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


  • The Suze Stress Factor

    A message to everyone who gets stressed out watching The Suze Orman Show & why it's so important to overcome those feelings.

  • 1-on-One: Heather in Ohio

    Heather has been juggling credit card debt for a long time -- transferring credit card debt to 0 percent offers and she can't keep up. She and her husband are facing $40,000 worth of debt, and Heather wants to know how to get it paid down.

  • Can I Afford It? Bethany

    Bethany calls in to ask Suze if she can afford to spend $750 to hire a Doula, who help them with their natural child birth.

  • Trending: Ask Suze/Webcam, Joanne

    Joanne, who's 41, wants to know the best way to save for her kids' college education: a Coverdell or Florida Prepaid Plan.

  • How Am I Doing, Sarah

    Sarah is 36 and got a late start after years spent earning her PhD. She wants to know if she will be able to retire at 65 but still be able to travel now.

  • Maximize Your Money (Full Show)

    As tax day nears, Suze gives you ways to maximize your retirement accounts. A mother of 3 feels her family is living in survival mode & wants to know where all their money is going. Viewers ask if they can afford a new driveway, a last hurrah European vacation.

  • Maximize Your Money

    As tax day nears, Suze gives you ways to maximize your retirement accounts.

  • 1-on-One: Beth

    Beth, who's 44 and lives in Cleveland, says she and her husband have spent a lot of money on their kids but know they should have more in savings and retirement. She wants to know what they are doing wrong.

  • Can I Afford It? Christal

    Christal, who's 44, wants to know if she can spent $249 to buy her grandmother a Google Nexus 7. Suze gives her the answer.

  • Trending: Ask Suze/Webcam, Megan

    Megan moved home so she could pay off her student loan debt. She wants to know if she should devote all of her money to the loans or save some.

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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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