The Suze Orman Show

Suze Orman

Suze Orman
"The Suze Orman Show" Host

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.

Follow Suze Orman on Twitter at @suzeormanshow.


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


  • How Am I Doing?

    Becky, 42, from Virginia, wants to know if her 48-year-old partner Pam can retire from her physically demanding job at age 55 while Becky continues to work.

  • Rising rates

    What you need to know about buying a home now that mortgage rates are on the rise. A pre-marriage promise leads to a couple conflict over selling their home & moving. Viewers ask if they can afford to hire a chef/musician for their 50th birthday, a new garage.

  • Now You Know: Inheritance

    Suze explains why you can't count on an inheritance to plan your financial future.

  • Suze Caller: Sherry in Florida

    Sherry from Florida wants to know what she should do with an additional $1,000 a month - pay off the house early or put it into a ROTH IRA.

  • Suze Caller: Jackie in Illinois

    Jackie in Illinois has been out of work for three years and racked up $40,000 in credit card debt. How can she get out of this financial hole?

  • Suze Follow Up: Adrienne, Alabama

    When Adrienne appeared on the show in November she was paralyzed with fear because she and her husband had more than $375K in student loan debt and she believed they would never be able to enjoy their life or have children if she didn't find work. She returns with an update on how Suze changed her life.

  • Can I Afford It? Andrew

    Twenty-six year old Andrew wants to know if he should spend $3,000 to remodel his master bathroom.

  • Can I Afford It? Brian

    Brian, age 26 wants to spend $45,000 on a 2013 Nissan 370Z. But can he afford it?

  • Ask Suze/Webcam: Nick, 27

    Nick is not sure if he should pay for grad school, or take out private student loans and use the funds to buy a house.

  • How Am I Doing? Karen, Alaska

    Fifty-seven year old Karen wants to know if she and her sixty-two year old husband, William can afford to pack up and retire now.

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    Host of "The Suze Orman Show," Orman is a two-time Emmy Award-winning television host and an expert on personal finance.

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