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

Initiating Starter Position in Bullpen Name

We will bring Hewlett Packard Enterprise in from the Bullpen, taking advantage of one of the few down days in the name over the last month.

Why an NXP/Qualcomm Deal Makes Sense

And what it means for us.

Cramer: OK, So the World Didn't End

Cramer: OK, So the World Didn't End

Market reverses after report of settlement for Deutsche Bank (which isn't the next Lehman).

Jim Cramer: Salesforce's Attack on Microsoft is Puzzling

Jim Cramer: Salesforce's Attack on Microsoft is Puzzling

Salesforce's decision to attack Microsoft's deal to buy LinkedIn is not characteristic of the company and is quite puzzling, says Jim Cramer.

Jim Cramer: Qualcomm Would Be Smart to Buy NXP Semiconductors

Jim Cramer: Qualcomm Would Be Smart to Buy NXP Semiconductors

Jim Cramer supports Qualcomm's decision to buy NXP Semiconductors.