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: Will Pundits Have the Gaul to Scare Us About Le Pen?

Cramer: Will Pundits Have the Gaul to Scare Us About Le Pen?

Forget French politics and look for good stock picks.

Cramer: How Many Pundits Will Have the Gaul to Scare Us About Le Pen?

Cramer: How Many Pundits Will Have the Gaul to Scare Us About Le Pen?

Forget French politics and look for good stock picks.

Sweet Sounds of Numbers; Have Faith: Jim Cramer's View

Sweet Sounds of Numbers; Have Faith: Jim Cramer's View

Cramer shares his views on the preponderance of evidence, and suggests having faith in interational strength.

Why Give IBM the Benefit of the Doubt?; Stop Obsessing About France: Jim Cramer's View

Why Give IBM the Benefit of the Doubt?; Stop Obsessing About France: Jim Cramer's View

Cramer shares his views on whether to give IBM the benefit of the doubt and discusses how, sometimes, the way of the market is just panic and buy.

Cramer: No 'Thinking Person' in Hedge Funds Would Say They Own a Lot of Stock Right Now

Cramer: No 'Thinking Person' in Hedge Funds Would Say They Own a Lot of Stock Right Now

The people who are quoted, the people who speak out, tend to be people who made a ton of money in a different era, Cramer.