Suze Orman | Biography

Posted On: 13 Apr, 2014

Suze Orman | Biography

Quick Facts

Date of Birth June 05, 1951
Age 69 Years 10 Month(s)
Nationality American
Profession Author
Husband/Spouse No
Boyfriend No
Girlfriend Kathy Travis
Ethnicity White
Is Gay/Lesbian Lesbian
Partner Kathy Travis
Divorced? No
Married Yes
Body Measurements N/A
Net Worth $35 Million Dollars
Height 5 feet 4 inches
Weight 125 lbs
Children/Kids Not yet

Suze Orman was born on 5th of June, 1951 at Chicago, Illinois to a Jewish family. Suze received a B.A. Degree in Social Work from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1976. Later she received an honorary doctorate of humane letter from the same university.  

Orman moved to Berkeley, California and worked as a waitress after finishing her school. Having a dream of opening her own restaurant, she first received a cheque of $2,000 in 1980 from one of her longtime customer. She managed to get $50,000 for her restaurant from her customers with the help of Mr Hasbrook, who had given her first cheque. She later ended up losing all of her money because of a broker who cheated on her with the financial affairs. 

After having lost all of her money, Suze started reading books on investment and decided to apply as a broker in the same office where she was cheated. She was taken in the women quota, but was told that she would soon lose that position. Having involved in the same profession as the one she got cheated by she came to know that her broker had violated the company's policies and the company was sued. Meanwhile the broker settled the affair out of the court and Suze joined another firm as a vice-president. This new step of her took her one step further to starting her own firm in 1987 after her study on investment. 

Suze's firm dedication to her worked made possible of her feet kissing this height of success. She got her first media exposure through a local radio station where she spoke against a complaint of one of her customers and later was the burning hot topic in many of such stations and television programs. Using the tools of words in her first book 'You’ve earned it, Don’t lose it!', Suze became the best-selling author in 1995. She later published a series of books on money management and investment making her one of the Power Brokers. She soon signed a television series names The Suze Orman Show that began airing in 2002 on CNBC. She also did various other shows as a financial guide in various networks. She later got involved with social works and started writing for various magazines, newspapers and websites on financial issues.  

With praise worthy social status, Suze also has an economic position of net worth more than US $10 million. She claimed to be a gay in 2007 saying her sexual orientation is lesbian. She, when asked if she was married replied that she had been with Kathy Travis since last seven years. She says that K.T is more than a husband to her, she is her life partner. Since they cannot get married legally Suze tells that they don’t have to bother to think about getting divorced. In wikifeet, her legs are rated as nice feet.

Susan Lynn Orman, Suze as everyone calls her, is an example of almost every person around. She started her career as a waitress, but who knew that hard work would pay so well and take her to the height of success that we can only dream of! Suze, a talk show host, a well-established journalist and also a motivational speaker, can always be our personal financial guide and guru as she explains,“ My job is to be the financial truth crusader. ...Hope for the best. But plan for the worst.” She is author of books such as the best seller, “The 9 steps to financial freedom”, which was sold more than 3 million copies. Her popular Money show such as “The courage to be rich,” “The road to wealth” and “The laws of money”, “The lessons of life” for which she has been awarded with an outstanding daytime Emmy award for her service. She also won Gracie Allen award for an outstanding Program host. In her life she gets lots of praise and for sure criticism too. No matter what she is on the path of reaching people and solve their financial problems turning them into opportunities.

Her updates and activities can be view from her website:  and from her twitter