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 on Facebook: This Is the Court of Public Opinion
TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer said Facebook doesn't think it did anything wrong with the data woes, but that doesn't matter.
Jim Cramer: Retail Stocks Could Really Roar on a Market Snapback
Macy's, Kohl's and other names actually rose Monday despite a terrible tape.
Jim Cramer: Almost Everything, Every Sector, In this Market Is Controversial
When things are this controversial you aren't going to find people willing to step up to the plate.
Cramer on Newell Brands: I Think Carl Icahn Will Hasten Sale of Yankee Candle
Now that Newell Brands has reached a deal with Carl Icahn and is adding Icahn's appointees to the board, TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer thinks a sale of the company's Yankee Candle company will be hastened.
Jim Cramer: Facebook and the Fundamentals
Normally with FB down this much in one session it is tempting to start buying back the stock right here.