Jim Cramer Biography
Jim Cramer is an American television personality currently working as the host of Mad Money on CNBC and Co-Anchor CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” (M-F, 9 AM-11 AM ET). He is a co-founder of TheStreet.com, an author, and a former hedge fund manager.
Cramer is the host of CNBC’s “Mad Money,” (M-F, 6 PM ET) featuring lively guest interviews, viewer calls, and most significant, the unmatched, fiery opinions of Cramer himself. Cramer serves as the viewer’s personal guide through the confusing jungle of Wall Street investing—navigating through both opportunities and pitfalls with one goal in mind—to help them make money.
Jim Cramer Education
Cramer attended Springfield Township High School in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He first started studying stocks in the fourth grade and continued the habit through high school.
Cramer then went to Harvard College where he graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in government in 1977. While at Harvard, he was the President and Editor-in-Chief of The Harvard Crimson.
Jim Cramer Career
After graduating, Cramer became a reporter for the Tallahassee Democrat and later for the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner, where he covered stories ranging from homicides to sporting events.
He is a former hedge fund manager and founder/owner and senior partner of Cramer Berkowitz. Cramer’s compounded rate of return was 24 percent after all fees for 14 years at Cramer Berkowitz. In 2001, he retired from his hedge fund, where he finished with one of the best records in the business, including having 36 percent-plus years in 2000.
Prior to attending Harvard Law School and earning a law degree, Cramer helped Steve Brill launch American Lawyer magazine. Upon graduating and passing the New York State Bar Examination and being admitted to N.Y. State Bar, Jim Cramer joined Goldman Sachs in sales and trading. While there, he wrote for The New Republic about stock market issues.
In December 2013, Cramer published the book, “Jim Cramer’s Get Rich Carefully,” in which he creates a guide to high-yield, low-risk investing. Additionally, he is the author of “Jim Cramer’s Getting Back to Even,” “Mad Money: Watch TV, Get Rich,” “Stay Mad for Life: Get Rich, Stay Rich,” “Jim Cramer’s RealMoney” and “Confessions of a Street Addict.”
Jim Cramer CNBC
Cramer works at CNBC where he works alongside other famous CNBC anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;
- Trish Rega
- Carmen Rita Wong
- Darren Rovell
- Dee Dee Myers
- Cory Johnson
- Kathleen Hays
- Alina Cho
- Kate Bohner
- Bob Sellers
- Melissa Lee
- Seema Mody
- Carl Quintanilla
- Ted David
- Shepard Smith
- Sara Eisen
- Contessa Brewer
- Morgan Brennan
- Kate Rogers
Jim Cramer Age
Cramer is 66 years old as of 2021. He was born James J. Cramer on February 10, 1955, in Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania, United States. He celebrates his birthday on the 10th of February every year.
Jim Cramer Height
Cramer stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches (167 cm) tall and weighs about 80 kg.
Jim Cramer Family
Cramer was born to Jewish parents. He is the son of Louise A. Cramer and N. Ken Cramer. His mother was an artist while his father owned International Packaging Products, a Philadelphia-based company that sold wrapping paper, boxes, and bags to retailers and restaurants.
Jim Cramer Wife
Cramer is married to Lisa Cadette Detwiler since April 18, 2015. The couple did their wedding in Brooklyn, New York. Lisa is a Real Estate Broker and general manager of The Longshoreman, an Italian bistro/restaurant in the borough of Brooklyn in New York City. Cramer and his wife also own Bar San Miguel, a restaurant and bar serving Mexican cuisine in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.
Previously, Cramer was married to Karen Backfisch from 1988 to 2009. The two had 2 children, Cece Cramer and Emma Cramer.
Jim Cramer Net Worth
Cramer has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through being a journalist.
Jim Cramer Salary
Cramer earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.
Jim Cramer House
Cramer lives in Summit, New Jersey with his family. Additionally, he has a 65-acre estate in the New Jersey countryside and a summer house in Quogue, New York, on Long Island.
Jim Cramer Books
- 2013 – Jim Cramer’s Get Rich Carefully
- 2002 – Confessions of a Street Addict
- 2005 – Jim Cramer’s Real Money: Sane Investing in an Insane World
- 2007 – Jim Cramer’s Stay Mad for Life: Get Rich, Stay Rich (Make Your Kids Even Richer)
- 2006 – Jim Cramer’s Mad Money: Watch TV, Get Rich
- 2009 – Jim Cramer’s Getting Back to Even
The table below answers some of the frequently asked questions about Cramer.
Who is Jim Cramer?
He is an American television personality
How old is Jim Cramer?
66 years old as of 2021
How tall is Jim Cramer?
5 feet 6 inches (167 cm)
Who is Jim Cramer married to?
Lisa Cadette Detwiler
How much money does Jim Cramer earn?
$40,000 – $ 110,500
How much is Jim Cramer worth?
$1 Million – $5 Million
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