The story of the "American dream" has been told many times. "The Wolf of Wall Street," directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, is yet another story about the American dream, this time told through the eyes of Jordan Belfort, an infamous stock broker that founded the Stratton Oakmont penny stock brokerage firm.

Little is as heroic as a self-made man living the life that he envisioned for himself, and that's exactly how "The Wolf of Wall Street" portrays Jordan Belfort. An opportunist, Jordan Belfort dove into the belly of Wall Street at the age of 22 and quickly made as much as $72,000. In a month.

Eventually, Belfort's success drew a following, enabling  him to recruit a team to work for him at Stratton Oakmont, a firm that originally opened up inside an abandoned auto body shop. Their mission: attract clients from the top 1% income bracket in the country.

At its prime, Stratton Oakmont hired more than 1000 stock brokers and was involved in over $1 billion worth of stock issues. The ambitious stock brokers believed that the sky was the limit and they partied rock rockstars. What's more, Scorsese's movie portrayed ridiculous office parties featuring games with midgets and half naked women. The young band brokers also enjoyed more beautiful women, drugs, big yachts, and of course, expensive fast cars.

However, Jordan Belfort's ride inevitably came to an end. After a wild run of ludicrous fortunes, Belfort's reign over the market ended when he was indicted for securities fraud and money laundering in 1998. After he agreed to cooperate with the FBI in the investigation, Belfort served a sentence of 22 months at a federal prison. 

Youth, talent, ambition, and the lack of a moral compass makes for an incredible story. The notoriety of Jordan Belfort and the Stratton Oakmont firm became the inspiration of the 2000 cult hit "Boiler Room" and Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street."

In "The Wolf of Wall Street," Leonardo DiCaprio does a great job portraying Jordan Belfort and the luxurious lifestyle of excess during the roaring 90's. That said, a car says a lot about a man, and it's very important that Martin Scorsese and his production chose the right cars for "The Wolf of Wall Street" to properly reflect Jordan Belfort.

The notable cars of "The Wolf of Wall Street" include the beautiful Jaguar E-Type, The powerful Jaguar E-Type, the outrageous Lamborghini Countach, and the 512 TR, a masterpiece by Ferrari.

Now it's your turn. What cars would you guys own if you became filthy rich. Let us know in the comments below!

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