Biography Profile / Wikipedia Information
- Elena Lyons is a Spanish actress, investor, and entrepreneur. She is often also known by her married name, Elena Cardone.
Personal Life & Family Background :
- Elena Lyons was born as Elena Rosaia on June 27, 1973, in Madrid, Spain. She has one sister.
- Her father, Bill Rosaia was a World War II veteran who passed away in 2016.
- Elena was raised in New Orleans, and moved to Los Angeles after finishing high school in order to become an actress and a model.
- After starting dating him in 2003, Elena married entrepreneur Grant Cardone on July 4, 2004. Together they have two daughters, Sabrina and Scarlett.
- Grant is a renowned sales trainer, speaker, international social media star and a real estate mogul.
- Currently, the Cardone family lives in Miami Beach, Florida.
Early Work : Acting & Modeling
- Elena made her acting debut in 1993 in ‘Saved by the Bell: The College Years’, and then spent a long stint on the TV series USA High, in which she played Lauren Fontaine.
- During this time she modelled under the management of Elite Models.
- Elena also appeared on many other iconic shows, such as ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’ (2000), ‘Walker, Texas Ranger’ (2001), ‘Ally McBeal’ (2001), ‘NCIS’ (2003), ‘Two and a Half Men’ (2004), and ‘Days of Our Lives’ (2006).
Business Career, Salary & Net Worth :
- Lyons is the author of the bestselling book ‘Building an Empire: How to Have it All’.
- She also hosts two successful podcasts: ‘The G&E Show’ along with her husband Grant, and ‘Women in Power’.
- She was also a keynote speaker at the 10X Growth Conference, and tirelessly works with her husband for Cardone Capital.
- A public speaker and a personal development coach, she is dedicated to the betterment of herself and others.
- She also devotes herself to campaigning for human rights and raising money for a wide array of charities while travelling around the world for her speaking and business engagements.
- Furthermore, Elena is also an accomplished professional sportswoman: she takes martial arts and defence classes and she is highly skilled with guns, featuring in official rankings of trap shooting and sporting clay.
Facts & Trivia :
- In 2004, Elena was ranked 76th on Maxim Magazine’s Hot 100 list.
- She has taken flight lessons in order to become a certified pilot.
- Elena and Grant have a real estate portfolio that is said to be around the $1 billion mark!
- Born with a passion for cars, she has a few prized items in her collections, including a private jet and a yacht.
- Elena struggled with addiction in her early days in Los Angeles and on the party circuit.
- She is very skilled at shooting rifles and is a passionate defender of the second amendment, the right to bear arms.
- Elena and Grant were guests at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, on October 1, 2017. A man opened fire from the windows of the hotel onto a crowd gathered for a music festival down below, resulting in the deadliest mass shooting carried out by a single person in US history. Elena and Grant were unharmed and got to return home the next day.
- Elena Lyons Cardone Height : 5′ 7½” (171 cm)