Howling All The Way To The Bank
Last week, as you, Jonah Hill, Leonardo DiCaprio and the gaggle of supermodels that follow him wherever he goes had drinks on the top deck of your Oceanco Nirvana Yacht, the boys told you all about the upcoming Scorsese movie they’re starring in. It’s based on the book “The Wolf Of Wall Street,” ($10.00) which in turn, is based on the true story of the author, Jordan Belfort. We know the Dom Perignon was flowing that day, so in case you don’t remember all the details of the book, we’ll jog your memory a bit for you here. In the 90‘s, Jordan Belfort literally made thousands of dollars a minute, and did his best to spend it almost as fast as he earned it.
His purchases of choice included—but were not limited to—drugs, sex, and international globe-trotting (sounds like a fun guy so far). With a model-wife and two kids at home (plus a staff of 22 servants and a pair of bodyguards), this brilliant and conniving stockbroker ran the notorious investment firm Stratton Oakmont, which was reportedly the prototype for the Affleck flick “Boiler Room”. The obscene amount of money he made fueled the binge and spend lifestyle that ultimately led to him sinking a 170-foot yacht, crashing a jet and running up a $700,000 hotel tab. This incredible and at times hilarious book documents it all, taking you along Belfort’s wide ride to the top, and the crash that inevitably came after it. We highly recommend reading this thing before the movie comes out in November—or Leo gives you a sneak peek in his screening room at home.