Jim Cramer

Jim Cramer runs the charitable trust portfolio, Action Alerts PLUS, and writes daily market commentary for TheStreet's RealMoney premium service. He also participates in video segments on TheStreet TV and serves as host of CNBC's "Mad Money" television program.

Cramer graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, where he was president of The Harvard Crimson. He worked as a journalist at the Tallahassee Democrat and the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, covering everything from sports to homicide before moving to New York to help start American Lawyer magazine. After a three-year stint, Cramer entered Harvard Law School and received his J.D. in 1984. Instead of practicing law, however, he joined Goldman Sachs, where he worked in sales and trading. In 1987, he left Goldman to start his own hedge fund. While he worked at his fund, Cramer helped start Smart Money for Dow Jones and then, in 1996, he founded TheStreet. In 2000, Cramer retired from active money management to embrace media full time, including radio and television.

Cramer is the author of Confessions of a Street Addict," "You Got Screwed," "Jim Cramer's Real Money," "Jim Cramer's Mad Money," "Jim Cramer's Stay Mad for Life," "Jim Cramer's Getting Back to Even" and, most recently,"Get Rich Carefully."  He has written for Time magazine and New York magazine and has been featured on CBS' 60 Minutes, NBC's Nightly News with Brian Williams, Meet the Press, Today, The Tonight Show, Late Night and MSNBC's Morning Joe

Recent Articles By The Author

Jim Cramer Reveals What He Reads Every Morning

Jim Cramer Reveals What He Reads Every Morning

Jim Cramer tells Stephen Guilfoyle why he reads his Market Recon column every morning.

Jim Cramer Looks for Growth in Comcast, Southwest and Danaher

Jim Cramer Looks for Growth in Comcast, Southwest and Danaher

A behind the scenes look at Jim Cramer's exclusive conference call with Action Alerts Plus club members, where he breaks down opportunities for growth.

Jim Cramer on Domino's Pizza and Its Tech Strength

Jim Cramer on Domino's Pizza and Its Tech Strength

TheStreet's Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer is impressed with Domino's Pizza's tech capabilities.

This Is What Jim Cramer Expects From V.F. Corporation's Earnings

This Is What Jim Cramer Expects From V.F. Corporation's Earnings

TheStreet's Jim Cramer is keeping an eye on quarterly results from V.F. Corporation VFC, released on Friday.

Jim Cramer Reacts to Dow Chemical and Comcast's Quarterly Earnings

Jim Cramer Reacts to Dow Chemical and Comcast's Quarterly Earnings

TheStreet's Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer reacts to quarterly earnings from Dow Chemical DOW and Comcast CMCSA.