Denise Lombardo is a famous American author, former stockbroker, and motivational speaker. She was not very popular initially, but she was caught in the limelight when she was found dating famous business entrepreneur Jordan Belfort.
She married Jordan, but they could proceed any further than four years and parted ways. After the divorce, she does not seem to have loosened any limelight from the public and still has a huge fan following.
Who is Denise Lombardo?
On November 11, 1963, in Ohio, United States, Denise Lombardo was born to her father, Anthony Florito, and Ann Lombardo. She also had three siblings, including Deanna Lombardo, Lisa Scordato, and Paul Lombardo.
She belonged to a very hard-working Italian family. She was a multi-linguist and had an excellent command of languages such as German and Italian.
Her parents were proud of her due to her multi-linguistic skills, and she has been a bright student from an early age.
Apart from being born in Ohio, USA, her family moved to New York, and she graduated from Bayside high school. Then, she attended Adelphi University and graduated from there with a degree in English Literature.
There were speculations that Lombardo was also studying at California University. She joined the Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity group, a social group that undergraduate students join.
Later, she attended Townson University, Maryland, and secured a bachelor’s of business administration degree in 1987. Surprisingly she graduated from the same university in 1992 to secure a bachelor’s degree in Science.
According to some exclusive reports, it was speculated that she joined the ‘Fashion Institute of Technology, and she was working in the course on merchandising and buying operations.
She decided to complete her master’s degree from the Australian Catholic University. She attended the university and received a master’s degree in ‘Educational Leadership and Administration General.’
How Did Denise Lombardo Met Jordan Belfort?
Denise Lombardo and Jordan Belfort didn’t spend a long married life together. In an interview with Jordan Belfort, he said that Denise was a pretty lovely wife, but she was submissive.
During the time when Denise was studying at the Bayside high school, she met Belfort, and both became best friends. It was reported that Lombardo was studying Merchandising while Jordan was a door-to-door meat salesman.
Both started to like each other and began dating in high school. They were called by the title’ Sweethearts.’
From childhood, Jordan had a business selling mindset, and he had the skills to sell, which are essential for an entrepreneur to have. During his Bayside high school times, he, alongside his friend Elliot Loewenstern, made $20,000.
It may seem to be a very small amount now, but when they earned this amount, it was considered a lot. Jordan was a good-looking man, and Denise couldn’t resist any longer staying away from him.
So, the couple decided to get married, and they did in 1985. During the early phase of their marriage, the couple suffered through financial crises, and Jordan even declared bankruptcy.
The couple was financially hurt but not emotionally, and they were making their way back to living a peaceful life. Lombardo focused on her studies as well as she was working in every possible way for Belfort.
On the other hand, Belfort was doing the same and enhancing his lifestyle to put the food on the table. After these crises, Jordan was desperate to find a source of earnings.
He got the opportunity when he was hired as a trainee stockbroker at L.F. Rothschild, but his luck was not walking with him, and in 1987, he was fired from the company due to the stock market crash.
But, it was not like a simple race for him in the previous job, and he had acquired new business skills. After working at a penny stock market company for some time, he opened his own start-up with an investment of $250,000 alongside Danny Porush.
Denise was still with him, and Belfort never had a thought in mind that his wife was with him for the money because Denise was supporting Jordan in the toughest time the couple could have seen together.
The company began to decrease the financial crises Jordan and Denise were facing. The couple had a pretty good time together and didn’t have any harsh feelings for each other after the divorce.
How Did Denise Lombardo And Jordan Belfort Divorce?
Denise and Belfort have been married for five years, from 1985 to 1991. The years may seem to be less, but the hardships they faced in the early phase of their marriage equal more than a decade.
They had a strong bond between them and managed to get themselves out of the financial crises that were brought upon them. Soon, Jordan realized that he could make more money by making fake offers.
Due to the new life that the couple entered, Jordan could sustain the workload of the new lifestyle and started to abuse drugs. Due to his frequent parties and affairs with different women, his relationship with Denise was affected.
But the woman had a lot of patience for the person she loved and gave him chance to move back with her. Jordan’s extramarital affairs led to the divorce of Denise Lombardo and Jordan Belfort in 1991.
Denise Lombardo’s Net Worth
Denise Lombardo’s net worth is estimated to be $9.5 million. It was analyzed that she earned most of her income from her job as a saleswoman and flooring expert.
Later she started her own real estate business and found herself making a good living out of it. She was also the ex-wife of the famous businessman Jordan Belfort, so she has the business tactics that keep her net worth incredibly high.
Denise Lombardo Family
Denise has three sons named Brett Lombardo, Nicholas Lombardo, and Matt Lombardo. She was married three times in her career.
First, she was married to Jordan Belfort in 1985. It was reported that Lombardo was deeply in love with him, and she supported her husband in the toughest times of their lives during the early phase of their marriage.
After the divorce in 1991, she met Mladly in 1994. There is not much information about the couple or when they filed for divorce.
Later, she married Robert Amato, and she seems to be living a peaceful life with him. The couple has not seemed to give signs to the source about their conflicts that could result in their divorce.