Who is Denise Lombardo?
Jordan Belfort became a successful stockbroker, but his success crumbled in the late ‘90s when it was discovered that his enormous success was only because of illegal stock-market manipulation. He spent 22 months in prison, but due to his notoriety, people around him became famous, including his first wife, Denise Lombardo. So, what do you know about her and what do you want to learn about her? Well, Denise Lombardo is in apparel and fashion, but is currently a real estate agent at the Prudential Douglas Elliman Company.
So, do you want to find out more about Denise Lombardo, from her childhood years, to how she met Jordan, and why they divorced? If yes, then stay with us for the length of the article, as we cover the life and career of Jordan Belfort’s first wife, Denise Lombardo.
Denise Lombardo Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Born Denise Florito on 11 November 1963 in Ohio, USA; she hasn’t revealed much about her childhood years, and as a result, names and vocation of her parents still remain a mystery. Furthermore, she also hasn’t revealed if she has any siblings or not. When it comes to her education, Denise, after finished high school enrolled at Adelphi University, New York, from which she obtained a bachelor’s degree in English Literature. She would later return to school and enrolled in Fashion Institute of Technology, New York.
Denise Lombardo and Jordan Belfort, Rise to Prominence
The two met way before Jordan became a successful businessman; he was just starting his career at L.F. Rothschild as a trainee stockbroker. Their relationship quickly improved and it was in 1987 that the two decided to tie the knot. As Jordan’s career improved, he had less and less time for Denise which had put a strain on their relationship, ultimately resulting in divorce in 1991. The two didn’t have children together.
Denise reached the limelight after Jordan’s career hit rock bottom; she was portrayed in the film “The Wolf of the Wall Street” by Cristin Milioti.
Life After Divorce, Career
Following Denise’s and Jordan’s divorce, Denise started a romantic relationship with a man named Mlady, and the two eventually married. Unfortunately, Denise has chosen not to share information about her personal life and isn’t active on any social media platform.
To speak of Denise’s career, she worked in the sales department of Modern Medical Systems Company from 1993 ‘til 2000, then joined The Home Depot Company as a Flooring Company as a flooring specialist for the next ten years. Also, she was a part of the Smith & Nephew company for two years, between 2006 and 2008. In 2010, Denise obtained a real estate license and looked for a job in the real estate industry. It didn’t take long for her to be recruited by the Prudential Douglas Elliman Company, for which she still works.
Denise Lombardo Net Worth
Although it wasn’t her career that made her popular, but her relationship with Jordan Belfort, her professional endeavors have certainly contributed to her wealth. So, have you ever wondered how rich Denise Lombardo is, as of early 2019? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Lombardo’s net worth is as high as $3 million, which is rather decent, don’t you think?
Caught up with my year 12 English teacher for lunch while home visiting family… One of my edu-heroes who inspired my teaching. Intelligent, compassionate, wise… And still teaching English to migrants and she's just shy of 80! pic.twitter.com/ADSp1MY9wt
— Denise Lombardo (@denise_lombardo) January 4, 2019
Denise Lombardo Ex-Husband Jordan Belfort
Now that we have shared all there is to know about Denise, let’s share some information about her ex-husband, Jordan Belfort.
Born Jordan Ross Belfort on the 9th July 1962, in Queens, New York City, USA, he is the son of Max and Leah Belfort, and is of Jewish ancestry. After high school, he obtained a degree in Biology from American University, but had already showcased his business skills back in high school when he teamed up with Elliot Loewenstern to sell Italian ice from Styrofoam coolers to people at a local beach. The two earned over $20,000 each.
He continued to buy and sell various items before he eventually declared bankruptcy at only 25 years of age, and then joined L.F. Rothschild as a trainee stockbroker. However, the Black Monday crisis saw him as an extra in the company, and he was fired.
After this, his rise to stardom begins, first by starting the Stratton Oakmont, and later scamming people for over $200 million, during which time he earned a net worth of over $100 million. However, it was all later revealed, and he spent 22 years in prison for his illegal acts.
Life After Prison, Net Worth
Since being released from prison, he has become a motivational speaker, author, and screenwriter. His book “The Wolf of the Wall Street” (2007) was immensely successful, and has been adapted into the film of the same name, released in 2013; the book and film made him famous yet again.
In regards to his personal life, Jordan was married to Nadine Candi from 1991 until 2005, when the two officially divorced; he has two children with Nadine. He is now engaged to Anne Koppe; the two announced their engagement back in 2015.
Jordan has experienced ups and downs in his financial status throughout his life ,and since his release from prison he has apparently been bankrupted again, and his net worth as of early 2019 is estimated at $-100 million.