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

AAP Exclusive: Cramer on Why They Sold Broadcom Shares

AAP Exclusive: Cramer on Why They Sold Broadcom Shares

In the April Action Alerts PLUS members' call, Cramer talks about exactly why and how they sold shares of Broadcom. Watch now.

Jim Cramer: Here's What it Takes to Get a Stock Moving

Jim Cramer: Here's What it Takes to Get a Stock Moving

From big box stores to railroads there's one surefire way to move forward.

AAP Exclusive: Cramer's Trust Has Made $2.5M in Charitable Distributions

AAP Exclusive: Cramer's Trust Has Made $2.5M in Charitable Distributions

In the April Action Alerts PLUS members' call, Cramer talked about how his charitable trust has made $2.5 million of charitable distributions over the years. So he is not taking risks with that money. Listen to him talk about what they are doing now.

Jim Cramer: I Don't Want to Panic About Snap

Jim Cramer: I Don't Want to Panic About Snap

TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer doesn't want to panic about Snap SNAP shares but said the company sells at nine times revenue which is more than he likes to pay for stocks.

Jim Cramer on IBM, CSX, United Airlines and Morgan Stanley

Jim Cramer on IBM, CSX, United Airlines and Morgan Stanley

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

Jim Cramer on What Textron's Private Plane Business Reveals About the Economy

Jim Cramer on What Textron's Private Plane Business Reveals About the Economy

TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer on what the private jet industry says about business optimism.

Video: Jim Cramer on the Markets, United Airlines, IBM and CSX Earnings

Video: Jim Cramer on the Markets, United Airlines, IBM and CSX Earnings

TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer reacts to Wednesday's market action and earnings from United Continental, IBM and CSX.

Jim Cramer: The Banks Are Alive and Well

Jim Cramer: The Banks Are Alive and Well

The banks are the healthiest, not since the Great Recession started, but perhaps, since the big four were created before the deluge.

Jim Cramer: Reports of FANG's Death Greatly Exaggerated

Jim Cramer: Reports of FANG's Death Greatly Exaggerated

The big story is about cloud adoption.

Video: Jim Cramer on Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Newell Brands and Domino's Pizza

Video: Jim Cramer on Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Newell Brands and Domino's Pizza

TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer weighs in on Tuesday's trending topics.