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: New Wells Fargo CEO Was an 'Unbelievable Choice'

Jim Cramer: New Wells Fargo CEO Was an 'Unbelievable Choice'

Jim Cramer thinks that Wells Fargo made a solid choice when it poached Charles Scharf.

The IPO That Never Was: Jim Cramer on Why Endeavor Didn't Go Public

The IPO That Never Was: Jim Cramer on Why Endeavor Didn't Go Public

Jim Cramer weighs in on why Endeavor pulled its debut on the public markets.

Jim Cramer: How Tepid Investors Should Approach the Market

Jim Cramer: How Tepid Investors Should Approach the Market

Worried about the markets? Here's Jim Cramer's advice.

Jim Cramer: These IPOs Are Making Me Sick

Jim Cramer: These IPOs Are Making Me Sick

You can't be in the money-losers even if they have the potential for high growth.

Jim Cramer Breaks Down Endeavor's Non-IPO, Market Psychology and Wells Fargo

Jim Cramer Breaks Down Endeavor's Non-IPO, Market Psychology and Wells Fargo

Jim Cramer weighs in on Well Fargo's CEO, his Real Money column on market psychology and Endeavor.

Jim Cramer: Looking for an Edge? Here Are 3 Stock Ideas

Jim Cramer: Looking for an Edge? Here Are 3 Stock Ideas

Let's consider the case of what would be the best odds on favorites to start a new position in the Dow Jones average.

Jim Cramer Reveals the One Thing He Doesn't Want to See in an Earnings Report

Jim Cramer Reveals the One Thing He Doesn't Want to See in an Earnings Report

Jim Cramer is sick of earnings reports that mention China.

Jim Cramer: Welcome to a Market Filled With Fear

Jim Cramer: Welcome to a Market Filled With Fear

The impact of Elizabeth Warren is pretty much everywhere Thursday.

Jim Cramer Reveals Which Growth Stocks to Watch Now

Jim Cramer Reveals Which Growth Stocks to Watch Now

Jim Cramer explains which type of growth companies investors should look at.

Jim Cramer: Why the Current Market Environment Is Bad for Peloton

Jim Cramer: Why the Current Market Environment Is Bad for Peloton

Jim Cramer explains why the market may not be kind to Peloton's IPO.