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

Can Oil Say Whoa?; IPOs Could Kill the Bull: Jim Cramer's Best Blog

Can Oil Say Whoa?; IPOs Could Kill the Bull: Jim Cramer's Best Blog

Jim Cramer ponders how oil might be unable to stop, and discusses how costly missed opportunities can be.

Cramer: Can Oil Say Whoa to the Flow?

Cramer: Can Oil Say Whoa to the Flow?

Crude can't find its footing because we keep pumping more and more of it.

Twitter May Launch Premium Service; Jim Cramer Weighs In

Twitter May Launch Premium Service; Jim Cramer Weighs In

TheStreet's Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer comments on reports that Twitter may be launching a premium service.

Jim Cramer: It's Entirely Possible That Under Armour Is Bottoming Out

Jim Cramer: It's Entirely Possible That Under Armour Is Bottoming Out

TheStreet's Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer said it's "entirely possible" that Under Armour is bottoming out.

Jim Cramer: If Health Care Fails, Use Stock Declines as a Buying Opportunity

Jim Cramer: If Health Care Fails, Use Stock Declines as a Buying Opportunity

TheStreet's Jim Cramer expects stocks to drop should Friday's House health care vote fail to pass.