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: The Cost of Being a 'Fundamentalist'

Cramer: The Cost of Being a 'Fundamentalist'

Tesla and Netflix, like Amazon, must be valued outside of standard valuation metrics.

Cramer on Valuing Railroad Stocks CSX, Union Pacific, Norfolk Southern and Others

Cramer on Valuing Railroad Stocks CSX, Union Pacific, Norfolk Southern and Others

Should you get on board with railroad stocks? Here's what Jim Cramer thinks.

Jim Cramer: I Think GE Is a Stock to Own for Five Years

Jim Cramer: I Think GE Is a Stock to Own for Five Years

Jim Cramer says GE could move higher even sooner if it adopts a plan put forth by activist fund manager Nelson Peltz.

Here's Why Jim Cramer Loves Magellan Midstream and 4 Other Energy Stocks

Here's Why Jim Cramer Loves Magellan Midstream and 4 Other Energy Stocks

Jim Cramer says Magellan Midstream Partners is 'the best-run pipeline company in the country' at a time when America is about to inaugurate a president who favors pipelines.

Jim Cramer Says Panera Stock Can Go Higher

Jim Cramer Says Panera Stock Can Go Higher

Jim Cramer does not like any fast casual restaurant stocks, except Panera.