The Wolf of Wall Street is an uncompromising vision of excess and greed. The only problem with the film, isn’t the film itself. It’s that the quality of the film is causing real-life-wolf-of-wall-street Jordan Belfort to make a dump truck load of money. Not only from his share of the film’s profits but also from the increased sales of his book, which the film is based on.
Well, in order to clarify where Jordan Belfort’s share of the profits are going, he took to Facebook to make a statement:
‘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!)’