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: I'm Changing Direction and Moving Into the American Express Lane
Like Keynes, you've got to be able to change your mind when the facts change.
Jim Cramer: Tesla's Self-Driving Tech Great, SolarCity Not So Much
Tesla's new self-driving technology is a winner, but Elon Musk's SolarCity shenanigans are offputting, says Jim Cramer.
Jim Cramer: Verizon Is Feeling the Heat From T-Mobile and Sprint
Jim Cramer says Verizon is feeling the competition from rivals T-Mobile and Sprint.
Jim Cramer: Brighter Days Are Ahead for American Express
A lot of people on Wall Street thought it would be difficult for American Express to survive without Costco, but Jim Cramer says it appears the company is thriving.