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

REPLAY: Jim Cramer on Fed Rate Hikes, Oil Prices and Starbucks Worries

REPLAY: Jim Cramer on Fed Rate Hikes, Oil Prices and Starbucks Worries

TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer weighs in on Wednesday's trending stocks from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

Jim Cramer: It's All About Growth

Jim Cramer: It's All About Growth

The market wants one thing and one thing only.

Jim Cramer: With GE It's So Difficult to Believe We Are at the Bottom

Jim Cramer: With GE It's So Difficult to Believe We Are at the Bottom

I know there's plenty of irony to go around for this once great manufacturer to be replaced in the Dow by a drug store chain.

Jim Cramer: Oil Needs to Go Down to See Worldwide Growth Pick Up

Jim Cramer: Oil Needs to Go Down to See Worldwide Growth Pick Up

How can worldwide growth accelerate? Oil prices need to come down, according TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer.

Jim Cramer on Starbucks: There Are Multiple Problems Here

Jim Cramer on Starbucks: There Are Multiple Problems Here

TheStreet's founder and Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer said there is a lot not to like about Starbucks.