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
The fear will subside around health care stocks, and here is why.
The rest of the automakers just don't get it -- the sharing economy is a revolution.
Analyzing this year's stock draft contest and individual stock-picking vs. indexing.
It is a blueprint for retail success, thanks to CEO Brian Niccol.
The rest? They get the droppings.
First-quarter expectations were set when the market still felt the world was going to come to an end.
Days like this are reminders of how important short-selling can be to an up market.
Cull ETFs and split shares to make stocks more attractive.
These stocks are too hot. There's just not enough money chasing hotness.
This health care selloff shows the value of diversification to protect our portfolios -- and to go on the offensive and find bargains.