Jim 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 JD 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 in 1996 founded TheStreet.com, where he serves on the board and has been a columnist and contributor ever since. Read More >
In 2000, Cramer retired from active money management to embrace media full time, including radio and television. Currently, Cramer is a markets commentator for CNBC and TheStreet.com. In addition to his daily writing for TheStreet.com’s RealMoney and Action Alerts PLUS, as well as his participation in various video segments on TheStreet.com TV, he serves as host of CNBC’s Mad Money television program.
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, and the recently published Jim Cramer’s Getting Back to Even. He has been featured on 60 Minutes, Nightly News with Brian Williams, Meet the Press, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, NBC’s Today with Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira, and MSNBC’s Morning Joe. Read Less ^