Personal finance expert, author, talk show host, and podcaster Suze Orman has been telling people for years how to put their money troubles in the past. Although she has made a career around helping others, her love life is just as inspiring as her self-made fortune.
The Chicago native told Oprah on an episode of Oprah: Where Are They Now? that she found her "soulmate" at 50 years old.
Is Suze Orman married?
Yes, Suze Orman is a married woman. She met her partner Kathy "KT" Travis back in 2001. However, they didn't get married until 2010. According to CNBC, the two tied the knot in a ceremony in South Africa.
When speaking to Oprah, Orman had nothing but loving words to say about her partner. "KT is truly the light of my life," she said with a big smile. "She keeps me going in ways that I never thought."
Orman also said that if she had to choose between all of her money and Travis, she would definitely choose her partner. "Ask me the question: you can keep all your money or you can keep KT. You can't keep both," she said. "Bye bye money. Money I could always make again. Will I ever find another KT? Never."
The couple lives on a private island in the Bahamas. Orman is active on Instagram and has become an avid fisherwoman.
Who is Kathy Travis?
Kathy Travis is a TV producer based in the U.S. Although, in an interview with Rosie O'Donnell, Orman revealed that Travis grew up in Hong Kong.
Travis keeps her personal life private. She makes appearances on Orman's social media, but she doesn't have an Instagram of her own.
Do Suze Orman and Kathy Travis work together?
Orman and Travis do work together. An article in The New York Times said that Travis manages Orman's business. In an interview with The Cut, Orman said that KT handles her brand. "KT’s career has been building brands, and I’m a brand," she said. "So now, KT is vital behind-the-scenes, making deals."
On IMDb, Travis is listed as a producer for one of the episodes on The Suzie Orman Show and Suze Orman's Ultimate Retirement Guide.
Do Suze Orman and Kathy Travis split their finances?
Suze Orman has a net worth of $75 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. She has been open about the fact that she makes more money than KT. In an interview with The Cut, Orman said that Travis was a millionaire when they met, but Orman still made more money.
"I met KT when I was about to turn 50," Orman said. "At that point, KT was a baby millionaire, and I was a significant millionaire — that’s how KT refers to it."
Orman said that from the very beginning, the two have kept their finances separate and continue to do so. When they work together, it's made clear in their contracts that they both will receive their own checks instead of KT getting a percentage of what Orman makes.
Keeping their finances separate ensures that if the couple ever breaks up, they have their own money guaranteed to them from each business deal and contract.