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The Wolf of Wall Street Jordan Belfort says he's not making any money from Martin Scorsese's film

12.31.2013by:

One thing that has been brought up several times since the controversy surrounding THE WOLF OF WALL STREET started is how much money Jordan Belfort will be making from the film. Belfort still hasn't made full restitution to his victims, and some believe he shouldn't receive any money from the movie. In a recent Facebook post, Jordan Belfort says he will be turning over 100% of the profits from the movie (and his book) to the government.

As you can imagine, I am very busy right now, but I owe this post to all my loyal friends and fans who have supported me since the beginning: For the record, I am not turning over 50% of the profits of the books and the movie, which was what the government had wanted me to do. Instead, I insisted on turning over 100% of the profits of both books and the movie, which is to say, I am not making a single dime on any of this. This should amount to countless millions of dollars and hopefully be more than enough to pay back anyone who is still out there. I thought this was already public information, as I have already said it publicly numerous times, but apparently there is so much NOISE right now that it has gotten lost in the shuffle. So, again, for the record: I am not making any royalties off the film or the books, and I am totally content with that. My income comes from new life, which is far better than my old one. (Although I will admit the Quaaludes were kind of fun, at least in the beginning. Thankfully, they're illegal! and impossible to find!)

I'm not going to sit here and call Jordan Belfort a great man for turning over all of the profits, but in my opinion, it's the right thing to do. His victims deserve restitution, and if he's not profiting from the movie and book, maybe some people will chill the f*ck out about THE WOLF OF WALL STREET.

Extra Tidbit: I saw THE WOLF OF WALL STREET over the weekend, and the audience was terrible. I don't think any of them knew it was suppose to be a satire, because the only people laughing while watching the film was me and my buddy.
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10:58AM on 12/31/2013
I can't believe I haven't seen this movie yet...
I can't believe I haven't seen this movie yet...
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10:59AM on 12/31/2013
Far be it from me to comment but talk about adaptational attractiveness!
Far be it from me to comment but talk about adaptational attractiveness!
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11:51AM on 12/31/2013
Great film regardless.
Great film regardless.
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1:55PM on 12/31/2013

Tidbit...

I'm sorry for that. It must have just been a bad audience at that showing. I went to see it with my brother and the whole theater was busting up.
I'm sorry for that. It must have just been a bad audience at that showing. I went to see it with my brother and the whole theater was busting up.
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2:43PM on 12/31/2013
I dont think I have laughed harder in a movie all year. Drop what you are doing and go see this.
I dont think I have laughed harder in a movie all year. Drop what you are doing and go see this.
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3:41PM on 12/31/2013

I don't think he's allowed to profit from Wolf of Wall Street

I believe there's a law on the books that says criminals aren't allowed to profit from their crimes, so he couldn't receive any $$$ from this movie. Still want to see this sometime; looks excellent.
I believe there's a law on the books that says criminals aren't allowed to profit from their crimes, so he couldn't receive any $$$ from this movie. Still want to see this sometime; looks excellent.
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4:44PM on 12/31/2013

Great Movie

So how is he making money then if not from his books or movie?
So how is he making money then if not from his books or movie?
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5:44PM on 12/31/2013
Keep in mind that he's still making money on the "Straight Line Persuasion System" talks that he's doing, so take everything he says with a large grain of salt. He's also using this movie to advertise his talks on his website, so while he may be tuning over the cash he gets directly from the movie, he's still profiting off of it indirectly.

Remember the scene in the film where Forbes does a hit piece on him, calling him "The Wolf of Wall Street," which ends up driving all those people to
Keep in mind that he's still making money on the "Straight Line Persuasion System" talks that he's doing, so take everything he says with a large grain of salt. He's also using this movie to advertise his talks on his website, so while he may be tuning over the cash he gets directly from the movie, he's still profiting off of it indirectly.

Remember the scene in the film where Forbes does a hit piece on him, calling him "The Wolf of Wall Street," which ends up driving all those people to Stratton Oakmont? Yeah, he's counting on the same thing happening here.
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9:41AM on 01/05/2014
He'll turn over his royalty cheques, but he won't turn over any further profits he will make from public speaking thanks to the publicity of the movie and the book. And that's what appears to be lost on the poster of this story and all those who support his move. Just because he's turning over the royalty cheques doesn't mean 100% of the profits are going to the gov't.
He'll turn over his royalty cheques, but he won't turn over any further profits he will make from public speaking thanks to the publicity of the movie and the book. And that's what appears to be lost on the poster of this story and all those who support his move. Just because he's turning over the royalty cheques doesn't mean 100% of the profits are going to the gov't.
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