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

Samsung's Ambition Fails vs. Apple's Discipline

Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 troubles highlight the contrast between the 2 companies and why Apple remains the one to beat.

Cramer: We Could Be Setting up for Some Presidential Bargains

Cramer: We Could Be Setting up for Some Presidential Bargains

This selloff is about uncertainty, not who wins or loses the White House.

Jim Cramer: Will Verizon Get Price Adjustment After Yahoo's Hack?

Jim Cramer: Will Verizon Get Price Adjustment After Yahoo's Hack?

Will Verizon receive a price adjustment on its $4.8 billion acquisition of Yahoo! amid its data breach? Jim Cramer weighs in.

Jim Cramer Says Nike Has Some Competitors Nipping at Its Heels

Jim Cramer Says Nike Has Some Competitors Nipping at Its Heels

Jim Cramer says Nike could still go up long term, but it has some competition now. But Cramer says he does like Foot Locker.

Jim Cramer: Twitter Downgrade Is About Metrics Alone

Jim Cramer: Twitter Downgrade Is About Metrics Alone

Twitter shares are selling off over a downgrade due to soft metrics, but some suitors might be looking at it as a customer retention tool, not an advertising business