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: No Pain at the Pump for Consumers

Jim Cramer: No Pain at the Pump for Consumers

Worried about how you might be hit at the pump?

Jim Cramer: How Investors Should Approach Oil Right Now

Jim Cramer: How Investors Should Approach Oil Right Now

Need some advice about oil?

Jim Cramer: Three Companies to Buy After the Saudi Arabia Oil Attacks

Jim Cramer: Three Companies to Buy After the Saudi Arabia Oil Attacks

Need some buying recommendations?

Jim Cramer: Why the Market Should Be Down More Because of Oil

Jim Cramer: Why the Market Should Be Down More Because of Oil

Jim Cramer says that, in the old days, the market would have been down more.

Jim Cramer Breaks Down What Investors Need to Know About Oil, BP

Jim Cramer Breaks Down What Investors Need to Know About Oil, BP

Jim Cramer has some thoughts on oil and BP.

Jim Cramer: Here Are the Real Winners and Losers From the Saudi Oil Attacks

Jim Cramer: Here Are the Real Winners and Losers From the Saudi Oil Attacks

Algorithmic traders, along with the Chinese and the Saudis, will feel the outcome of the oil attacks.

Stocks Versus Stat: Kansas City Chiefs Quarterback Patrick Mahomes or Boeing?

Stocks Versus Stat: Kansas City Chiefs Quarterback Patrick Mahomes or Boeing?

What would you rather, Patrick Mahomes or Boeing?

Jim Cramer's Reaction to Broadcom's Earnings

Jim Cramer's Reaction to Broadcom's Earnings

Broadcom is Real Money's stock of the day.

Jim Cramer: Biden, Warren Seem More Worried About Deficit Than Trump

Jim Cramer: Biden, Warren Seem More Worried About Deficit Than Trump

Jim Cramer thinks that Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren are more worried about the deficit than President Trump.

Jim Cramer: Approach U.S.-China Trade Headlines With Caution

Jim Cramer: Approach U.S.-China Trade Headlines With Caution

Jim Cramer isn't so sure that a trade deal is on the horizon.