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

What Does the BB&T and SunTrust Merger Mean for Banks? Jim Cramer Explains

What Does the BB&T and SunTrust Merger Mean for Banks? Jim Cramer Explains

The merger between SunTrust and BB&T places the bank within the ranks of the top 10 banks in America. Jim Cramer gives his thoughts on the merger.

Jim Cramer: SunTrust-BB&T Merger Is About Digital Defense and Offense

Jim Cramer: SunTrust-BB&T Merger Is About Digital Defense and Offense

Analysts need to recognize this shift in the banking markets.

Why Jim Cramer Thinks That Twitter Is a 'Must Buy' Despite Stock's Tumble

Why Jim Cramer Thinks That Twitter Is a 'Must Buy' Despite Stock's Tumble

Twitter beat earnings expectations but shares promptly fell, but that doesn't faze Jim Cramer. He explains why he thinks that Twitter is still portfolio-worthy.

Jim Cramer: 4 Reasons Why This Selloff Has Some Gravitas

Jim Cramer: 4 Reasons Why This Selloff Has Some Gravitas

We have to own that it was a bad day for the bulls and that it's perfectly realistic to expect a few more until the facts get more positive.

Jim Cramer Tackles Twitter, BB&T and SunTrust, Nokia and Chipotle

Jim Cramer Tackles Twitter, BB&T and SunTrust, Nokia and Chipotle

Here's a breakdown of the BB&T and Suntrust merger, Chipotle and Twitter's earnings reports and why Jim Cramer recommends Nokia.

Chipotle's Comeback: Jim Cramer Explains Why He Likes the Earnings Report

Chipotle's Comeback: Jim Cramer Explains Why He Likes the Earnings Report

After an interview with Yum's CEO, Jim Cramer weighs in on the food industry and the reason that he wrote about Chipotle for his Real Money column.

Jim Cramer: This Comeback in Chipotle Is Right on Time

Jim Cramer: This Comeback in Chipotle Is Right on Time

CMG reported fantastic numbers on Wednesday night, with a colossal 6.1% comparable-sales figure coupled with healthy margins.

Why Jim Cramer Thinks Take-Two Interactive Deserves a Second Take

Why Jim Cramer Thinks Take-Two Interactive Deserves a Second Take

Video game stocks stumble. Hear what Jim Cramer has to say.

Jim Cramer: 4 Short-Squeezed Stocks Stabilize a Market That Wanted to Go Down

Jim Cramer: 4 Short-Squeezed Stocks Stabilize a Market That Wanted to Go Down

When you have a bunch of these in one day, you can move whole sectors and, to some degree, the market itself.

Jim Cramer Breaks Down Spotify's Podcast Push and Earnings Reaction

Jim Cramer Breaks Down Spotify's Podcast Push and Earnings Reaction

Jim Cramer weighs in on Spotify's push into podcasts, the reaction on earnings and his interview with CEO Daniel Ek.