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
Anadarko, Apache and Pioneer Doing A Lot of Things Right, Says Jim Cramer
Jim Cramer favors energy companies operating in the Permian Basin, like Anadarko.
Jim Cramer Is Not Sold on GE Making a Deal With Baker Hughes
Jim Cramer says the timing could be wrong if GE decides to off-load its oil service business and combine it with Baker Hughes.
Jim Cramer Is Charged Up Over Mastercard's Strong Earnings Report
Jim Cramer likes Mastercard's strong earnings report, saying the credit card industry is a great business.
Jim Cramer: Chevron Doing All the Right Things
Chevron is doing the right things and is being rewarded for it, says Jim Cramer.
Jim Cramer Explains Why Health Care Stocks are Getting Slammed on Wall Street Today
McKesson's disappointing earnings report ignited a selloff in health care stocks, and Jim Cramer says investors are questioning the sector's future.