Jim Cramer

Jim Cramer

Formal First Name
James (Jim)
Nick Name
1955 - present

Jim Cramer is one of America's most recognized investment experts and media personalities. He has an undeniable knack for finding bull markets, no matter where they are. A savvy investor and Wall Street veteran, Cramer is lauded for gracefully decoding the complex world of finance. Cramer is also a popular author, having written more than half a dozen bestselling books. An active philanthropist, Cramer’s Trust has given away more than $2.2 million to well-known charities.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • Cramer graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, where he was president of The Harvard Crimson. 
  • He helped Steve Brill launch American Lawyer magazine before attending Harvard Law School and earning a Law degree
  • Upon graduating and passing the New York State Bar Examination and being admitted to N.Y. State Bar, Cramer joined Goldman Sachs in sales and trading. 
  • He has written for Time magazine and New York magazine and has been featured on CBS's 60 Minutes, NBC's Nightly News with Brian Williams, Meet the Press, Today, The Tonight Show, Late Night, and MSNBC's Morning Joe.
  • Cramer is a former hedge fund manager of Cramer Berkowitz, where he compounded an outstanding return of 24% after all fees for 14 years.
  • He retired from his hedge fund in 2001, where he finished with one of the best records in the business, including having 36 percent-plus years in 2000.