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: Now That's How You Put on a Conference Call
Boeing and Norfolk Southern's tour de force calls were in stark contrast to Tuesday's disasters.
Jim Cramer: I've Liked Six Flags Entertainment Stock as an Income Producer
TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer is fond of Six Flags Entertainment shares as an income producer.
Video: Jim Cramer Reveals Why He's Cautious on Stocks
TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer is cautious on stocks.
Jim Cramer on Autonomous Driving Prowess of Texas Instruments
TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer said Texas Instruments has repositioned itself into a company that's involved in "industrial and auto."
Video: Jim Cramer on Caterpillar, Boeing, Twitter and Texas Instruments
TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer weighs in on Wednesday's trending stocks from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
Jim Cramer on Earnings: All Stories Aren't Equal
TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer said there have been companies that have note been able to deliver numbers and there have been companies that have not been able to tell stories on earnings calls.
Jim Cramer: 12 Reasons Why I Am So Cautious Right Now
A litany of events and signposts makes it almost impossible to be more positive about stocks until they are traversed.
Jim Cramer: Falling Pianos Rain Down on the Market
Have all of the instruments dropped? Have all the Achilles' been ruptured?