"THE DUCHESS OF BAY RIDGE"
Nadine Caridi was Jordan Belfort's wife during the peak of his “Wolf of Wall Street” years. She met Jordan while he was married to his first wife Denise. The two had a brief affair before getting engaged and having two children together.
She was affectionately known as “The Duchess of Ray Ridge” by her husband and was the inspiration for the name of Jordan Belfort’s super yacht "The Nadine". Before meeting Jordan, Nadine was a model for Miller Lite during Monday night football. The two filed for divorce after Belfort was charged for money laundering in the late 1990’s.
Jordan Belfort’s father, Max Belfort, was the Chief Financial Officer at Stratton Oakmont. While at Stratton Oakmont he felt personally responsible for controlling the outrageous spending of his son and other high level ‘Strattonites’. This frequently caused Max to have confrontations with his son and Daniel Porush concerning use of company credit cards for personal use, including high class prostitutes and fur coats...
DOG AND PONY SHOW
A Wall Street tradition held the day a company goes public. Just before the IPO, the CEO of the company gives a speech to a crowd of stock brokers in the hope of motivating them to promote the new stock. At Stratton Oakmont, the event was known to get ‘ugly’ if stock brokers became bored and would often yell insults and throw food at the presenter...