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: A Phony Market Doesn't Attract New Money
TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer said a phony market doesn't attract new money.
Jim Cramer: These 4 Stocks Seem Attractive Right Here
There is nothing wrong with Intel, Johnson & Johnson, 3M and Apple.
Jim Cramer: Retailers Get Their Turn, As FOMO Takes Over
We are now back into the exact same market we were in before the nine percent plummet.
Jim Cramer on Kraft-Heinz: This Is a Company That's in Decline
TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer said Kraft Heinz is a company in great crisis.
AAP Exclusive: Cramer on Why He Added Nordstrom To His Charitable Trust
In February's Action Alerts PLUS members' call, Cramer gave a litany of reasons why he and his team decided to add Nordstrom to the portfolio.