Denise Lombardo Short Bio
Born on 11 November 1963 in Ohio, USA, Denise Lombardo is best known as the ex-wife of Jordan Belfort, the notoripus ‘Wolf of Wall Street’. The 56 year old is also known for working on “Growing Seeds of Decay” the album made by Septycal George.
Lombardo was born under the Scorpio sign, into a family of Italian ancestry – Anthony Fiorito and Ann Lombardo – and spent her formative years alongside her two sisters, Deanna and Lisa.
She was a student of Townston University, where she attained a BA degree in Business Administration. Denise then worked for the Modern Medical Systems’ sales department for seven years, followed by Smith and Nephew. After that, she was employed by Home Depot, and in 2000 became a licensed realtor for Prudential Douglass Elliman.
Denise’s net worth is estimated to be around $3 million. She hasn’t been under the spotlight since her divorce – the Twitter profile of a woman who has the same name and works as a teacher, has led some people to believe that’s Denise.
However, that turned out to be a different person.
Denise’s dating history– the identities of partners she had before Belfort – is kept a secret. However, even details of their marriage remain little known to this very day – they married in 1985 and divorced in 1991. The couple didn’t have any children, but Belfort has two kids with his next wife, Nadine Cardi, whom he married in 1991. In 2008 he married Anne Koppe, and they remain together to this day. Denise also remarried a man only known as Mlady.
Ex-Husband Jordan Belfort
Jordan Ross Belfort was born on 9 July 1962 in Queens, New York, USA, which means that he’s 57 years old and his zodiac sign is Cancer. He is best known for the fraud he committed in the 1990s, but is now also known as a motivational speaker and an author. He gained more attention when he was a subject of “The Wolf of Wall Street”, a film by Martin Scorsese. After matriculating from high school and prior to enrolling into college, Belfort apparently made $20,000 selling Italian Ice. He was a student of American University, and graduated with a degree in biology.
After that, he attended University of Maryland School of Dentistry, but dropped out on the first day having been told that the golden age of dentistry was over, and that he wouldn’t be able to get rich in that profession.
Jordan Belfort Career
Prior to rising to fame, Jordan worked as a meat and seafood salesman in New York and, speaking about that experience, stated that he initially had success, selling 5,000 pounds of meat per week. However, this business faced bankruptcy, and Jordan moved on to study to become a stockbroker. Belfort subsequently founded Stratton Oakmont, a brokerage house that would bring him notoriety in the future.
Apparently achieving vast success with his business, Belfort lived a luxurious lifestyle, attending parties, but also developing an addiction to a psychedelic substance, Quaalude. “I got greedy. … Greed is not good. Ambition is good, passion is good”, the author said, reminiscing on that time. Another major issue for Belfort at that time was a $1 billion stock fraud he committed, which inspired the movies “Boiler Room” and “The Wolf of Wall Street”. The result was that Jordan served a 22-month sentence ainthe Taft Correctional Institution, California.
This experience opened his eyes however, and he was able to turn his life around and pay his clients back.
Using his unfortunate situation cleverly, Belfort wrote two memoirs – “The Wolf of Wall Street” and “Catching the Wolf of Wall Street”, with both receiving a positive response from readers – the books have been translated into 18 languages, and have reached 40 countries. However, some people believe that a somewhat large portion of the events depicted in the book have been invented.
Like many greats before me, I refuse to quit when things get tough. What drives us to new heights is the ability to overcome and succeed in any circumstance. – J
In 2013, the movie entitled “The Wolf of Wall Street” was released, with Belfort played by Leonardo DiCaprio, and Belfort had a smaller role in the movie himself.
Considering Belfort’s success in the business field, it is no surprise that he gives motivational speeches. When he began doing that, Jordan would merely focus on ethics and motivation, but has now shifted his focus to entrepreneurship. Belfort also hosts the “Jordan Belfort’s Straight Line Sales Psychology” seminars, and his audience in Australia could see him at his seminar named “The Truth Behind His Success”. Some of his interviews can be found on YouTube. In 2017 he spoke about Bitcoin, calling it a fraud.
Career on TV
Belfort briefly worked as a producer in the ‘90s, making “The Secret Agent Club”, “Assault on Dome 4” and “Prey of the Jaguar”. In 2013, the audience was able to see him in “The Real Wolf of Wall Street Discusses the Film, Ambition, and Greed”, and he then proceeded to appear in several talk-shows, such as “Piers Morgan Tonight” and “The Insider”. His most recent appearances include “The Mike Koenigs Show” and “Inside Edition”.
Belfort can be reached through social media – he is followed by 730,000 people on Instagram. Being a smart businessman, he uses the platform to promote his work, but occasionally also shares photos from his personal life.