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.

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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


  • Pet Peeve (Full Show)

    Suze reveals a pet peeve of hers she's been afraid to talk about. A wife wants her happy-go-lucky husband to pay more attention to their finances. Viewers ask if they can afford a culinary tour of Italy, a life size child's playhouse.

  • Hospice Help (Full Show)

    A closer look at hospice programs and how they can help families in time of need. Viewers ask if they can afford $1,495 for a signed Green Bay Packers helmet, $5,500 for a 2-man crew racing boat.

  • Stay-at-Home Parenting (Full Show)

    When is it financially smart -- or not -- to leave a job to stay home with your kids? Viewers ask if they can afford a $30.000 in-ground custom pool, $240/month for piano lessons.

  • Stay-at-Home Parenting (Full Show)

    When is it financially smart -- or not -- to leave a job to stay home with your kids? Viewers ask if they can afford a $30.000 in-ground custom pool, $240/month for piano lessons.

  • Suze's Refi Rules (Full Show)

    Low mortgage rates mean refinancing temptation. Suze's rules to follow so you don't make a mortgage mistake. A couple gets a surprise financial wakeup call. Viewers ask if they can afford a diamond engagement ring, a 25th anniversary edition Ms. Pac Man arcade game.

  • The Suze Orman Show, June 21, 2012

    How a gut check can save you from making costly money mistakes.

  • The Most Dangerous Debt (Full Show)

    Student loans used to be smart debt, but now it's the most dangerous debt to have. A college dropout faces extreme student loan debt he's afraid he'll never be able to pay off. Viewers ask if they can afford to give spending money to a spouse and a trip to New Zealand to bungee jump.

  • You Just Don't Get It (Full Show)

    Why you need life insurance & a method to figure out how much. A woman struggles to gain control of her jewelry addiction before it's too late. Viewers ask if they can afford a Porsche Carrera, a summer off to be a DJ.

  • S'More Best Calls! (Full Show)

    All new calls to help you gain financial independence. How to get out from an underwater condo. What you need to know if collection agencies are calling. When is it time to hire a financial advisor? Viewers ask if they can afford a baseball fantasy camp, a swimming pool.

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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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