Suze Orman

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Suze Orman

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 show host, New York Times bestselling author, magazine and online columnist, writer/producer, and motivational speaker, Orman is undeniably America’s most recognized personal finance expert.

Orman has written six consecutive New York Times bestsellers: Women & Money; The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous & Broke; The Laws of Money, The Lessons of Life; The Road to Wealth; The Courage to Be Rich; and The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom, as well as the national bestsellers, Suze Orman’s Financial Guidebook and You’ve Earned It, Don’t Lose It . Additionally, she has created Suze Orman’s FICO Kit, Suze Orman’s Will & Trust Kit, Suze Orman’s Insurance Kit, the Ask Suze Library System and Suze Orman’s Ultimate Protection Portfolio.

Orman has written, co-produced, and hosted six PBS specials based on her New York Times bestselling books. She is the single most successful fundraiser in the history of Public Television, and recently won her second Daytime Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Service Show Host. She won her first Emmy in 2004, in the same category.

Orman is a contributing editor to O, The Oprah Magazine and O at Home, and has a bi-weekly column, Money Matters, on Yahoo! Finance, as well as hosting her own Financial Freedom Hour on QVC television.

Suze Orman has recenty been honored with her fourth American Women in Radio and Television (AWRT) Gracie Allen Awards, which ties Suze for the most GRACIES ever won in the history of the GRACIE awards. This award recognizes the nation’s best radio, television, and cable programming for, by, and about women. In 2003 and 2007 Suze garnered her first and fourth Gracie for "The Suze Orman Show" in the National/Network/Syndication Talk Show category. Suze won her second and third Gracies in the Individual Achievement: Program Host category in 2005 and 2006.

Profiled in Worth magazine’s 100th issue as among those "who have revolutionized the way America thinks about money," Orman also was named one of Smart Money magazine’s top 30 "Power Brokers," defined as those who have most influenced the mutual fund industry and affected our money, in 1999. A 2003 inductee into the Books for a Better Life Award Hall of Fame in recognition of her ongoing contributions to self-improvement, Orman had previously received the 1999 BBL Motivational Book Award for The Courage to Be Rich. As a tribute to her continuing involvement, in 2002, the organization established 'The Suze Orman First Book Award' to honor a first-time author of a self-improvement book in any category. She received a 2003 'Crossing Borders Award' from the Feminist Press. The award recognizes a distinguished group of women who not only have excelled in remarkable careers, but have also shown great courage, vision, and conviction by forging new places for women in their respective fields. In 2002, Orman was selected as one of five distinguished recipients of the prestigious TJFR Group 'News Luminaries Award', which honors lifetime achievement in business journalism.

A sought-after motivational speaker, Suze Orman has lectured widely throughout the United States, South Africa and Asia, to audiences of up to 50,000 people, often appearing alongside individuals such as Colin Powell, Rudy Guilliani, Gerry Lewis, Steve Forbes and Donald Trump. She has been featured in almost every major publication in the United States and has appeared numerous times on The View, Larry King Live, and The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Orman, a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, directed the Suze Orman Financial Group from 1987-1997, served as Vice President of Investments for Prudential Bache Securities from 1983-87, and from 1980-83 was an Account Executive at Merrill Lynch. Prior to that, she worked as a waitress at the Buttercup Bakery in Berkeley, California from 1973-80.

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board's initial and ongoing certificate requirements.

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