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


  • Now You Know

    Financial fright nights. If you wake up in the middle of the night over your finances, you need to pay attention, says Suze.

  • Can I Afford It?: Janki

    Fourteen-year-old Janki wants to buy a $200 pair of Rock Revival jeans.

  • Financial intimacy

    Do you know everything about your spouse or partner's finances? Find out what you should know for your relationship to thrive. Viewers ask if they can afford language immersion school, designer skinny jeans.

  • Financial Laziness (Full Show)

    A Suze follow-up with a man who blamed his family's financial problems on himself and promised to cut his weekly boys' nights out. Viewers ask if they can afford a pool and new landscaping, a girls' trip to Vegas.

  • Financial Laziness

    Suze asks if viewers are "financial couch potatoes," and says while we are working hard for our money, we should be asking our money to work hard for us.

  • 1-on-One: Jason in Chicago

    When Jason was on the show 5 months ago, he admitted to being financially irresponsible; he wanted Suze's help to get on track and make his family proud of him. He's back to check in with Suze and give us an update.

  • Suze Call:

    Bianca says her dad promised to pay her medical bills and didn't. Now her bills are in collection and she owes $20,000. She wants to know what she can do?

  • Can I Afford It? Kerry

    Kerry, who's 38, calls in to ask if she can afford to spend $27,500 on a pre-owned Volvo XC90.

  • Trending: Ask Suze/Webcam, Annie

    Annie in Illinois wants to know if she can afford to pay off her mortgage early. She says they owe $72,000 at 2.85 percent and have 9 years left on their mortgage.

  • How Am I Doing? Deb

    Deb is 53 and wants to take charge of her and her husband's money. She asks Suze if her husband will be able to retire at 67 so they can travel?

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