Suze Orman has been called "a force in the world of personal finance" and a "one-woman financial advice powerhouse" by USA Today. A two-time Emmy Award-winning television host, New York Times mega bestselling author, magazine and online columnist, writer/producer and one of the top motivational speakers in the world today, Orman is undeniably America's most recognized expert on personal finance.
Orman is the contributing editor to O, The Oprah Magazine, The Costco Connection Magazine and is in her 12th year as host of the award-winning Suze Orman Show, which airs every Saturday night on CNBC. Over her television career, Orman has accomplished that which no other television personality ever has before: Not only is she the single most successful fundraiser in the history of Public Television, but she has also garnered an unprecedented nine Gracie Awards, more than anyone in the 37-year history of the prestigious award. The Gracies recognize the nation's best radio, television and cable programming for, by and about women.
In January 2013, The Television Academy Foundation's Archive of American Television honored Orman's broadcast career accomplishments with her recent inclusion in its historic "Emmy TV Legends" interview collection.
In 2010, Orman was honored with the Touchstone Award from Women in Cable Telecommunications, was named one of "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women" by Forbes and was presented with an Honorary Doctor of Commercial Science degree from Bentley University. In the same year, Orman received the "Gracie Allen Tribute Award" from the American Women in Radio and Television (AWRT). (The Gracie Allen Tribute Award is bestowed upon an individual who truly plays a key role in laying the foundation for future generations of women in the media.)
In October 2009, Orman was the recipient of a Visionary Award from the Council for Economic Education for being a champion on economic empowerment. In July 2009, Forbes named Orman 18th on their list of "The Most Influential Women In Media." In May 2009, Orman was presented with an honorary degree Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Illinois. In May 2009 and May 2008, Time magazine named Orman as one of the "TIME 100, The World's Most Influential People." In October 2008, Orman was the recipient of the National Equality Award from the Human Rights Campaign.
In April 2008, Orman was presented with the Amelia Earhart Award for her message of financial empowerment for women. Saturday Night Live has spoofed Suze six times during 2008-2011. In 2007, Businessweek named Orman one of the top 10 motivational speakers in the world—she was the ONLY woman on that list, thereby making her 2007's top female motivational speaker in the world.
Orman, who grew up on the South Side of Chicago, earned a bachelor's degree in social work at the University of Illinois, and at the age of 30 was still a waitress making $400 a month.
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The Laws of Money, The Lessons of Life (2007) by Suze Orman
The Road to Wealth (2003) by Suze Orman
Suze Orman's Financial Guidebook (2006) by Suze Orman
The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom (2006) by Suze Orman
The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke (2007) by Suze Orman
Women & Money: Owning the Power to Control Your Destiny
As the eighth anniversary of The Suze Orman Show approaches, we sat down with the personal finance guru to discuss the story behind her success — both personally and professionally — her approach to life and money, and what keeps her going when the alarm goes off at 5:15 each morning.
It’s the eighth anniversary of the Suze Orman Show on CNBC. And I am ready to celebrate. I know, I know, if you compare 2002 to 2010 it might look depressing at first glance. But I think we’re in much better shape today than we were in 2002.
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Here are some of the more unique outfits Suze has worn on The Suze Orman Show. Which do you think was her most “out there” look?
It takes more than money to become a wealthy woman, according to financial expert Suze Orman. It also requires happiness, courage, balance and harmony.
How do you know if you have a good financial advisor or a salesperson? Financial expert, Suze Orman, gives 10 warning signs of a bad financial advisor.
The mortgage assistance plan announced by President Obama on Wednesday is actually two plans: one for helping homeowners who are in decent shape but would benefit from refinancing to a lower mortgage rate, and one for helping qualified homeowners who are deeply underwater and at risk of losing their home. Let’s walk through how each works.
Many financial problems have nothing to do with a lack or abundance of income but with your mental state.
If you are feeling pressure to join the gift-buying herd, take heed to this holiday action plan by Suze Orman before you shop.
Suze Orman maintains that bankruptcy is a viable alternative to being over your head in debt.