Suze Orman

January 19, 2012 10:56:51 AM PST
There's something in the air. "The Protester" was voted as Time Magazine's Person of the Year. Throughout the country and the world, the Occupy Movements voiced the concerns of the middle class, fighting against astronomical card fees and shouting, 'we matter!'

And now, longtime financial crusader Suze Orman is starting a financial revolution to enable Americans to empower themselves.

BIO: SUZE ORMAN is a two-time Emmy Award-winning television host, #1 New York Times bestselling author, magazine and online columnist, writer/producer, and one of the top motivational speakers in the world today. Orman has written eight consecutive New York Times bestsellers and has written, co-produced, and hosted seven PBS specials based on her books. She is the seven-time Gracie Award-winning host of The Suze Orman Show, which airs on CNBC, and of the forthcoming Money Class on OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network. She is also a contributing editor to 0: The Oprah Magazine. Twice named one of the "Time 100," Time magazine's list of the world's most influential people, and named by Forbes as one of the 100 most powerful women, Orman was the recipient of the National Equality Award from the Human Rights Campaign. In 2009 she received an honorary doctor of humane letters degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and in 2010 she received an honorary doctor of commercial science from Bentley University. Orman, a Certified Financial Planner professional, directed the Suze Orman Financial Group from 1987 to 1997, served as Vice President-Investments for Prudential Bache Securities from 1983 to 1987, and was an account executive at Merrill Lynch from 1980 to 1983. Prior to that. she worked as a waitress at the Buttercup Bakery in Berkeley California, from 1973 to 1980.