Jordan Belfort’s First Wife – Denis Lombardo Wiki (Bio, Age, Today, Kids, Net Worth, Height)
Many of Lombardo’s fans still associate her with Jordan Belfort, her ex-husband and a once-upon-a-time scandalous stockbroker.
Denise Lombardo got married to Jordan Belfort in 1985 when she was still young and deeply in love. Since their divorce in 1991, Lombardo and Belfort went separate ways, but fate wasn’t finished yet.
To date, scanty details about their six-year marriage keep popping in interviews and media analyses.
Te most in-depth scrutiny of Lombardo and Belfort’s short-lived union was a blockbuster movie in 2013, created by a renowned filmmaker, Martin Scorsese.
The megahit focuses more on Jordan Belfort than his ex-wife. Regardless, as her first wife, Denise couldn’t resist the renewed media attention of her movie role. In the movie, Cristin Milioti assumed her character by playing Teresa Petrillo.
‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ is one epic film featured in cinemas for the better part of 2014, generating more than $400 million in initial revenue.
Despite the reenactment of her first marriage and her previous strong connection to Jordan Belfort – a man with a knack for many things, including fame – Denise Lombardo has avoided the public eye since her heydays and maintains a low social profile.
Her Early Life and Education
Denise is quite a versatile linguist – she speaks both German and Italian. However, she is of pure Italian origin as her parents Ann Lombardo and Anthony Fiorito.
Ann and Anthony were blessed with two other girls, Lisa Scordato and Deanna – Denise had a wonderful sibling company and a loving family.
While some sources state that she was born in 1960, others suggest her actual birthday was in early November 1963.
Most of her early schooling and childhood life remains hidden in the memories of her closest family and friends. However, it’s a publicly known secret that she first met and fell in love with Belfort in high school.
The two didn’t waste time making lengthy proposals as was the norm – they got married in 1985 when Denise was still a Sales student and Belfort, a scrabbling meat dealer.
Their marriage journey wasn’t easy – Belfort’s meat venture wasn’t much of an investment, and Denise had to finish her studies, and at the same time, make both ends meet.
However, fate knocked on their doors when Jordan ventured into stocks. He made more than $3 million selling in the stock market franchise, one year after launching the career.
Despite the proceeds bearing good tidings for the young couple, Belfort had other plans. He preferred raving with other rich folk and soon lost interest in his first wife.
Even before parting ways, Jordan created a strong romantic relationship with his next wife, Nadine Caridi. In 1991, he made things official and left Denise for Nadine.
After the separation, Lombardo returned to Townson University to complete her Business studies. She graduated in 1992, and in the following year, was employed as a sales expert in the Modern Medical Systems sodality.
Her occupations and current net worth
Since her graduation in 1992, Denise has built a solid reputation as a hardworking employee in all the four companies she has worked and still does. Throughout the years, she has served diligently and done her best to accomplish greater heights in her career.
Denise Lombardo was a sales employee for the Modern Medical Systems Corporation between 1993 and 2000.
From 2000 to 2006, she worked as a flooring consultant for the Home Depot Company. For the following two years, she provided sales aid and expert advice on behalf of Smith & Nephew, a medical company. However, she returned to Home Depot from 2008 to 2010.
Even though her career was blooming at this point, Denise had one goal – to build her brand better and surpass the summit of her accomplishments. She ventured into real estate for the Prudential Douglas Elliman Company, where she works to date.
In her different careers, Denise has earned more than $3 million. However, speculations still surround her total net value. Besides, she must have gained a great deal through compensatory awards from her separation case.
The divorce and current love life
Immediately following her divorce, Denise retracted from the public spectrum and dedicated her time to improving her career.
She also kept her private life a secret from many. As far as her personal life goes, Mlady is the only lover she’s had since her public divorce with Jordan. They both live in Washington, where Denise also works.
Belfort married his new lover Nadine. However, the two also separated but were graced with two children from the marriage. Since the separation to date, Jordan has remarried – he wedded Anne Koppe and lives with her in Los Angeles, California.
Jordan Belfort, the Wolf of Wall Street
Belfort first appeared in the spotlight in the late 80s, when his stock market investments earned more than $3 million.
Before his stockbroking career, Jordan sold close to eight hundred pounds of meat a day. Despite his resilience, his meat business almost went bankrupt – that’s why he quickly opted for the profitable stocks brokerage niche.
Jordan came to be known as the Wolf of Wall Street when claims about his fraudulency surfaced years after founding his brokerage company, Stratton Oakmont.
He was later sentenced to twenty-two months imprisonment at the Taft Correctional Institution – he was found guilty of defrauding brokers and other clients $1 billion.
Besides living a king’s life and attending many classy parties, Jordan developed an addiction to Quaalude, a sedative and hypnotic drug.
He quickly rose to fame when news about his billion-dollar fraud traveled across the world. The epic heist inspired directors to create movies including ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ and ‘Boiler Room.’
After completing his jail sentence, Belfort was not only famous but also filled with ambition and passion for change. To reiterate his life story, he wrote the currently famous books, ‘Catching the Wolf of Wall Street’ and ‘The Wolf of Wall Street.’
Apart from being an author, Belfort is a motivational speaker. He hosts different seminars across America and other parts of the world.
Jordan Belfort has a staggering number of fans and social media followers. In 2020, his Instagram account recorded more than one million followers.
Jordan Belfort seems to enjoy the public glare and make the most of it.
Denise Lombardo is relatively inactive on social media and refrains from creating a public social profile.
Nonetheless, she’s still a media darling and a huge inspiration for many through her career milestones.