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

Jim Cramer: It's Got Nothing to Do With Interest Rates

Jim Cramer: It's Got Nothing to Do With Interest Rates

Just because rates on the 10-year are back below 3% doesn't mean that's what's driving the rally.

Jim Cramer: Visa Is a Technology Company That Masquerades as a Financial Company

Jim Cramer: Visa Is a Technology Company That Masquerades as a Financial Company

TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer was pleased with Visa's earnings and pointed to the company's technological prowess.

Jim Cramer: Chipotle Shares Are Probably Done Going Down

Jim Cramer: Chipotle Shares Are Probably Done Going Down

TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer interviewed Chipotle's new CEO Brian Niccol on CNBC and said the stock is probably done going down.

Jim Cramer: This Is a Sad Time for Southwest Airlines

Jim Cramer: This Is a Sad Time for Southwest Airlines

Amid the tragic engine failure on a recent Southwest Airlines flight that resulted in a fatality, TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer said this is a sad time for the airline.

Video: Jim Cramer on Advanced Micro Devices, Chipotle and Southwest Airlines

Video: Jim Cramer on Advanced Micro Devices, Chipotle and Southwest Airlines

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

Jim Cramer: Lisa Su Saved AMD From the Garbage Heap

Jim Cramer: Lisa Su Saved AMD From the Garbage Heap

The stock's a buy for the long-term, a truly amazing feat that would be inconceivable a very short time ago.

Jim Cramer: Advanced Micro Devices CEO Lisa Su Saved the Company

Jim Cramer: Advanced Micro Devices CEO Lisa Su Saved the Company

TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer said Advanced Micro Devices CEO Lisa Su saved the company.

Jim Cramer Just Spoke to Larry Kudlow About the China Trade Negotiations

Jim Cramer Just Spoke to Larry Kudlow About the China Trade Negotiations

TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer interviewed National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow on CNBC's Squawk on the Street Thursday, as Kudlow heads off to China for a trade negotiation.

Jim Cramer: Where Did All the Short-Sellers Go?

Jim Cramer: Where Did All the Short-Sellers Go?

Without that natural base of short coverers, you get no bounce.

Jim Cramer: Now That's How You Put on a Conference Call

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.