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

Video: Jim Cramer on Trade Tariffs, Rising Rates, Kimberly Clark and Hasbro

Video: Jim Cramer on Trade Tariffs, Rising Rates, Kimberly Clark and Hasbro

TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer weighs in on Monday's trending market topics from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

Cramer: Kimberly Clark Falling Back in China

Cramer: Kimberly Clark Falling Back in China

Branded consumer giant is in a difficult position similar to Procter & Gamble.

Jim Cramer: Kimberly Clark's Quarter Was Better Than Procter & Gamble's

Jim Cramer: Kimberly Clark's Quarter Was Better Than Procter & Gamble's

TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer said Kimberly Clark's quarterly earnings were better than Procter & Gamble's but that he doesn't like the consumer products space.

Video: Jim Cramer on What Trade Tariffs and Rising Rates Mean for Stocks

Video: Jim Cramer on What Trade Tariffs and Rising Rates Mean for Stocks

TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer sees a buying opportunity after the 10-year Treasury yield crosses 3%, but is more worried about the possibility of trade tariffs.

Jim Cramer: What's Worse, the China Tariff Battle or the 10 Year Crossing 3%?

Jim Cramer: What's Worse, the China Tariff Battle or the 10 Year Crossing 3%?

Is the 10 year Treasury crossing 3% trouble? I think that analysis is dead wrong, stupid, even.

Jim Cramer: Will Apple or Amazon Become the World's First Trillion Dollar Stock?

Jim Cramer: Will Apple or Amazon Become the World's First Trillion Dollar Stock?

TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer is keeping an eye on whether Apple or Amazon will become the world's first trillion dollar company in terms of market cap.

Jim Cramer: It's Hard to Buy on Fridays

Jim Cramer: It's Hard to Buy on Fridays

The threat of trade war retaliations puts a damper on buying ahead of the weekend.

Nucor Is Waiting to See if Steel Tariffs Will Be Implemented, Jim Cramer Says

Nucor Is Waiting to See if Steel Tariffs Will Be Implemented, Jim Cramer Says

TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer interviewed Nucor's CEO John Ferriola on CNBC's Mad Money.

Video: Jim Cramer on Apple, Amazon, Alphabet and Nucor

Video: Jim Cramer on Apple, Amazon, Alphabet and Nucor

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

Jim Cramer on Apple: I Will Be Less Worried After it Reports

Jim Cramer on Apple: I Will Be Less Worried After it Reports

TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer cited cautious Apple commentary from Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty.