I'm a New Yorker born and raised in the South Bronx and Queens. At the age of nineteen, I joined a brokerage house on Wall Street, eventually becoming a high-earning broker at a top firm, before leaving in search of a more meaningful life.
When you hear about the wolves in finance, you probably envision the Jordan Belforts of this world- and the tales of thee crazy hours they worked, bottles upon bottles of Dom, mountains of snow, thousands of dollars thrown around carelessly....It's all true. I was there, and I witnessed it. I took part in some of it too. But these wolves - many of whom built (and lost) vast personal fortune at the expense of others - were a part of an exclusive club.