Jim Cramer

Contributor

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

A Peek at Jim Cramer's Portfolio

A Peek at Jim Cramer's Portfolio

From "Getting Back to Even," Jim Cramer's latest bestseller, here is Cramer's diversified dividend portfolio.

The Mortgage Modification Calculator is Here!

Could President Obama's housing plan lower your mortgage payments? Use our simple calculator to find out!

Cramer: Bank Failed? Don’t Get Mad, Get Smart

Cramer: Bank Failed? Don’t Get Mad, Get Smart

Your bank likely won't fail. But just in case, here's what to do if it does.

Cramer: All Student Loans Could Lead to D.C.

Cramer: All Student Loans Could Lead to D.C.

Federal student loans may change under Obama's proposed budget, bypassing lenders like Sallie Mae and loaning directly to students.

Cramer Takes on the White House, Frank Rich and Jon Stewart

Cramer Takes on the White House, Frank Rich and Jon Stewart

It's time to have a non-ideological debate about how to prevent the collapse of the economy.

Cramer: Market Matching Annuities Too Risky

Cramer: Market Matching Annuities Too Risky

Who's the big risk now? Shenandoah saga triggers big questions from annuity consumers.

Cramer: My Response To The White House

Cramer: My Response To The White House

"Call me a general of an army that Obama may not even know exists."

Cramer: Tough Love for Insurance Companies

Cramer: Tough Love for Insurance Companies

Life insurance companies take a big hit from Standard & Poor's rating system.

Cramer: Silver: A Fresh Look at a Shining Commodity

Cramer: Silver: A Fresh Look at a Shining Commodity

Sure, gold gets all the hype, but silver is the real performer in this hot commodities market.

Cramer: Heavy Metal Pt. II: Investing in Gold

Cramer: Heavy Metal Pt. II: Investing in Gold

Gold prices are flying high, so here's what you need to know to get into the game.