The real ‘Wolf of The Wall Street’, Jordan Belfort’s life is filled with stories and misadventures that serve a strong lesson to anyone looking for a successful career in stock brokerage. His memoir, Wolf of The Wall Street was published in 2007 and was later converted into a movie of the same name and was released in 2013. But of all the parts of Belfort’s career and scheme highlighted in the movie, not much has been talked about his first wife, Denise Lombardo. The pair shared a complicated relationship over the years and by the time Belfort was running the Stratton Oakmont business, the pair had already divorced. So, in this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Denise Lombardo.
Denise Lombardo was born on the 11th of November, 1963, in Ohio, USA. Born to Anthony Fiorito and Ann Lombardo, Lombardo, and her sisters, Deanna and Lisa, come from Italian ancestry. Following her graduation from a local high school, Denise went off to Townson University and graduated with a BA degree in Business Administration in 1987 and with a BSc degree in 1992. A member of the Alpha Omicron Pi fraternity, Lombardo is fluent in both German and Italian.
Married life, Early struggles, and Divorce:
Prior to her marriage to Belfort, Lombardo worked as a sales agent and also tried her hand at real estate. She met Belfort during the early 1980s and the pair tied the knot in 1985. At the time, Belfort was still struggling with his finances and struggled to make ends meet. He worked as a door-to-door meat and seafood salesman on Long Island, New York. After filing for bankruptcy at the age of 25, Bretton started working as a trainee stockbroker at L.F. Rothschild but lost his job after he was laid off after the Black Monday stock market crash of 1987.
It was around this time that cracks started to appear between Belfort and Lombardo. Belfort eventually founded Stratton Oakmont as a franchise of Stratton Securities and eventually bought the original founder. After registering massive profits in his first year in Oakmont, Belfort adopted a nightly lifestyle and was rarely around his wife. As a result, the small cracks developed into massive rifts, and Lombardo ultimately decided that it was time to call it quits. So, the pair legally divorced in 1991. Since the pair had no children, the divorce settlement was quick and easy for both parties.
Following her divorce from Belfort, Lombardo went on to marry Mlady. However, not much is known about her husband and Lombardo has kept the details under wraps. She is not a huge fan of social media and has refrained from using any of the popular media properties.
From 1993 to 2000, Lombardo worked in the sales department of Modern Medical Systems Company. She left the company and joined Home Depot Company as a flooring specialist. At the same time, Lombardo also worked for Smith & Nephew from 2006 to 2008.
In 2010, Lombardo tried to revitalize her career as a real estate agent. After earning her professional license, Lombardo started working as a real estate agent for Prudential Douglas Elliman Company. Over the years, Lombardo has found success professionally and has continued her work as a real estate agent.
A quick write on her ex-husband, Jordan Belfort:
Jordan Belfort is an American former stockbroker, motivational speaker, and author, born on July 9, 1962, in New York City. He became infamous for his involvement in fraudulent activity while working as a stockbroker in the 1990s.
Belfort started his career on Wall Street in the late 1980s, working for L.F. Rothschild. He later founded his own firm, Stratton Oakmont, which specialized in selling penny stocks to investors. However, the company engaged in widespread fraud and manipulation of stocks, resulting in Belfort and several other executives being convicted of securities fraud and money laundering in 1999.
After serving 22 months in prison, Belfort turned his life around and became a motivational speaker, sharing his story of redemption and offering advice on sales techniques and entrepreneurship. He has authored several books, including his memoir “The Wolf of Wall Street,” which was later adapted into a movie of the same name, directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
Belfort continues to work as a motivational speaker, giving seminars and workshops on sales and entrepreneurship. He has been criticized for profiting from his past fraudulent activity and for not fully repaying the victims of his crimes. Despite this, he remains a controversial figure in the business world and beyond.