Jim Cramer Bio, Age, Height, Wife, Kids, CNBC, Salary, Net Worth and Books

Jim Cramer Bio, Age, Height, Wife, Kids, CNBC, Salary, Net Worth and Books

Jim Cramer
Jim Cramer

Jim Cramer Biography

Jim Cramer is a notable American television personality and host working on CNBC as the host of Mad Money. She also Co-Anchor CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” (M-F, 9 AM-11 AM ET). Cramer is a co-founder of TheStreet.com, an author, and a former hedge fund manager.

Jim 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. He 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 went to Springfield Township High School in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Cramer first started studying stocks in the fourth grade and continued the habit through high school.

Cramer then joined 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 college Cramer began her career as a reporter for the Tallahassee Democrat and later for the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner, where he covered stories ranging from homicides to sporting events.

Cramer is a former hedge fund manager and founder/owner and senior partner of Cramer Berkowitz. His compounded rate of return was 24 percent after all fees for 14 years at Cramer Berkowitz. Cramer retired from his hedge fund in 2001, where he finished with one of the best records in the business, including having 36 percent-plus year in 2000.

Before attending Harvard Law School and earning a law degree, Cramer helped Steve Brill launch American Lawyer magazine. Following his graduation and passing the New York State Bar Examination, admitted to the 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.

Jim published the book, “Jim Cramer’s Get Rich Carefully,”  in December 2013, 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 Age

Cramer was born as James J. Cramer on February 10, 1955, in Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania, United States. He is 66 years old as of 2021.

Jim Cramer Height and Weight

Cramer stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches (168 cm) and weighs about 80 kg.

Jim Cramer Parents

Born to Jewish parents, Cramer 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 a married man to his wife Lisa Cadette Detwiler. The couple did tied the knot on April 18, 2015 in Brooklyn, New York. Lisa Cadette Detwiler 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, Jim was married to Karen Backfisch from 1988 to 2009. The then couple had 2 children Cece Cramer and Emma Cramer.

Jim Cramer Net Worth

Cramer has an estimated net worth of $150 million which he has earned through his career as a television personality and author.

Jim Cramer Salary

Cramer receives an annual salary of $5 million working for CNBC.

Jim Cramer House

Cramer and his family reside in Summit, New Jersey. In addition he has a 65-acre estate in the New Jersey countryside and a summer house in Quogue, New York, on Long Island.


  • 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
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