Jordan Belfort To Make Millions From Wolf Of Wall Street, Will Keep None Of It

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If you haven’t seen The Wolf of Wall Street yet, you’re missing out on one of the most entertaining movies you’ll ever see. Some complain the film is too long — it’s three hours in length. Others complain that it’s too sexual in nature. From beginning to end, it’s filled with more tits and ass than any non-pornography flick you’ve ever watched — Belfort snorts coke out of a hooker’s asshole in the opening scene. And perhaps worst of all, detractors of The Wolf of Wall Street feel that Jordan Belfort is such a sleazy, swindling, scummy adulterer, that his character is impossible to like, support or empathize with, making the movie tough to stomach — if you’re unfamiliar with the plot, Belfort made millions upon millions by manipulating stocks and talking people out of their money. He also snorted half of Colombia and slept with half of New York while doing it.

And if I’m being honest, Margot Robbie‘s nude scene might be worth the price of admission alone.

Although the film glorifies Belfort’s former lifestyle, it’s plain to see the man lived life morally-bankrupt during his run. It caught up to him, however, and he spent 22 months in prison for the crimes he committed. As part of his 2003 sentencing agreement, Belfort was required to forfeit 50% of all future earnings to the people he defrauded until he repaid a total of $110 million in restitution.

As one would imagine, Belfort stands to make a large sum of money from the success of The Wolf of Wall Street, which was derived from his book. Per his post on Facebook, Belfort is not giving 50% of the movie royalties to his victims. He’s actually giving them 100% of it.

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Quaaludes, man. They’ve never seemed cooler.

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