Jim Cramer

'Squawk on the Street' Host

"Everyone should own an index fund first, and only after you think you have built it up considerably, THEN can you buy individual stocks."


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Jim Cramer got his bachelor’s degree at Harvard, where he majored in government. He then graduated from Harvard Law School in 1984 but ended up in a finance career after investing in the stock market and promoting his stock picks while at law school.

He started his own hedge fund company, Cramer & Co., in 1987 after working for Goldman Sachs. He eventually retired from the company in 2001.

Cramer made his way to TV in 2005 when he became the host of CNBC’s “Mad Money.” He also runs the CNBC “Investing Club.”

He has also written several books: “Stay Mad for Life,” “Confessions of a Street Addict,” “You Got Screwed,” “Real Money” and “Mad Money.”

Why He’s a Top Money Expert:

When Jim Cramer was running his hedge fund from 1987 to 2000, he had only one year of negative returns. He was posting an overall annual average return of 24%. He now aims to be a personal guide through Wall Street investing to help others succeed.

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