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: 3 Health Care Bill Scenarios, 3 Game Plans

Cramer: 3 Health Care Bill Scenarios, 3 Game Plans

Get your plan in place, but understand that the Republic is not in jeopardy.

Cramer: If Repeal and Replace Is Rejected, Don't Retreat

Cramer: If Repeal and Replace Is Rejected, Don't Retreat

If it passes, interest rates and stocks should go higher.

Happy National Puppy Day From Jim Cramer!

Happy National Puppy Day From Jim Cramer!

TheStreet's Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer is celebrating National Puppy Day!

Jim Cramer Awaits Earnings From The Finish Line

Jim Cramer Awaits Earnings From The Finish Line

TheStreet's Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer awaits quarterly results from The Finish Line.

Jim Cramer on Ford's Guidance Cut

Jim Cramer on Ford's Guidance Cut

TheStreet's Jim Cramer said Ford can't be used as a bellwether for anything and if General Motors shares drop, he thinks the stock is a buy.