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 the Stocks in His Bullpen (Watch Video)

AAP Exclusive: Cramer on the Stocks in His Bullpen (Watch Video)

In February's Action Alerts PLUS members' call, Cramer talks about some of the stocks on his wish list, as promised to his members.

Jim Cramer: Today Is Not Just About VIX, It Is About COMPANIES!

Jim Cramer: Today Is Not Just About VIX, It Is About COMPANIES!

It's funny but there's something at work here that may be stock specific that can trump things.

Video: Jim Cramer Has a Way to Play California Marijuana Legalization

Video: Jim Cramer Has a Way to Play California Marijuana Legalization

With recreational marijuana use now legal in California, TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer has a stock play for the trend.

AAP Exclusive: Cramer on Facebook, Alphabet and Amazon.

AAP Exclusive: Cramer on Facebook, Alphabet and Amazon.

In February's Action Alerts PLUS members' call, Cramer talked about Facebook, Alphabet and Amazon and where the team stands on all three stocks right now.

Jim Cramer: The FAANGs Are Overbought, but the Industrials Aren't

Jim Cramer: The FAANGs Are Overbought, but the Industrials Aren't

And while GE had a lot of positive things to say this week, nobody cares.