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

    Be very wary of going on the Internet to look for financial advice, says Suze.

  • Caller: Rosalie, 29

    Rosalie is 29 and her friends are already buying homes. How does she stop feeling so far behind everyone else?

  • Trending: Ask Suze/Webcam, Kelly

    Kelly, who's 26 and lives in Illinois, says she has about $200 to invest and she asks Suze for options.

  • How Am I Doing? Jen

    Jen, who's 55, says she wants to retire in 10 years and her husband wants to retire in 13. She wants to know if they're on track.

  • Stuck In the Past (Full Show)

    A young widow struggles with making ends meet after her husband died and left her and their 2 kids without a will or life insurance. Viewers ask if they can afford a stress-less chair, road bike and gear.

  • Stuck In the Past

    A young widow struggles with making ends meet after her husband died and left her and their 2 kids without a will or life insurance.

  • Suze Classic

    In this segment from January 2005, a caller asks Suze how she should handle her 14-year-old son 'borrowing' her credit card to spend $1200 on an adult website.

  • Stuck In the Past, Pt. 2

    Koumal¿s husband, Mike, died in a car accident almost four years ago, when Koumal was pregnant with their second child. Mike had no life insurance, no will, and no trust, and when Koumal began to handle the finances on her own, she made a lot of mistakes. She knows she has to straighten out the family finances but she still feels stuck in the past. In part 2, Suze gives her action plan.

  • Can I Afford It? Michelle

    Michelle, who's 54, says her husband wants to buy a $2,000 'Stressless' chair. Suze offers her advice.

  • Trending: Ask Suze/Webcam, Kat

    Kat, 26, who is from Massachusetts, asks Suze if she should take the max Federal student loans to pay for school and pay off some private student loans.

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