Life Story of Susan (Suze) Lynn Orman
The worlds most renowned financial guru, Susan (Suze) Orman was born on June 5, 1951 on the South Side of Chicago Illinois. She was welcomed by two older brothers. Suze’s parents were russian and romanian jewish immigrants who owned and managed a small delicatessen in Hyde Park.
While growing up Suze struggled to overcome a speech impediment. Suze struggled all through her academic life from grade school all the up through college. Since Suze had a speech impediment she also had a hard time reading. She always felt that she was the dumbest kid in her class. One year in grade school her teacher sat all the children according to their reading exam scores, low and behold Suze scored the lowest and had to sit in the very last row. This news was very devastating to Suze’s confidence and self-esteem. Suze felt that she would never succeed in life so why bother trying.
After graduation high school Orman decided that she wanted to go to college to become brain surgeon. Her SAT scores were not high so she applied to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and much to her amazement she was accepted. Upon her arrival she met with her guidance counselor and explained her dream to become a brain surgeon. Her guidance counselor was not convinced after reviewing her SAT scores that she could become a brain surgeon. He didn’t think that she had what it takes to be a successful brain surgeon. He encouraged her to look into a different field. Suze gave it some thought and decided that becoming a social worker was the easiest major she could handle. During her first year in college she lived on campus and worked in the dormitory’s dish room seven days a week. Unfortunately Suze’s parents were not able to help pay for her college tuition so she worked diligently at paying her own way. Suze’s sophomore year of college she lived off campus with two of her girlfriends Carole and Judy. Suze was due to graduate in...