Danny Porush – Net Worth, Wife (Lisa), Stratton Oakmont, Biography

Danny Porush is an American businessman who was jailed for his part in the ”pump and dump” scheme along with Jordan Belfort.

Biography

He was born in February 1957, in Lawrence, New York, USA, as Daniel Mark Porush.

Danny graduated from Lawrence Woodmere Academy.

Porush attended Boston University.

In 1983, he founded Sure Ride Ambulette inc.

Stratton Oakmont

In 1989, he and Jordan Belfort founded Stratton Oakmont, an “over-the-counter” brokerage house. Porush served as the president and Jordan as the chairman.

Jordan Belfort
Jordan Belfort – @Getty

During the late 80s and 90s, the firm became the largest OTC firm in the US. The company was involved in the initial public offering of Steve Madden Ltd.

At some point, Stratton Oakmont employed over 1,000 stockbrokers.

In December 1996, the National Association of Securities Dealers permanently expelled Stratton Oakmont.

In 1999, Porush was convicted of money laundering and securities fraud at the Stratton Oakmont. 

Danny served 39 months in prison. Belfort was sentenced to two years. Both received less prison time since they cooperated with prosecutors.

In 2004, he was released from prison on probation.

Following his release from prison, Danny became involved with Med-Care, a company that sells medical products, including breathing oxygen equipment and diabetes supplies.

The Wolf of Wall Street

In 2007, Jordan released a memoir titled – ”The Wolf of Wall Street.”

Jordan Belfort & Leonardo DiCaprio
Jordan Belfort & Leonardo DiCaprio – @Getty

The book was adapted into a 2013 film of the same name. ”The book is a distant relative of the truth, and the film is a distant relative of the book,” Porush said.

Jordan Belfort is played by Leonardo DiCaprio, while the character of Donnie Azoff, portrayed by Jonah Hill, was loosely based on Danny. The film was directed by Martin Scorsese.

Belfort received $1 million after selling the rights of his memoir. ”The Wolf of Wall Street” grossed more than $392 million at the box office.

”I have never tried to profit from a crime I am remorseful for, and I didn’t try to profit from the movie,” Porush said in an interview about the hit film. He also said: ”I had nothing to do with the film, and I don’t live in the past.”

In 2014, a former Med-Care employee (Tiffany Bumbury) filed a complaint in federal court in Florida accusing Danny and others leaders of Med-Care Diabetic & Medical Supplies Inc of using misleading telemarketers to sell unneeded medical equipment to patients. At the time, the company had over 500 employees.

In the complaint, Tiffany made an allegation regarding the fact that telemarketers were instructed to say whatever was necessary to make a sale.

In January 2015, FBI agents raided the offices of Med-Care Diabetic & Medical Supplies Inc.

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Wife

In 1986, Danny married his cousin, Nancy.

”When I first met Danny in 1984, he ran a bike-messenger business in the city,” Nancy told New York Post in December 2013. She also said: ”It [the wedding] took place in January 1986 when I was 24 years old.”

Porush and Nancy had three children together.

The two divorced in 2000. 

In October 2020, Porush married Lisa Krause.

Danny Porush and wife Lisa
Danny Porush & Lisa – @Getty

In 2006, Nancy sued Danny for failure to pay child support, about $5,500 a month.

At the time, Porush claimed to have no assets; however, he lived in a $2 million condo — which Porush said belonged to Lisa.

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Children

Porush has four children and four stepchildren. ”I am … a father of eight and well-respected in my community,” Danny said in an interview.

Height

5′ 9″ (1.75 m)

Danny Porush – Net Worth

Porush earned most of his wealth from serving as president of Stratton Oakmont in the 1990s. ”Stratton was like a fraternity,” he said.

However, Danny lost most of his assets after being convicted of securities fraud and money laundering.

Porush, alongside Jordan Belfort, was ordered to pay restitution of over $200million to those who lost money – but has only paid $11 million to date.

When asked by The Daily Mail about restitution, Porush said: ”That’s Jordan’s problem.”

After his release from prison in 2004, Danny worked for Lisa’s beauty supply company. Porush then became involved with Med-Care Diabetic & Medical Supplies.

As of August 2013, Danny lives in a $7.5 million Miami Beach condo that belongs to Lisa.

Therefore, Danny Porush has an estimated net worth of $0.

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