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CHANGING PLACES: Who would City midfielder Adam Barton change places with in our PUSB match-day programme feature?

28 January 2015

Check out our award-winning PUSB programme as Adam Barton changes places with the Wolf of Wall Street...

Coventry City's award-winning match-day programme PUSB has been brimming with fantastic content this season from your Sky Blues squad.

One of the features to gain plenty of recognition among City fans this season has been 'Changing Places' where we ask each City player if they could change places with someone, who would it be!?

It is one of the features which helped PUSB claim the League One programme of the year, from the Midlands Programme Club, along with many other exciting features.

Check out one of our Changing Places from earlier in the season with Adam Barton below and remember, PUSB will be available around the Ricoh Arena for next weekend's home clash with Walsall with lots of fresh new content!

ADAM BARTON - CHANGING PLACES

WHO WOULD YOU CHANGE PLACES WITH?

Jordan Belfort – The Wolf of Wall Street.

WHY JORDAN BELFORT?

I watched the Wolf of Wall Street and read a few books on him. He seems to have everything including a good bank balance. He is really cool and he gets a lot of women of course. He seems to have lived an exciting life.

WHAT IS HIS BEST QUALITY?

He’s best quality is probably also his worst, selling a lie. He sold those penny stocks to thousands of people who lost a lot of money but somehow, he sold it to them.

WHAT IS YOUR BEST MEMORY OF HIM?

Having read the books and watched the film, the funniest memory of him is when took a lot of pills and couldn’t drive the car. That is easily the funniest bit in the film and it just seems like it wouldn’t be real.

IF YOU COULD PICK ANY OF HIS QUALITIES FOR YOURSELF WHAT WOULD THEY BE?

His imagination. A lot of people have a lot of money but probably don’t know how to spend it and have a good time. He has some great ideas of how to spend his money and have fun, it is a great quality.

IF YOU COULD ASK HIM ONE QUESTION WHAT WOULD IT BE?

Could we go back in time and work with you one day?

PROFILE

Jordan Belfort

Age: 52
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York City, USA
Occupation: Author, Entrepreneur, Motivational Speaker
Famous for: Being the ‘Wolf Of Wall Street’

Biography

The 2013 film ‘Wolf Of Wall Street’, starring Leonardo Di Caprio, earned rave reviews from the critics and grossed millions worldwide, but the story behind the real man himself is even more intriguing.

Jordan Ross Belfort, born in the Bronx in 1962, was an ambitious young man, who earned $20,000 from selling Ice Cream in New York after completing high school. With the money, he graduated from American University with a degree in Biology.

Belfort eventually took control of the brokerage firm Stretton Oakmont. Depending on which story you believe, he either founded the firm with some friends or he bought out the previous owners. It was here where he earned his moniker, taking part in illegal stock market activities to earn millions of dollars, defrauding clients in the process.

He did this by buying cheap shares of stock, lying about how well the company was doing and then selling his shares for a profit, before the company collapsed.

With his fortune, Belfort became well known for an extravagant lifestyle, hosting lavish parties. However in 1987 the FBI investigated him and in 1995 Stretton Oakmont was closed. He spent 22 months in prison and was ordered to pay back $110.4 million to his victims, over half of which still has not been paid back.
He began to write about his memoirs in prison and eventually released two books. The first of which, ‘Wolf Of Wall Street’, has been released in 40 countries and was turned in to a Hollywood film in 2013, which went onto gross $392 million at the box office.


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