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
Apple's Stock Needs to Come Down, Says Cramer
In the May Action Alerts PLUS members' call, Cramer talked Apple. The stock has been on a tear, so are they adding more? Watch now!
Cramer's Thoughts on the Comcast/21st Century Fox Offer
In the May Action Alerts PLUS members' call, Jim Cramer answered a question regarding the Comcast's all-cash offer for 21st Century Fox's assets. Watch now so see what he things.
Pepsico's Recent Stock Action Has Been Terrible, Says Cramer
In the May Action Alerts PLUS members' call, Cramer answered a question about the recent price action in PepsiCo. Watch now to see what he thinks of the premier snack and beverage company.
Cramer: Tech Investing Is Very Hard Now -- And Applied Materials Just Showed Why
All of this will likely drive more people toward the remaining non-cell semis, data center and social media.
Jim Cramer: It's Getting Hot
After the first-quarter's big chill from lousy weather, the economy is heating up fast.
Jim Cramer: The Playbook Says You Have to Sell the Homebuilder Stocks
TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer discussed how the rising 10-year Treasury yield is wreaking havoc on the homebuilder stocks in a Thursday column on Real Money.
Video: Why Jim Cramer Is Bullish in PayPal Shares
TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer said investors are missing something key about PayPal's Venmo.
Video: Jim Cramer on Cisco, Walmart, World Wrestling Entertainment and PayPal
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: I Liked World Wrestling Stock at $30 (It's Now at $50)
TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer liked shares of World Wrestling Entertainment when they were at $30 a share. The stock is now at $50.
Video: Jim Cramer on Cisco and Walmart's Declines
TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer said Cisco has become a very inexpensive big cap tech stock and that Walmart is a buy.