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: Schlumberger's Earnings Call Made Me Incrementally Positive on Oil

Cramer: Schlumberger's Earnings Call Made Me Incrementally Positive on Oil

Schlumberger's Paal Kibsgaard makes you a believer, for certain.

If It's Not Earnings News, It's Amazon Competition: Jim Cramer's Best Blog

If It's Not Earnings News, It's Amazon Competition: Jim Cramer's Best Blog

Stock prices are either unfairly dragged down by competitors' earnings news or by Amazon's spread into more businesses, Cramer said.

Here Is What Jim Cramer Expects From Alphabet's Earnings

Here Is What Jim Cramer Expects From Alphabet's Earnings

What to expect from Alphabet's earnings.

Here Is What Jim Cramer Expects From Arconic's Earnings

Here Is What Jim Cramer Expects From Arconic's Earnings

What to expect from Arconic's results.

Walmart and Microsoft Should Merge to Crush Amazon -- Jim Cramer Explains Why

Walmart and Microsoft Should Merge to Crush Amazon -- Jim Cramer Explains Why

And no one else could even come close.