Suze Orman is known as a financial adviser and talk show host of her own personal finance program, "The Suze Orman Show," according to Bio. She also published several self-help books about financial planning, such as "You've Earned It, Don't Lose It" and "The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom."
As of 2015, Orman is a contributing editor to "The Costco Connection Magazine" and "O, The Oprah Magazine," according to CNBC. Orman received multiple recognitions in 2010, such as the Touchstone award from Women in Cable Telecommunications, the Gracie Allen award from the American Women in Radio and Television, and an honorary Doctor of Commercial Science degree from Bentley University. In 2013, the Archive of American Television highlighted Orman's accomplishments by including her in the organization's "Emmy TV Legends" interview collection.
Orman was born on June 5, 1951, and was the youngest of three children, reports Bio. As a child, she struggled with her family's financial difficulties and a speech impediment. She majored in social work at the University of Illinois, but left for California without finishing her degree. In Berkeley, Calif., Orman worked as a waitress at the Buttercup Bakery for seven years before quitting to pursue her dream of setting up her own restaurant. After seeking help from a Merrill Lynch representative who advised her to buy options, she lost all of her savings within a few months.