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'Wolf of Wall Street' real-life man claims he won't see any money from movie

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The real-life “Wolf of Wall Street”, Jordan Belfort who is portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio in the movie, claims that he isn’t “making a single dime” off the movie or the book.

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Belfort stated on his Facebook page, “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.”

Jordan Belfort spent 22 months in prison after being convicted in connection to the $200 million finance fraud. He went on to write on his Facebook page that all the proceeds from the book and the movie “amount to countless millions of dollars and hopefully be more than enough to pay back anyone who is still out there.”

Attorney Diane Nygaard revealed that many of the people who were scammed when they invested in Belfort’s Stratton Oakmont are still owed a lot of money. Nygaard said, “several individuals from all over the country are still owed a lot of money.”

She went on to add that the money owed would amount to “millions of dollars in restitution.”

On Jordan Belfort’s Facebook page is the following statement he made. “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!)”

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