Jim Cramer

Jim Cramer graduated magna cum laude from Harvard where he was president, or editor in chief, of the prestigious daily, The Harvard Crimson. After graduation, he became a reporter for the Tallahassee Democrat and the Los Angeles Herald Examiner covering everything from homicide to sporting events.


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Jim Cramer graduated magna cum laude from Harvard where he was president, or editor in chief, of the prestigious daily, The Harvard Crimson. After graduation, he became a reporter for the Tallahassee Democrat and the Los Angeles Herald Examiner covering everything from homicide to sporting events.

He then helped Steve Brill launch American Lawyer magazine before returning to Harvard to receive a Law Degree. Upon graduating and passing the New York State Bar, Cramer joined sales and trading at Goldman Sachs where he worked for former Treasury Secretary Bob Rubin. All during his stay at Goldman, he wrote for The New Republic about stock market issues.

In 1987 he left Goldman Sachs to start his own hedge fund. He distinguished himself his first year running money on his own by being in cash for the great 1987 Crash. It was the beginning of a shrewd career on Wall Street where he compounded 24% after all fees for the next 15 years.

At the same time he helped launch SmartMoney magazine and became its first "Unconventional Wisdom" columnist. Subsequently he joined New York magazine as "BottomLine" columnist.

Not satisfied with full-time money management and part-time magazine writing, he co-founded TheStreet.com, a daily financial news commentary and information site, where he pens his popular "Wrong" column many times a day.

When 2001 began he retired from his hedge fund, where he finished with one of the best records in business, including a plus 36% year in 2000, when many other managers lost billions of dollars for their clients.

He now appears regularly on CNBC's Squawk Box and is the co-host of America Now. He also writes his column from TheStreet.com and heads up the first financial radio show to give the insider scoop on Wall Street.

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