Suze Orman is a financial advisor, television personality, author and motivational speaker, with a net worth of $35 million. Suze Orman has earned her net worth as financial advisor for Merrill Lynch, as vice president of Prudential Bache Securities, and as the founder of the Suze Orman Financial Group. She has also made appearances on television shows such as, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Oprah's All Stars, and Paula's Party on the Food Network. She also had her own television show, The Suze Orman Show, which was televised for ten years and saw much success in the ratings. In fact, it was one of the top ranked shows on CNBC. She is the creator of television show, "Can I Afford it?" As well as writing the advice column for the magazine "O", she was the writer of "Money Matters" on Yahoo, and contributes to the "Philadephia Enquirer," "Your Business at Home Magazine," and "Lowes MoneyWorks." She has also written for Costco Connection Magazine and is the author of nine New York Times Best Sellers.Suze Orman has also created CD-Rom based services, which covers education and many financial services, such as, "Will and Trust Kit," "Protection Portfolio," "Identity Theft Kit," and more.These services are in conjunction with her many publications. In 2004 and 2006, Orman won Daytime Emmy Awards for her hosting of PBS pledge drive specials, The Lessons of Life, The Money Show for the Young, Fabulous and Broke, and The Laws of Money. She is also the winner of six Gracie Awards, by the Alliance for Women in Media.
Orman was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1951. In 1976, she received her B.A. in Social Work, from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, as well as an honorary degree of doctor of humane letters, in 2009. After graduating, Orman got a job as a waitress in Berkeley, California, and later, took out a loan for over $50,000 to open her own restaurant. She had a law suit against Merrill Lynch for an investment loss of $50,000. She was also an account executive for Merrill Lynch, until 1983. She then left Merrill Lynch to become the vice president of investments at Prudential Bache Securities, and not long after, she became founder and director of Suze Orman Financial Group, in Emeryville, California.
Suze Orman is a supporter of the Democratic party and their economic policies, as well as, President Obama. She has made several campaign donations in the past, including her support for Hillary Clinton. Orman resides in New York, Florida and San Francisco, California, with her spouse, Kathy Travis.