By Kylie Stevens For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 04:02 BST, 1 September 2019 | Updated: 04:08 BST, 1 September 2019
Infamous US fraudster Jordan Belfort has described two female Today Show hosts as 'liars' and 'çlueless' after they branded him a thief during a fiery television interview.
Belfort spent 22 months in prison after pleading guilty to fraud and money laundering in 1999, and has since rebuilt his life as a motivational speaker.
His crimes were detailed in his first memoir, The Wolf of Wall Street, which was later turned into the 2013 blockbuster of the same name, starring Leonardo Di Caprio.
Belfort's interview with Today Show hosts Allison Langdon and Jayne Azzopardi on Sunday morning began on friendly terms as Belfort spoke from Los Angeles about an upcoming speaking event.
Former fraudster Jordan Belfort clashed with the Today Show hosts on Sunday morning
But the live television interview turned hostile when Langdon asked whether Belfort thought his new career was 'ethical', given his notorious criminal past.
'I teach ethical persuasion and sales and ethical marketing. I have proved