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

Cramer: Think Twice Before Snapping This One Up

Cramer: Think Twice Before Snapping This One Up

Analysts say SNAP is a buy, but you must stay strong.

Jim Cramer: U.S. Is Driving Oil Prices Down

Jim Cramer: U.S. Is Driving Oil Prices Down

TheStreet's Action Alerts PLUS portfolio manager Jim Cramer said the amount of oil the U.S. is pumping is more than OPEC nations thought was possible.

Jim Cramer Talks Dow Chemical, Snap, Adobe, Apple, Oil and Health Care

Jim Cramer Talks Dow Chemical, Snap, Adobe, Apple, Oil and Health Care

TheStreet's Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer discusses Monday's most talked about stocks, including Dow Chemical DOW, Snap SNAP, Adobe Systems ADBE, and Apple AAPL.

Jim Cramer Is Watching Carnival and Dave & Buster's Earnings

Jim Cramer Is Watching Carnival and Dave & Buster's Earnings

TheStreet's Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer is keeping an eye on quarterly results from Carnival Corporation CCL and Dave & Buster's Entertainment PLAY.

Jim Cramer: Dollar Tree Seems Very Interesting to Me

Jim Cramer: Dollar Tree Seems Very Interesting to Me

TheStreet's Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer is watching shares of Dollar Tree DLTR amid a recent research note from JPMorgan retail analyst Matthew Boss.