Who is Nadine Caridi?

Nadine Caridi is a former model, who during her career has worked with such brands as the beer brand Miller Lite, and also did a couple of commercials for the Monday Night Football, among other accomplishments. However, Nadine remains best known to the world as the ex-wife of the infamous stockbroker Jordan Belfort. The two were married from 1991 until 2005, and have two children together.

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Nadine Caridi Bio: Age, Childhood, and Education

Nadine Caridi was born on the 6th November 1962, in London, England; however, the family moved to the US and settled in Brooklyn, New York City, and she grew up in Bay Ridge, a neighborhood of Brooklyn, and went to John Dewey High School located next door in Gravesend. After matriculation, she enrolled at Pacifica Graduate Institute, from which she eventually obtained a Master of Clinical Psychology.

Career

Even before she finished her education, Nadine launched her modeling career, when she was chosen as the poster girl for the beer brand, Miller Lite.

She continued to work as a model for a while, and made her breakthrough when she was chosen for one of the Monday Night Football commercials, which increased both her popularity and wealth.

She later became a marriage and family therapist and author, but there aren’t many details about her professional life.

Popularity Through Marriage

When Jordan and Nadine first met, she was in a relationship with Alan Wilzig, a restaurateur, entrepreneur, and a semi-professional race car driver. Alan and Nadine were guests of one of Jordan’s many parties, and Alan introduced her to Jordan.

Nadine Caridi and Jordan Belfort

Belfort was marred to Denise Lombardo, but he became interested in Nadine and the couple soon started dating. He divorced Lombardo in 1991, and the same year Nadine became Belfort’s wife and the center of media attention, which she pretty much enjoyed. The two were married until 2005 and had two children before divorcing. The reason for their split and later divorce was domestic violence, in addition to his drug problems and infidelity.

Nadine’s Life After Divorce

Following her split, Nadine continued on with her love life and married John Macaluso, an entrepreneur from New York.

Nadine has won the custody of her children with Belfort and they now live with her and her second husband John, alongside his three children, all daughters, from his previous marriage.

Nadine Caridi Net Worth, Height, Weight, and Appearance

Nadine Caridi’s wealth primarily increased from her modeling career, however, she also received a financial boost following her divorce from Jordan. According to sources, Nadine’s wealth is estimated at $5 million, as of early 2020.

Nadine stands at 5ft 8ins (1.78m) tall, while she weighs approximately 121lbs ~ 55kgs. Her vital statistics are 32-30-37, and her bra size is 32B. She has blonde hair and blue eyes.

Nadine Caridi’s Ex-Husband, Jordan Belfort

Born Jordan Ross Belfort on the 9th July 1962, in Queens, New York City USA, he is the son of Max and Leah Belfort. Of Jewish ancestry, he grew up in Bayside, Queens and later went to American University, from which he obtained a degree in biology. During his high school days, Jordan teamed up with friend Elliot Loewenstern to sell Italian icecream to people at a local beach. The two earned around $20,000 and he wanted to use the money to study at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. However, he left the university after few days, as the dean told him that the golden age of dentistry was over, and that if he was studying dentistry just to be able to earn big money, then he was in the wrong place.

Life Before Imprisonment

Jordan started his career selling meat and seafood door-to-door on Long Island, New York. Soon enough his business became successful, however, along the way his enterprise failed, and he filed for bankruptcy when he was just 25 years old. After this, he bounced back with the help of a family friend who made him a trainee stockbroker at L.F. Rothschild. He learned a lot in that position, but had no luck as the Black Monday Crisis made him redundant.

Nevertheless, he started Stratton Oakmont, which operated as a boiler room, and at one point he and his employees owned over 1,000 stocks, worth more than $1 billion.

However, during this time, his company was often under the scrutiny of the National Association of Securities, and in December 1996, his company was expelled from NASD which sent it out of business.

Charges, Imprisonment

Three years later, Belfort was indicted for securities fraud and money laundering; he had scammed people for over $200 million and had to repay $110 million to his clients – his activities earned him the nickname The Wolf of Wall Street. He received a four-year sentence, and served 22 months at the Taft Correctional Institution in California.

His sentence was lowered as he made a plea deal with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Life After Prison, Net Worth

Since he was released, Jordan has become a motivational speaker, author, and screenwriter as well. He has written two memoirs, including the “Wolf of the Wall Street” (2007), which was adapted into the film of the same name and released in 2013, with Leonardo DiCaprio starring as Jordan.

Jordan has bounced back on his feet since prison, and hasn’t been involved with the law. As of 2015, he became engaged to Anne Koppe. According to sources, his wealth as of early 2020 is around $2 million.

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