• Nadine Caridi is the ex-wife of Jordan Belfort, the subject of the movie “The Wolf of Wall Street.”
• Her net worth is estimated to be over $1 million.
• She is a former model and attended John Dewey High School in Brooklyn.
• In 2005, she and Belfort divorced due to Belfort's addictions and affairs.
• Nadine is now married to John Macaluso, the former CEO of Wizard World.

Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthJuly 9, 1962
SpouseNadine Caridi, Denise Lombardo
FactServed 22 months of a 4-year sentence for his involvement in a "pump-and-dump" financial scheme.

Who is Jordan Belfort’s ex-wife Nadine Caridi?

Nadine Caridi was born on 6 November 1962, in London, England, and is a former model, but perhaps best known for being the ex-wife of motivational speaker and stockbroker Jordan Belfort who is the supposed subject of the film “The Wolf of Wall Street”.

The Net Worth of Nadine Caridi

How rich is Nadine Caridi? As of mid-2018, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $1 million, earned through success in her numerous activities. Her net worth has also possibly been elevated through her association with Jordan Belfort, and current husband John Macaluso. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.

Early Life and Career Beginnings

While Nadine was born in London, her family later moved to Brooklyn, New York City USA where she would grow up. While very little is known about her family, it is known that she attended John Dewey High School in Gravesend, Brooklyn, and after matriculating decided to pursue a career in modelling, becoming the poster girl of Miller Lite during the late 1990s. She would go on to be featured in numerous national advertising campaigns including in various television commercials, and was also a frequent face in commercials during Monday Night Football.

Meeting Jordan Belfort

Sometime in his career, Jordan discovered penny stocks and would found Stratton Oakmont, which marketed penny stocks and subsequently defrauded investors. He used a pump and dump type of stock sales in which they sold cheaper stocks at higher prices, increasing his wealth significantly. Due to his success in using the scam, he was able to create a lavish lifestyle, filled with parties, and drugs which resulted in addiction. At one point, his company employed over 1,000 stock brokers, and was involved in stock issues totaling $1 billion.

During the peak of his wealth, he met Caridi and the two hit it off despite Belfort still being married to Denise Lombardo at the time, a relationship eventually led to divorce in 1991. Shortly afterwards, Belfort and Caridi married with a lavish ceremony in the Caribbean. Around this time, she became known as the Duchess of Bay Ridge, but she ceased to work as a model in order to take care of her family, as she had two children with Belfort.

The Downfall of Belfort and Divorce

Eventually Jordan’s schemes would be noticed by the National Association of Securities Dealers (now the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) and while the group couldn’t find conclusive evidence at first, they would eventually be successful in putting Stratton Oakmont out of Business. Belfort’s drug addiction was increasing at this point, and his schemes along with alleged domestic violence as well as affairs with other women eventually led to his marriage break down. The couple would finally divorce in 2005..

Belfort was eventually indicted for money laundering and securities fraud six years earlier, and would subsequently serve 22 months of a four year sentence. His pump and dump scams led to $200 million in investor losses, and he was ordered to repay around $110 million of what he had swindled. During his time in prison, he discovered a new passion for motivational speaking and writing. He wrote two memoirs entitled “The Wolf of Wall Street” and “Catching the Wolf of Wall Street”, which have been published in over 40 countries and in 18 languages.

The Wolf of Wall Street and Aftermath

In 2013, a movie was made based on Jordan’s book “The Wolf of Wall Street”, actually written just a few days after his release from prison, and which starred Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead role as well as Jonah Hill, with Nadine’s role played by Australian actress Margot Robbie, and directed by Martin Scorsese There was a strong bidding war for his books and there has been controversy surrounding it, with some believing that details in the book may have been fabricated. Nevertheless, the film proved successful, earning numerous rewards at the box office.

Following her divorce from Belfort, Nadine would start a relationship with the former CEO of Wizard World John Macaluso, eventually leading to marriage, with the ceremony in Manhattan. Macaluso is 22 years older than Nadine; their family consists of Macaluso’s three daughters from his previous marriage and Nadine’s two sons from her marriage to Belfort. Their life has mainly been out of the spotlight, with the last coverage due to the popularity of the film “The Wolf of Wall Street”. Belfort, on the other hand, continues to move forward with his new career.

General Info

Full NameJordan Belfort
Date Of BirthJuly 9, 1962
Height1.7 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, Entrepreneur, Film producer, Stockbroker, Author, Motivational speaker
EducationAmerican University


SpouseNadine Caridi, Denise Lombardo
ChildrenCarter Belfort, Chandler Belfort

Social profile links


1Getting rich is fucking easy. Eight years ago I had zero; this year I'm going to make $100m gross.
2Winners use words that say 'must' and 'will'
3Without action, the best intentions in the world are nothing more than that: intentions.
4I've got the guts to die. What I want to know is, have you got the guts to live?
5And from the time I was a kid, I've had this internal monologue roaring through my head, which doesn't stop - unless I'm asleep. I'm sure every person has this; it's just that my monologue is particularly loud. And particularly troublesome. I'm constantly asking myself questions. And the problem with that is that your brain is like a computer: If you ask a question, it's programmed to respond, whether there's an answer or not. I'm constantly weighing everything in my mind and trying to predict how my actions will influence events. Or maybe manipulate events are the more appropriate words. It's like playing a game of chess with your own life. And I hate fucking chess!
6But what I sincerely hope is that my life serves as a cautionary tale to the rich and poor alike; to anyone who's living with a spoon up their nose and a bunch of pills dissolving in their stomach sac; or to any person who's considering taking a God-given gift and misusing it; to anyone who decides to go to the dark side of the force and live a life of unbridled hedonism. And to anyone who thinks there's anything glamorous about being known as a Wolf of Wall Street.
7If you want to be rich, never give up. People tend to give up. If you have persistence, you will come out ahead of most people. More importantly, you will learn. When you do something, you might fail. But that's not because you're a failure. It's because you have not learnt enough. Do it differently each time. One day, you will do it right. Failure is your friend.
8Successful people are 100% convinced that they are masters of their own destiny , they're not creatures of circumstance, they create circumstance, if the circumstances around them suck they change them
9No matter what happened to you in your past, you are not your past, you are the resources and the capabilities you glean from it. And that is the basis for all change.
10There's no nobility in poverty.
11The easiest way to make money is create something of such value that everybody wants and go out and give and create value, the money comes automatically.
12The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can't achieve it
13Act as if! Act as if you're a wealthy man, rich already, and then you'll surely become rich. Act as if you have unmatched confidence and then people will surely have confidence in you. Act as if you have unmatched experience and then people will follow your advice. And act as if you are already a tremendous success, and as sure as I stand here today - you will become successful.
14Whether you say, 'I can' or 'I can't,' you're right either way.
15When you live your life by poor standards, you inflict damage on everyone who crosses your path, especially those you love
16You don't choose who you fall in love with, do you? And once you do fall in love - that obsessive sort of love, that all-consuming love, where two people can't stand to be apart from each other for even a moment-how are you supposed to let a love like that pass you by?


1Served 22 months of a 4-year sentence for his involvement in a "pump-and-dump" financial scheme.




Firestorm1997executive producer
Skeletons1997TV Movie executive producer
The Elevator1996executive producer
Santa with Muscles1996executive producer
Prey of the Jaguar1996Video executive producer
Assault on Dome 41996TV Movie executive producer
Blood Money1996executive producer
The Secret Agent Club1996executive producer


The Wolf of Wall Street2013Auckland Straight Line Host


The Wolf of Wall Street2013book


The Mike Koenigs Show2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Poverty Inc2014DocumentaryHimself
Today2014TV SeriesHimself
The Insider2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - The Wolf of Wall Street
Inside Edition2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Entertainment Tonight2014TV SeriesHimself
Piers Morgan Tonight2014TV SeriesHimself
The Real Wolf of Wall Street Discusses the Film, Ambition, and Greed2013ShortHimself

Archive Footage

Inside Edition2015TV Series documentaryHimself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

Write A Comment

Pin It