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 Good Guys at HP Inc. Won Last Night

Cramer: The Good Guys at HP Inc. Won Last Night

HP is going after underpenetrated portions of what we forget is a $333 billion market.

Cramer: An Evening of Drinks and Extremes

Cramer: An Evening of Drinks and Extremes

Surprising opinions at both ends of the spectrum.

Jim Cramer Is Watching Earnings From Best Buy, Costco, Burlington and Ulta Salon

Jim Cramer Is Watching Earnings From Best Buy, Costco, Burlington and Ulta Salon

Jim Cramer is watching a host of earnings reports on Friday.

Jim Cramer on Lowe's, Tiffany, Nvidia, Intuit, Nucor, Best Buy, Costco, Burlington and Ulta

Jim Cramer on Lowe's, Tiffany, Nvidia, Intuit, Nucor, Best Buy, Costco, Burlington and Ulta

TheStreet's Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer weighs in on Wednesday's trending stocks.

Jim Cramer: Nucor Is the Most Undervalued Industrial

Jim Cramer: Nucor Is the Most Undervalued Industrial

TheStreet's Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer is fond of Nucor and thinks shares are headed beyond Credit Suisse's $68 price target.