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

Video: Jim Cramer on Why Goldman Shares Are Falling Despite Upbeat Earnings

Video: Jim Cramer on Why Goldman Shares Are Falling Despite Upbeat Earnings

TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer loved the 15% return on equity figure at Goldman Sachs, which reported earnings on Tuesday.

AAP Exclusive: Cramer on China and the President

AAP Exclusive: Cramer on China and the President

In the April Action Alerts PLUS members' call, Cramer talked about China and the President -- both leave him very unsettled. Watch now.

Jim Cramer: Netflix Numbers Show That Cord-Cutting Is Palpable

Jim Cramer: Netflix Numbers Show That Cord-Cutting Is Palpable

Latest results show the 'N' in FANG stocks is very much alive.

Cramer: I Don't Know How to Factor the Michael Cohen Investigation into Stocks

Cramer: I Don't Know How to Factor the Michael Cohen Investigation into Stocks

TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer is keeping an eye on the investigation of President Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen.

AAP Exclusive: How Cramer and His Team Handle Volatile Market Swings

AAP Exclusive: How Cramer and His Team Handle Volatile Market Swings

In the April Action Alerts PLUS members' call, Cramer talked about how he and his team manage the market's recent volatile swings. Watch now.

Jim Cramer: It's All About Expectations

Jim Cramer: It's All About Expectations

Earnings season is already seeing some wacky effects.

AAP Exclusive: Can Amazon Beat PayPal?

AAP Exclusive: Can Amazon Beat PayPal?

In the April Action Alerts PLUS members' call, Cramer talked about Amazon and PayPal and which one wins. So watch now.

Video: Jim Cramer Says Ulta Has a Much Better Story

Video: Jim Cramer Says Ulta Has a Much Better Story

TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer thinks Ulta Beauty is inexpensive on a basis with other retailers.

Jim Cramer on Syria Missiles: It's Not One and Done

Jim Cramer on Syria Missiles: It's Not One and Done

Friday's Syria missile strikes may not be "one and done," according to TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer.

Don't Expect to Say 'Thank God It's Friday' Any Time Soon: Jim Cramer

Don't Expect to Say 'Thank God It's Friday' Any Time Soon: Jim Cramer

This feels like the 1990 Iraq crisis, where the Dow sold off every Friday amid fears of what the weekend would bring.