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

Jim Cramer Reveals What to Watch in Salesforce's Earnings on Tuesday

Jim Cramer Reveals What to Watch in Salesforce's Earnings on Tuesday

Salesforce reports earnings on Tuesday.

Cramer: Sit-Down Could've Avoided a Showdown

Cramer: Sit-Down Could've Avoided a Showdown

Ackman at loggerheads with Automatic Data CEO.

Why in the World Isn't the Stock Market Plummeting?

Why in the World Isn't the Stock Market Plummeting?

Stocks haven't fallen off a cliff.... What gives?

Cramer: Random Movement Is Exactly That

Cramer: Random Movement Is Exactly That

Nothing's happening, but that doesn't mean you have to make something happen.

Jim Cramer on ADP, Herbalife, Nike, Foot Locker, Estee Lauder, Sempra Energy, Oncor, Salesforce and Gardening!

Jim Cramer on ADP, Herbalife, Nike, Foot Locker, Estee Lauder, Sempra Energy, Oncor, Salesforce and Gardening!

TheStreet's Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer sheds light on Monday's trending stocks.