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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.

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