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

Why Jim Cramer Doesn't Think That Apple Will Buy Huawei's Chips

Why Jim Cramer Doesn't Think That Apple Will Buy Huawei's Chips

Huawei said that it was 'open' to selling 5G chips to Apple. Here's why Jim Cramer thinks that that won't happen.

Jim Cramer Weighs In on Bank Earnings, and Huawei's Potential Chip Sale to Apple

Jim Cramer Weighs In on Bank Earnings, and Huawei's Potential Chip Sale to Apple

Here's what Jim Cramer's watching in the markets Monday.

Jim Cramer: Why Investors Can't Game Earnings Season

Jim Cramer: Why Investors Can't Game Earnings Season

Investors can't game earnings reports, so here's what Jim Cramer says about earnings season.

Jim Cramer: This Is Why the Fed Should Not Tighten

Jim Cramer: This Is Why the Fed Should Not Tighten

The U.S. economy is doing okay, but not great, and you can see that in a number of sectors.

Why Jim Cramer Says That Anadarko Redeemed Itself By Selling to Chevron

Why Jim Cramer Says That Anadarko Redeemed Itself By Selling to Chevron

Chevron announced the $33 billion acquisition of Anadarko before the market opened on Friday. Jim Cramer explains why he was happy to hear about the deal.

Jim Cramer: What Investors Should Do If They Missed Out on a Transformative Day

Jim Cramer: What Investors Should Do If They Missed Out on a Transformative Day

We never thought, 24 hours ago, that it could possibly be this good.

Jim Cramer: What Investors Should Watch for After an Acquisition Announcement

Jim Cramer: What Investors Should Watch for After an Acquisition Announcement

Following Chevron's news that it was buying Anadarko, what should investors know about an acquisition announcement?

Jim Cramer: Disney Investors Shouldn't Fret About Bob Iger

Jim Cramer: Disney Investors Shouldn't Fret About Bob Iger

Should investors be worried about Bob Iger stepping down as Disney's CEO?

'You Can't Beat Chevron,' Says Jim Cramer

'You Can't Beat Chevron,' Says Jim Cramer

Jim Cramer weighs in on Chevron's deal with Anadarko.

Jim Cramer: Why Citi Is More of a Buyback Story

Jim Cramer: Why Citi Is More of a Buyback Story

Jim Cramer says that he expects Citigroup's earnings, which are released Monday morning, to show a buyback story.