Denise Lombardo was launched into a good measure of popularity when she married popular American author and motivational speaker Jordan Belfort but became even more famous as his ex-wife. Although she heavily tapped into the fame of the notable personality, Denise has gradually built her own portfolio over the years as a real estate agent. She has also worked with several firms since her divorce from her ex.
It will be interesting to find out what her life has been about since her marriage and eventual divorce from Belfort. Here is everything you need to know about Jordan Belfort’s ex-wife.
Denise Lombardo – Bio, Age
She was born on November 11, 1963, in Ohio to parents; Anthony Fiorito her father, and Ann Lombardo, her mother. She has three siblings; sisters – Deanna Lombardo and Lisa Scordato, and her brother Paul Lombardo. It is not clear where she attended high school but Denise Lombardo is an alumnus of Townson University. She studied Business Administration at the school and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in 1992. As a student, she was an active member of the Alpha Omicron Pi during her days at the institution.
Denise Lombardo met American author Jordan Belfort before her college days. The two became love birds when Denise was still in high school. After dating for a while they tied the knot in 1985 and Denise came under the public attention and of course scrutiny. It must have been due to her age since she had not gone to college at the time. But it is believed that the massive attention Denise Lombardo received was because she was married to a big shot. Belfort was a multi-millionaire earning a fortune from stockbroking and various investments.
Their marriage seemed like it was made in heaven until things began to go sour after a few years. The couple had friction over a lot of issues and were gradually growing apart. Sooner than later, word about Belfort’s extramarital affairs spread like wildfire and was received with some amount of shock by the public. The lady’s name was Nadine Caridi; reports had it that Jordan was seeing Caridi while still married to Denise.
That was not all, Belfort was involved in a lot of illicit affairs. The author who was also a stockbroker had accumulated lots of illegal wealth to the tune of millions of dollars. This, coupled with Belfort’s tussle with the law, contributed as well to the couple’s dispute.
Lombardo and Belfort finally parted ways in 1991 after concluding their divorce procedure. in the same 1991, Belfort pleaded guilty to fraud and money laundering and was sentenced to prison for a few years.
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Career and Net Worth
After her divorce from Belfort, Denise Lombardo went back to get her college degree. After her graduation in 1992, she worked in the sales department of Modern Medical Systems for more than five years. In 2006 she got another job with Smith & Nephew, a medical equipment manufacturing company. She worked with the company as a flooring specialist for about two years before working for the Home Depot company.
In 2010 she joined the real estate field after earning a license. This enabled her to explore the field by working for the Prudential Douglas Ellman company as a real estate agent.
Lombardo’s different business involvements have helped her achieve a satisfactory financial status. She has also been able to build her own portfolio as well as an independent title away from that of her ex, Jordan Belfort. Some sources have estimated her net worth to be about $3 million, although the real estate agent has not confirmed this.
Personal Life, Relationships
Denise Lombardo did not give up on love after her ugly split from Belfort. She moved on with another man named Mlady. Denise and Mlady tied the knot in 1994 but got divorced in 2005. It is not clear who Belfort’s ex-wife is currently with as she keeps her personal life very private. Denise Lombardo does not post pictures often on social media, a decision she has made to protect her personal life.