James J. Cramer

Director, Founder and Markets Commentator

Mr. Cramer founded TheStreet, Inc. with Dr. Martin Peretz in 1996. He is currently a Director and Markets Commentator.

Mr. Cramer graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, where he was President of The Harvard Crimson. He then 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, Mr. 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, he helped start Smart Money for Dow Jones and then in 1996, co-founded TheStreet. In 2000, he retired from active money management to embrace media full-time, including radio and television. Currently, Mr. Cramer is a markets commentator for CNBC and TheStreet. In addition to his daily writing for TheStreet's RealMoney and Action Alerts PLUS, as well as his participation in various video segments on TheStreet TV, Mr. Cramer serves as host of CNBC's Mad Money television program.

Mr. Cramer is the author of "Getting Back to Even," "Confessions of a Street Addict," "You Got Screwed," "Jim Cramer's Real Money," and "Jim Cramer's Mad Money" and is a frequent contributor to New York magazine. He has been featured on 60 Minutes, Nightly News with Brian Williams, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and Today with Katie Couric and Matt Lauer.