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How a real wolf of Wall Street realized he had a wealth addiction

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Like many people, Sam Polk believed that money could solve all his problems. At 22 years old he went to work on Wall Street, and while he saw millions of dollars pour into his bank account, that cash did not come without personal turmoil and an addictive relationship with money. Anyone who has seen The Wolf of Wall Street will be stunned to read how similar Polk is to Leonardo DiCaprio's Jordan Belfort, but the similarities end after the endless flow of money, the pretty blonde girlfriend, and the fancy New York City apartment. Polk writes in the New York Times about how one small statement from an executive changed his entire view of Wall Street, and how he faced leaving a system that ensured him so much safety, wealth, and power — and what he did with all that money when he left.