Who is Denise Lombardo? About Jordan Belfort First Wife

Denise Lombardo

Denise Lombardo is well known as the former wife of an American author, motivational speaker, and the infamous stockbroker of Wall Street, Jordan Belfort. There is a series based on his life called The Wolf of Wall Street where Leonardo DiCaprio portrayed his role in the series.

She came into the limelight after getting married to Jordan. Even though the couple has separated already, some people are still interested to learn about her life. Many people want to learn about her life after the divorce, her whereabouts, and her career. In today’s article, we will tell you everything you need to know about Denise Lombardo including her relationship with Jordan and the reason behind their separation as well. So, Let’s get started.

Denise Lombardo was born into an Italian family

Denise Lombardo was born on 11th November 1962 in Ohio, United States. She was born as the daughter of Anthony Florito and his wife Ann Lombardo. Her family was Italian and she grew up alongside her three siblings. She has got two sisters named Deanna Lombardo and Lisa Lombardo Scordato. Her brother’s name is Paul Lombardo. According to her birthdate, she is currently, 59 years old and her zodiac sign is Scorpio.

Talking about her education, she went to Bayside High School for graduation. After that, she got enrolled in Adelphi from where she earned her degree in English Literature back in 1984. She also obtained a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Townson University in 1987. Additionally, she also graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1992.

Moreover, she also got a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Administration General from Australian Catholic University. It was also rumored that she had joined the course at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Thus, Denise is highly educated and has gained a lot of knowledge. Unfortunately, there is little to no information about her early life. However, she was born into a middle-class family so she must have lived a happy life.

Denise Lombardo’s professional career

Being born into a middle-class family has a lot of ups and downs in their life. Similarly, Dennise also had many ups and downs in her life. She had tried her hands in various other fields before settling down as a real estate agent.

After completing her education, she worked in the sales department of the Modern Medical Systems Company from 1993 to 2000. She quit her job in the year 2000 and started working as a flooring specialist in the Home Depot Company. Furthermore, she also worked as an assistant on a few fashion projects like Blu Marine, Genny-Byblos, Laurevan Shoe, and Stefano Bravo. From 2006 to 2008, she worked at the Smith & Nephew Company.

Finally, it looks like she has found a satisfactory job that suits her dreams as she has been working as a real estate agent since 2010. Thus, she is currently working as a licensed real estate for the Douglas Elliman Prudential Elliman Company.

Denise Lombardo met her ex-husband during her high school days

Jordon Belfort and Denise Lombardo

Luckily,  Denise has revealed her relationship with her ex-husband Jordan to the public. Jordan Belfort also gave an interview where he talked about his wife. He said, “Denise is a pretty lovely wife, but she is submissive.”

The two had met each other for the first time during the time when Denise was studying at Bayside high school. At the time, Jordan was studying Merchandising while he was a door-to-door salesman. The two started their relationship as best friend but their relationship soon turned into a romance. The duo fell for each other and started seeing each other in high school. The couple even earned the title of “Sweethearts” from the others.

Jordan was naturally gifted with the business selling mindset from childhood and he has the skills to sell. He had all the essentials for an entrepreneur like he was a smooth and sweet talker. Alongside his friend Elliot Loewenstern, he had made $20,000 during his Bayside high school times. Though it might seem very small at present, it was considered a lot in their time. Additionally, he was also a good-looking man whom Denise couldn’t resist falling in love with.

The couple decided to walk down the aisle back in 1985. However, their married life hit a wall in the early phase of their marriage. Let’s discuss the topic under the next subheading.

Denise Lombardo is a supportive wife

Soon, after the couple got married, the couple was financially hurt and were making their way back to living a peaceful life as they were emotionally strong. Jordan was growing his meat-selling business but the business failed and their financial situation went down. It had failed soo miserably that Jordan even proclaimed bankruptcy.

After that, Denise focused on her studies and worked in every possible way to help her then-husband. Similarly, Bellfort was doing the same and enhancing his lifestyle to put the food on the table. He was desperate to find a source of earnings after this crisis. Luckily, he got the opportunity when he was hired as a trainee stockbroker at L.F. Rothschild. Unfortunately, he got fired from the company due to the stock market crash in 1987.

However, it was not all bad as he had acquired new business skills from the previous job. He decided to open his own start-up with an investment of $250,000 alongside Danny Porush after working at a penny stock market.

Belfort was lucky to have such a loving partner who was still with him because she supported her then-husband in the toughest time. He learned that he was truly blessed to have a partner who didn’t leave him when he didn’t have any money. His start-up was a success and the company began to decrease the financial crisis the couple was facing.

Sadly, the couple has broken up and is already divorced. Do you want to know the reason behind their divorce? Let’s find out under the next subheading.

Why did Denise Lombardo and Jordan Belfort Divorce?

Denise and Jordan spent six years together before they decided to end their relationship in 1991. Well, you might be surprised to hear that they have separated because they were even successful in overcoming the hardships they faced in the early phase of their marriage. They had a strong bond and had managed to get themselves out of the financial crisis.

However, Jordan soon realized that he could make more money by making fake offers. He became successful but he wasn’t able to handle it so he developed a new lifestyle. Unfortunately, his new lifestyle was remarkably unhealthy as he started abusing drugs and going to lavish parties.  Ultimately, it affected his relationship with Denise.

Denise was kind and patient so she waited and tried to save her relationship. On the other hand, Jordan became blind after earning wealth and while he went to lavish parties, he met many women and had affairs with them. Thus, Denise had enough and decided to end her relationship with Jordan. So, the couple got divorced after being together for six years.

What is Denise Lombardo up to these days?

After Denise ended her relationship with Jordan, she moved on and got married to her boyfriend Mlady. It is speculated that the two had married each other in the year 1994. Furthermore, it is also rumored that he was her boyfriend prior to her relationship with Jordan. Together, they welcomed three sons named Brett LombardoNicky (Nicholas) Lombardo, and Matt Lombardo.

Unfortunately, she has kept her personal life private after the divorce. She isn’t available on any social media sites as well so we don’t know much about her current lifestyle and whereabouts. Her relationship with Madly also ended. After that, she got married once again to Robert Amato with whom she is living a happy life at the present. The couple hasn’t been involved in controversies or rumors whatsoever so it is safe to assume that everything is going well with her new partner.

On the other hand, Denise’s ex-husband got married to Nadine Caridi whom he had met at one of his parties. Together, the duo has welcomed two children named Carter and Chandler Belfort. He was arrested for fraud and stock-market manipulation and was sentenced to 22 months in prison in the year 1995. After that, Nadine also filed for divorce because of domestic violence and cheating in the year 2005.

How much does Denise Lombardo earn?

Denise has an estimated net worth of $9.5 million. She has been working as a real estate agent since the year 2010. She did not waste her time pinning over her divorce from Jordan and has become a successful woman. The Italian-born made quite a heft sum of money from her hard work as a flooring expert, saleswoman, and real estate agent.

Additionally, she also received a  large sum of settlement money after divorcing Jordan. It was revealed that she had received $3 million as alimony from Jordan as he was really successful back then and was making millions of dollars. As she is also the ex-wife of the famous businessman Jordan Belfort, she must have learned quite a lot of business tactics from her ex-husband that she uses to keep her net worth incredibly high.

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