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

How to Play Bank Stocks in May

How to Play Bank Stocks in May

Jim Cramer talks Trading Strategies with TheStreet's Stephen Guilfoyle about how to play bank stocks.

How to Play Tech Stocks in May

How to Play Tech Stocks in May

TheStreet's Stephen Guilfoyle tells Jim Cramer why he is sticking with his longs in tech.

Cramer: When Oil Falls, These Dominoes Get Hit

Cramer: When Oil Falls, These Dominoes Get Hit

It doesn't look like Washington will be much help.

Cramer: I'm Trimming Starbucks

Cramer: I'm Trimming Starbucks

On his monthly call with members of the Action Alerts Portfolio Club, Jim Cramer offered his thoughts on Starbucks.

Jim Cramer Reveals What He Reads Every Morning

Jim Cramer Reveals What He Reads Every Morning

Jim Cramer tells Stephen Guilfoyle why he reads his Market Recon column every morning.