Suze Orman Biography
Orman was born on June 5, 1951, on Chicago’s South Side, to Jewish parents of Russian and Romanian heritage, Ann and Morry Orman. Her mother worked as a secretary for a neighborhood rabbi, while her father, a Ukrainian immigrant, worked at a poultry factory and ran Morry’s Deli in Hyde Park.
She earned a B.A. in social work from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1976. Orman was awarded an honorary doctorate of humane letters by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2009. The following year, in 2010, she was awarded an honorary doctorate in commercial science by Bentley University.
Suze Orman Career
Susan Lynn “Suze” Orman is a financial advisor, author, and podcast host from the United States. Suze Orman Financial Group was founded in 1987. Her career as a financial advisor rose to prominence with The Suze Orman Show, which aired on CNBC from 2002 until 2015.
Orman was named a personal finance educator for the United States Army and Army Reserve in 2016.
Suze began working as a Special Advocate for the National Domestic Violence Hotline in 2018 to raise awareness about financial abuse.
Suze presently hosts the Suze Orman Women & Money Podcast twice a week.
Suze Orman Personal Life
Orman came out as a lesbian in February 2007. Since 2010, Orman has been married to Kathy Travis (nicknamed KT). Travis is her business partner as well. “KT’s career has been developing brands, and I’m a brand,” says Orman.
Orman gave money to the Democratic Party in 2008. In an interview with Larry King in 2008, she stated that she supports the Democratic Party and Barack Obama’s policies, particularly those pertaining to persons in same-sex partnerships.
Suze Orman Net Worth
Suze Orman has an estimated net worth of approximately $75 million.