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: Transports Getting Run Off the Road

Cramer: Transports Getting Run Off the Road

Rail and airline stocks are seeing a shocking obliteration.

Jim Cramer on Advanced Micro Devices, Boeing, Coca-Cola, Chipotle, McDonald's, Citigroup, Southwest Airlines, Amazon and Starbucks

Jim Cramer on Advanced Micro Devices, Boeing, Coca-Cola, Chipotle, McDonald's, Citigroup, Southwest Airlines, Amazon and Starbucks

TheStreet's Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer weighs in on Wednesday's trending stocks.

Cramer: Amazon's Shadow Over Retail Continues to Spread

Cramer: Amazon's Shadow Over Retail Continues to Spread

No one knows where the giant squid is going to strike next.

NXP Semiconductors Is Worth More Than Qualcomm's Buyout Price, Jim Cramer Says

NXP Semiconductors Is Worth More Than Qualcomm's Buyout Price, Jim Cramer Says

The latest on Qualcomm's pending acquisition of NXP Semiconductors.

Jim Cramer Reveals What to Watch in Southwest Airlines, Dow Chemical and Starbucks Earnings

Jim Cramer Reveals What to Watch in Southwest Airlines, Dow Chemical and Starbucks Earnings

Southwest Airlines, Dow Chemical and Starbucks to report earnings.