Today Vidello productions is taking a look at 10 Expensive Things Owned By Wolf of Wall Street Jordan Belfort and his incredible net worth.
10 — Long Island Mansion
Thought to be worth around $3.4 million dollars, Jordan Belfort purchased this home located in one of Long Island’s most affulent neighborhood’s, Old Brookville and the property was later siezed by the federal government and sold in 2001.
The home has five bedrooms and is well equipped for anyone with a party lifestyle having access to a three car garage, gym, large pool and multiple entertaining rooms.
There is only a short distance to the center of Manhattan and the home is situated deep in country-club territory.
Covering 8,700 square feet in total, the home has a large enterance that leads into an open hallway with checked marble floors.
The main kitchen is an entertainers dream with marble-topped island and built-in prep sink, while other features include two dishwashers, a double oven and a wine cooler.
The en-suite bathroom has mahogany furniture and the whirlpool tub is encased in its own mahogany throne.
Outside you will find a large patio area with built-in barbeque and a seating area that overlooks a large swimming pool.
The pool comes with its own pool-house and being set on two acres of land, the home comes with the added bonus of extensive privacy.
9 — White Ferrari Testarossa
This 12-cylinder mid engine sports car went into production in 1984 as the successor to the Ferrari Berlinetta Boxer and premiered at the 1984 Paris Motor Show
The car features a 4.9 litre Tipo F113 engine, 5-speed manual transmission and can accelerate from 0–100km/h in 5.3 seconds.
The top speed of the Testarossa is estimated at 290km/h and the car made numerous appearences in pop culture, most notably in the arcade game outrun.
Other notable owners of the Testarossa include O.J Simpson, Rod Stewart, Michael Jordan, Mike Tyson, John Carmack, Dr. Dre and Suge Knight.
8 — Luxury Yacht Nadine
Built in 1961, this large luxury yacht was originally owned by Coco Channel and was the yacht of the same name that sank in a storm in 1997 of the coast of Sardinia.
At 165.68 feet, the custom motor yacht offered accomodation for up to 10 guests in five staterooms with teak decks and a steel hull and steel superstructure.
Once described as its own personal sea-base, the yacht had room for a helicopter on the back and included many toys such as jet ski’s and various other watercraft.
The yacht was originally called “Big Eagle”, however Jordan Belfort re-named it after his second wife who was famous for her work in Miller Light commercials.
7 — White Lamborghini Countach
This is the car that Jordan Belfort famously crashed while high on Methoqualone, his white Lamborghini Countach was manufactured between 1974 and 1990.
The car has a five-speed manual transmission, a 5.2 liter V12 Lamborghini engine and at today’s prices you can pick one up for around $500,000 dollars with the car being extremely collectable.
The top speed comes in at around 170mph and with a 0–60 speed of 5.6 seconds, the car was one of the first to feature the world famous scissor doors, sky facing side windows and at the time was described as almost “space age”.
The bodywork is made of aliminium alloy that is bonded on a lightweight tubular spaceframe chassis and the last car to be made was the 25 anniversary edition in 1990.
6 — Beach Front Home
Thought to have been the main Jordan Belfort getaway holiday home, this beach house was where he and many of his company pals and bigwigs held massive parties to encourage company procrastination.
The California home has several balconies and a large pool area at the back and was located at 3423 The Strand in Hermosa Beach.
The home has large wooden doors, a two-car garage and was once featured in a promotional video showing Belfort giving a speech to employee’s
Other features include four bedrooms and five bathrooms, a large spiral staircase that connects to three floors and a great room that overlooks the beach.
The home features a media center, BBQ area and dining area on the beachfront with a large chefs kitchen for preping party meals.
The master suite sits on the third level and the master bedroom is covered in amrble and the en-suite features a walk-in shower.
5 — Bell 206 Jetranger 3
Belfort’s helicopter, which you did see in the movie, was mainly used to transfer him to and from his home in New York City, where he famously almost crashed it into his swimming pool while flying drunk.
With a capacity to carry four passengers and a maximum speed of 120 knots, his helicopter had a range of 374 nautical miles.
This type of helicopter has often been used by the military and civilian law enforcement such as the LAPD with over 7,300 built and produced between 1962 and 2017.
Several notable accidents have been involved with this type of helicopter including a helicopter for KNBC Channel 4 and on August 20, 2014 when Guatamala’s Army Chief of Staff was killed in a crash.
4 — Kit-Built Seawind Seaplane
Another one of the Jordan Belfort Toys was his custom built Seawind Seaplane which was often seen parked on the back of his yacht.
Originating from Canada, the design of the seawind was modern for its time and flew for the first time on 23rd August 1982 with production later moving to Kimerton, Pennsylvania, United States.
Powered by a 200 horsepower Lycoming IO-360 engine, the plane has a service ceiling of 18,000 feet and a rate of climb averaging 1250 feet per minute.
Under the nose deck, behind the rear seats and in the tail are three cargo compartments and retractable landing gears are hinged to the side of the hull which folds up into the wing for both flight and water operations.
3 — Jaguar E-Type Convertible
Another, now classic car once owned by Jordan Belfort, his Jaguar E-Type Convertible featured its 5 litre naturally aspirated petrol V12 engine, was built in 1972 and had a top speed of 217km/h (135mph).
The car has a 0–60mph time of 7.4 seconds, bucket seats and the cars retail value is somewhere in the region of $76,000 but can go up to $115,000 thanks to its collectable features.
The seating configuration in the car allows for only one passenger and a four speed manual transmission is featured with rack and pinion steering.
2 — Book Collection
Originally being one of the most succesful people on Wall Street some years ago before his felony charges, Jordan Belfort has wrote a collection of best-selling books on his life experiences in the world of finance.
His books include The Wolf of Wall Street, Catching The Wolf of Wall Street and The way of The Wolf with most of the books profits going straight back to the victims of the financial fraud.
Belfort’s books have been published in over 40 countries and translated into over 18 launguages with him recently recieving a $500,000 dollar advance from Random House Days before bidding rights begasn for the film named after the first book.
Belfort has also held many seminars in different countries and called his speaking engagements “The truth behind his success”.
1 — Stratton Oakmont
The company that became famous for noth the fil,, the books and Jordan Belfort himself, Stratton Oakmont was founded in 1989 and was based in Long Island, New York.
Over its years in business it was responsible for the initial public offering of 35 companies including Steve Madden LTD, a shoe company that still trades to this day.
Microcap pump and dump schemes were rife within the company and the firm did not have any control functions to verify prices of its positions and monitor trading activity.
The firm became famous for its wild parties that often happened in its office locations and also the spending of its executives outside the workplace.
In 1999 Jordan Belfort pleaded guilty to stock manipulation and securities fraud, helped prosecutors with other company investigations and recieved less prison time as a result.
At its peak, Stratton Oakmont was thought to have been worth around $400 million to half a billion dollars, with that value in today’s money being closer to $1 billion.
Jordan Belfort, The Wolf of Wall Street Quotes
- “The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.”
- “Act as if you’re a wealthy man, rich already, and then you’ll surely become rich”
- “When you live your life by poor standards, you inflict damage on everyone who crosses your path, especially those you love.”
- “You don’t choose who you fall in love with, do you? And once you do fall in love — that obsessive sort of love, that all-consuming love, where two people can’t stand to be apart from each other for even a moment — how are you supposed to let a love like that pass you by?”
- “If you want to be rich, never give up. People tend to give up. If you have persistence, you will come out ahead of most people”
- “Successful people are 100% convinced that they are masters of their own destiny , they’re not creatures of circumstance, they create circumstance, if the circumstances around them suck they change them.”