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: Wait a Few Months Longer to Buy Chipotle

Cramer: Wait a Few Months Longer to Buy Chipotle

In the big food business, it has always taken 18 months for the people of America to forget.

Keeping an Eye on Oil and Allergan

Caution ahead of OPEC meeting; drugmaker still hindered.

Cramer: Trump Tells Boeing, 'This Won't Fly'

Cramer: Trump Tells Boeing, 'This Won't Fly'

Tweet on Air Force One cost overruns is ominous for companies dependent on government.

Amazon's Latest Retail Experiment, Amazon Go, is "Huge" According to Jim Cramer

Amazon's Latest Retail Experiment, Amazon Go, is "Huge" According to Jim Cramer

Amazon's latest retail idea, a store staffed wtih sensors and not people, could be "huge," according to Jim Cramer.

Jim Cramer: Food Deflation Hitting Costco

Jim Cramer: Food Deflation Hitting Costco

Costco has been victimized by food deflation, so investors should lower their expectations heading into earnings, says Jim Cramer.