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 Their Bullpen (Watch Video)

AAP Exclusive: Cramer on the Stocks in Their 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.

AAP Exclusive: Cramer on Investing Overseas

AAP Exclusive: Cramer on Investing Overseas

In February's Action Alerts PLUS members' call, Cramer talks about the iShares MSCI EMU Index ETF and his thoughts on investing overseas.

Video: Jim Cramer Reveals Why His Charitable Trust Bought Goldman Sachs

Video: Jim Cramer Reveals Why His Charitable Trust Bought Goldman Sachs

TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer said Goldman Sachs is a value play in an already cheap sector.

Jim Cramer: Walmart's Woes Tell Me It's Time to Buy Amazon

Jim Cramer: Walmart's Woes Tell Me It's Time to Buy Amazon

Consumers probably gave Walmart's e-commerce wares a try, then switched back to Amazon.

Jim Cramer: Don't Wait for Lightning to Strike Deadweight Stocks

Jim Cramer: Don't Wait for Lightning to Strike Deadweight Stocks

Do you own stocks that could not advance during this bounce?