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: Watch China Manufacturing Data

Jim Cramer: Watch China Manufacturing Data

Jim Cramer is keeping a close eye on manufacturing data numbers out of China for signs on the health of the Chinese economy.

Cramer: Blame Today on the Banks

Cramer: Blame Today on the Banks

Bad news about Deutsche Bank and Wells Fargo ruins what could've been a good day.

Trimming NXPI Due to Takeover Talk

Qualcomm reportedly aims to acquire semiconductor company.

Cramer: Wells Fargo's Stumpf Goes Down as the Bank Goes On

Cramer: Wells Fargo's Stumpf Goes Down as the Bank Goes On

Its central goal is to preserve the institution.

Raising PepsiCo's Price Target After Strong Earnings

Our new target reflects the blowout quarter, its best-in-class growth profile and consistent value creation.