Wolf of Wall Street which was adapted into a film and released in 2013. The film was directed by Martin Scorsese and starred Leonardo DiCaprio as Belfort.