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: After the Election Has Come the Great Business Thaw

Cramer: After the Election Has Come the Great Business Thaw

The floodgates have opened for a lot of companies -- even for growing marijuana.

Adding to American Electric Power on Weakness

We believe the selloff is overdone and see positive catalysts for this name going forward.

Costco's Report/Call Fuels Optimism

We now see many reasons for our cautious optimism to become less cautious.

How We Will Play a Magellan Block Trade

MMP has filed a block trade registration with the SEC; we would look to buy on any weakness should the company announce the commencement of such a move.

Cramer: Why Lululemon's Surprise Sales Beat Should Come as No Surprise

Cramer: Why Lululemon's Surprise Sales Beat Should Come as No Surprise

LULU really 'gets' its customers; that's what the numbers are all about.