• Denise Lombardo is the first wife of Jordan Belfort.
• She was born in Ohio in 1963 and is of Italian descent.
• She graduated in business administration from Townson University in 1987.
• She married Jordan Belfort in 1985 and they divorced after his affair with Nadine Caridi.
• She has a net worth estimated at over $3 million and currently resides in Washington State with her husband Mlady.
Who is Denise Lombardo?
Denise Lombardo, the first wife of Jordan Belfort, was born on 11 November 1963, in Ohio, USA. Although this marriage didn’t last forever, fans of Jordan Belford are still interested in how she’s been doing. This explains her presence in the media, even though she didn’t have any social networks for a long time.
Denise grew up with her parents, Anthony Fiorito and Ann Lombardo, of Italian descent, and her ethnicity is Caucasian. She is not an only child, but has two sisters, Deanna, and Lisa Scordato. Denise graduated in business administration from Townson University in 1987, then with a BSc degree in 1992. She was a member of the Alpha Omicron Pi fraternity while a student. She speaks both Italian and German.
Denise was not a gold digger, oh no – she was just a girl in love. When she met Jordan they were still in high school, which eventually turned into a marriage in 1985. Denise was studying Merchandising and Buying Operations back then, while Jordan was in some kind of meat business. Not only were they not wealthy at the time, but they almost went bankrupt, however, very soon these two young people rose from the ashes like Phoenix. Belfort started his career in the stock market, and in only one year earned about $3 million. Then it seemed to Jordan when he had money, that his wife was no longer so interesting. He went out more often, had fun, and then had an affair with Nadine Caridi even before he divorced Denise.
Wolf of Wall Street
Jordan subsequently pulled out one of the most remembered scams in stockbroking history of scams, committing a criminal offense for which he subsequently served 22 months in prison. Although his success did not last long, he was a great inspiration for Terence Winter who wrote a film based on this story – and Belfort’s book “The Wolf of Wall Street” – the movie premiering in New York City in December 2013. The film was massively watched in cinemas all over the world, so it earned over $400 million from cinematic projections in the first period. Denise was presented in the movie as Teresa Petrillo, and the actress who played her character was Cristin Milioti. The movie used animals including a chimpanzee, a lion, a snake, a fish, and dogs in the making, some provided by the Big Cat Habitat wildlife sanctuary in Florida. Some of the animal rights supporters rebelled a bit about this, as they considered that the animals were forced to be filmed, and that it was not good for their health. Nevertheless, the film has endured incredible popularity.
The marriage between Denise and Jordan ended with Jordan’s cheating, an affair with ‘the other woman’, being Nadine, a model. Jordan afterwards married her, and they had two children, but that marriage didn’t last either – Jordan divorced her, and is now in a relationship with Anne Koppe. As for Denise, she remarried too, to her boyfriend, Mlady, however, apart from that fact, Denise has kept her personal life largely secret, as after her divorce from Jordan, she withdrew from public view, and focused on her career.
Interesting facts about Jordan Belfort
This gentleman spends a lot, but he also earns a lot. There is information on the internet that he once ran-up a bill at a hotel in the amount of $700,000. He loves extravagant life. He also said that with one of his wives he made love on a $3 million of $10,000 stacks of notes. He owns a helicopter, a yacht and an office in Manhattan. If he earned all this before the divorce from Denise, her net worth could be much higher than expected.
— Jordan Belfort (@wolfofwallst) September 26, 2018
Career and net worth
After graduating in 1992, from 1993 to 2000 Denise worked in the sales department of the Modern Medical Systems Company, and after that as a flooring specialist in The Home Depot Company until 2010. She is very hard-working, so she also worked in a company called Smith & Nephew from 2006 to 2008. Given that she wanted to improve her career, Denise started to work in the Prudential Douglas Elliman Company as a real estate agent, in which profession she apparently continues to work. What is her net worth? Authoritative sources have estimated that she has earned over $3 million, but cannot state her current net worth. She may also have benefited from her divorce.
Denise is still based in Washington State, with her husband Mlady.