Motivational speaker Jordan Belfort speaks on 'The Art of Prospecting' at a real estate agents' conference at the Gold Coast Convention Centre on June 1, 2014 on the Gold Coast, Australia.
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September 6, 2014

Jordan Belfort—the real life “Wolf of Wall Street”—made headlines after his debauched tell-all memoir was made into a movie in 2013, directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Now, Belfort appears to be riding the wave of fame to a new chapter: The Tampa Bay Times reports Belfort’s embarking on a national “redemption” tour, which begins September 15th in Clearwater, Fl.

Belfort’s 52 now, and lives near Los Angeles; since his release from prison, Belfort’s made a name for himself on the motivational speaking circuit, and has been working for companies like Delta Air Lines, Deutsche Bank and Symantec, among others. He’s even just returned from a worldwide tour, where he spoke from South Africa to Canada.

He might be apologetic, but who knows. In May, Belfort spoke to a crowd in Dublin, Ireland. As the Irish Examiner reported: “Getting rich is f****** easy,” Belfort said then. “Eight years ago I had zero; this year I’m going to make $100m gross.”

[Tampa Bay Times]

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