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 on Disney's Market Magic

Jim Cramer on Disney's Market Magic

Jim Cramer's thoughts on ESPN+ and Disney+ and Disney's earnings.

Jim Cramer's Thoughts on Spotify, Disney, Take-Two, Electronic Arts and Apple

Jim Cramer's Thoughts on Spotify, Disney, Take-Two, Electronic Arts and Apple

Watch as Jim Cramer breaks down today's earnings news.

What the Departure of Apple's Head of Retail Means According to Jim Cramer

What the Departure of Apple's Head of Retail Means According to Jim Cramer

Are more retail stores in Apple's future? Jim Cramer weighs in.

Jim Cramer: If You Don't Buy Google, You Are Dying on the Vine

Jim Cramer: If You Don't Buy Google, You Are Dying on the Vine

This quarter will be known as the quarter where you had to pay the piper to get sales and the piper happens most often to be Alphabet's Google.

How to Spot a Bear Market: Jim Cramer Exclusive

How to Spot a Bear Market: Jim Cramer Exclusive

Here's what you need to spot a bear market.

Jim Cramer: 3 Amazing Displays of the Power of Prestige

Jim Cramer: 3 Amazing Displays of the Power of Prestige

Do you own stocks of companies whose products people will pay more for because they think they are prestigious?

Jim Cramer Breaks Down BP and Alphabet Earnings

Jim Cramer Breaks Down BP and Alphabet Earnings

Jim Cramer's watching BP and Alphabet.

Jim Cramer on Why Google Just Can't Make Analysts Happy

Jim Cramer on Why Google Just Can't Make Analysts Happy

Jim Cramer's Real Money column Tuesday morning focused on Apple. Alphabet and IBM and why he felt that Alphabet's conference call was 'fairly nasty.'

Jim Cramer: Running a Growth Business in This Market Is a High-Wire Act

Jim Cramer: Running a Growth Business in This Market Is a High-Wire Act

Alphabet's investors' call highlighted the challenges that the digital retail and tech giants are facing, right now. They can't seem to please anyone.

Why Jim Cramer Says It's a Mistake to Buy Defense Ahead of State of the Union

Why Jim Cramer Says It's a Mistake to Buy Defense Ahead of State of the Union

Here's why Jim Cramer thinks that investors should hold off on their defense buying until after the State of the Union.