Real Wolf of Wall Street Jordan Belfort to speak in Dublin

Former broker brings his highly successful sales and entrepreneurship seminar to RDS

Former stockbroker and the "Wolf of Wall Street" himself – Jordan Belfort – is coming to Dublin this week.

Mr Belfort, the man who wrote the New York Times bestseller, which was adapted for the big screen by Martin Scorsese, will bring his highly successful sales and entrepreneurship live sales seminar "The truth behind the success of the real life wolf of Wall Street" to Dublin's RDS.

He aims to give attendees over a three hour period the formula for success at creating wealth, in an event hosted by student news site College Times. As part of the talk, he will reveal the eight "must know" skills for business, sales and entrepreneurial success. In his twenties Belfort was earning more than $50 million a year, and had raised over $1.5 billion in venture capital, kick-starting multiple companies from scratch.

The movie based on his book grossed over $375 million worldwide and landed lead Leonardo DiCaprio an Oscar nomination.


On the subject of selling, "leveraging the recovery" will be the theme for the Sales Institute national conference, taking place in Dublin this week.

The event will examine the changes in spending patterns of consumers and businesses, new trends in data analytics, disruptive challenger brands and sales talent acquisition.

Each year the event attracts more than 300 sales leaders to network, gain ideas and understand new and future trends.

“We are seeing an increase in consumer confidence coming through our doors. Irish companies need to position themselves for the recovery that is well under way,” Smiles Dental chief executive Emmet O’Neill said.

The conference will be chaired by entrepreneur Sean Gallagher and will feature a number of speakers including Unilever Ireland managing director Jill Ross, Amarach chairman Gerard O'Neill, Microsoft Ireland managing director Cathriona Hallahan, GloHealth commercial director David Crimmins, Kanchi founder Caroline Casey and Oracle vice president Lisa Dillon.