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


  • Digging Out of Debt (Full Show)

    The differences between debt management and debt settlement companies & which is the best route to take. A young couple is torn between paying down student loans or buying a house. Viewers ask if they can afford a wedding ring, laser skin resurfacing.

  • Digging Out of Debt

    The differences between debt management and debt settlement companies & which is the best route to take.

  • Suze Caller, Julie in Illinois

    Julie, who lives in Illinois, is a physical therapist and her family's primary breadwinner. She wants to know if she should get long term disability insurance?

  • 1-on-One: Nicole & Alex

    Alex graduated with $145,000 of student loan debt while his wife Nicole, is a saver who doesn't believe in debt. Nicole has been saving for a house but Alex's debt makes her very uncomfortable. They want to know which makes more sense, paying off the rest of Alex's student loans or buying a house?

  • Can I Afford It? Gissette

    Gissette, who's 30, wants to know if she can afford to pay $30,000 to get her son into a private school.

  • Trending: #Ask Suze, @dustynmill

    Dusty and his wife are out of credit card debt. He wants to know if he should invest in stocks with DRIPs.

  • Suze Webcam, Katie

    Katie, who's 28 and lives in Chicago, tells Suze she's making great returns in her investment account. She wants to know why she can't keep her emergency fund there.

  • How Am I Doing? Beth

    Beth is 43 and a single teacher. She tells Suze she got a late start saving for retirement and wants to know if she's on track to retire at 60.

  • Digging Out of Debt

    Find out the differences between debt management and debt settlement companies and which is the best route to take. A young couple is torn between paying down student loans or buying a house. Viewers ask if they can afford a wedding ring, laser skin resurfacing.

  • The Suze Stress Factor (Full Show)

    A message to everyone who gets stressed out watching The Suze Orman Show & why it's so important to overcome those feelings. A nurse juggles her family's $40,000 of debt wants off the 0% balance transfer train. Viewers ask if they can afford to hire a doula, get a dental procedure to whiten teeth.

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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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