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's Thoughts on Anadarko, Bank Earnings and Disney's Bob Iger

Jim Cramer's Thoughts on Anadarko, Bank Earnings and Disney's Bob Iger

Curious about what headlines Jim Cramer's watching? He tackles Anadarko, bank earnings and Disney CEO Bob Iger.

Jim Cramer: A Day on the Fly

Jim Cramer: A Day on the Fly

It's about JPMorgan, Anadarko, and Disney, all on the day of our AAP call!

Jim Cramer: Here's My Earnings Cheat Sheet for the Bank Stocks

Jim Cramer: Here's My Earnings Cheat Sheet for the Bank Stocks

The first thing you need to think about when analyzing earnings has nothing to do with earnings. It has to do with where the stocks are.

Jim Cramer: I Demand You Read Jeff Bezos' Shareholder Letter!

Jim Cramer: I Demand You Read Jeff Bezos' Shareholder Letter!

Bezos and Amazon are the greatest bargains for the customer on earth.

Jim Cramer: Bed Bath & Beyond Needs a Big Change After Abysmal Quarter

Jim Cramer: Bed Bath & Beyond Needs a Big Change After Abysmal Quarter

It may not be too late to save the company, as it still has a good balance sheet. But major upheaval is needed.

Jim Cramer: Forget Capitol Hill, a More Important Show for Bankers Starts Friday

Jim Cramer: Forget Capitol Hill, a More Important Show for Bankers Starts Friday

We have to hope they are given a better chance to tell their story than they were Wednesday.

Jim Cramer on What to Expect From the Fed Minutes and Bank CEOs on Capitol Hill

Jim Cramer on What to Expect From the Fed Minutes and Bank CEOs on Capitol Hill

Here's what Jim Cramer's watching in the minutes from the Federal Reserve and CEO's from the major banks head to Capitol Hill.

Jim Cramer: What Dirty Lemon Tells Us About Market Tops and Millennials

Jim Cramer: What Dirty Lemon Tells Us About Market Tops and Millennials

The tech-based drinks outlet keeps a tight lid on wage pressures.

Jim Cramer: 10 Potential Tops for All You Top Callers

Jim Cramer: 10 Potential Tops for All You Top Callers

Here are a bunch reasons to sell -- even if I don't believe in most of them.

Jim Cramer Weighs In on the Big Bank CEOs Heading to Capitol Hill

Jim Cramer Weighs In on the Big Bank CEOs Heading to Capitol Hill

Jim Cramer thinks that the financial system is a lot safer than it used to be. Here's what he expects from the testimonies from the CEOs of Goldman Sachs, Citibank, JPMorgan and Morgan Stanley when they head to Capitol Hill Wednesday.