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: Investors Keep Getting It Wrong

Cramer: Investors Keep Getting It Wrong

As long as people make mass misjudgments like with Best Buy, there will be opportunities,

Cramer: Oil Is Going Down; OPEC 's Got No Game

Cramer: Oil Is Going Down; OPEC 's Got No Game

And oil stocks can't bounce here.

Jim Cramer: I'd Rather Buy Burlington Than Big Lots

Jim Cramer: I'd Rather Buy Burlington Than Big Lots

TheStreet's Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer would rather purchase shares of Burlington than discount retailer Big Lots.;

Jim Cramer on PVH's Strong Europe Business and Williams Sonoma's Digital Prowess

Jim Cramer on PVH's Strong Europe Business and Williams Sonoma's Digital Prowess

Jim Cramer was impressed with PVH's strength in Europe and Williams Sonoma's digital capabilities.

Jim Cramer: eSports Is Sweeping the World by Storm and You Need Logitech

Jim Cramer: eSports Is Sweeping the World by Storm and You Need Logitech

Amid the rise of eSports, TheStreet's Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer said Logitech keyboards are needed.