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: Still Riding the Trump Rally? Ya Gotta Believe

Cramer: Still Riding the Trump Rally? Ya Gotta Believe

You can live by the tweet or die by the tweet.

Jim Cramer: Trump Border Tax Has Retailers on the Run

Jim Cramer: Trump Border Tax Has Retailers on the Run

Cramer questions how Constellation Brands could make Mexican beer in the U.S.

Cramer: Trump's Coal Policy Could Help CSX

Cramer: Trump's Coal Policy Could Help CSX

Jim Cramer looks at the connection between Donald Trump's policies on coal and prospects for railroad stocks like CSX.

ETFs vs. Individual Stocks: Jim Cramer Weighs In

ETFs vs. Individual Stocks: Jim Cramer Weighs In

Jim Cramer has some advice for investors deciding whether to invest in ETFs or individual stocks.

Jim Cramer's Quick Take on Bank Earnings

Jim Cramer's Quick Take on Bank Earnings

Jim Cramer says ETrade and TD are just some of the banks doing better.