Jim Cramer Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Moumita Dutta
Jan 31, 2024 By Moumita Dutta
Originally Published on Apr 23, 2022
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About Jim Cramer

Jim Cramer is a famous American TV personality who is the host of 'Mad money' telecasted on CNBC.
Cramer is also the show's anchor 'Squark On The Stree.'. Some of his previous projects include the TV show 'Kudlow & Cramer' where he was a host from 2002 to 2005, and he is one of the founding members of TheStreet.com, where he actively participated from 1996 to 2021.
Jim Cramer has tried his hands in the field of writing and has produced multiple famous books written on investment and money. Nowadays, he is the director of the CNBC Investment Club, which intends to guide investors to succeed in ensuring value investing in the stock market.

Jim Cramer Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Jim Cramer's net worth?

Without a doubt, it can be said that this man has a high net worth. As per sources, Jim Cramer's net worth is around $150 million. The multiple spheres of work that he has touched until now are responsible for the bulk of the net worth he has today.

How much does Jim Cramer earn per year?

This multitasker earns an estimated $5 million as his annual salary.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Jim Cramer?

Jim Cramer is a 5 ft 5 in (168 cm) tall personality.

How old is Jim Cramer?

Jim Cramer was born on February 10, 1955, so, in 2022, his age will be 67 years.

Childhood And Education

It was February 10, 1955, when father N. Ken Cramer and mother Louise A. Cramer welcomed Jim Cramer into the world. Cramer is from Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania, and his childhood and schooling was done there.
His mother was a professional artist, and his father was the owner of the company International Packaging Products, which was known for selling boxes, wrapping paper, and bags.
Jim Cramer's schooling was done at Springfield Township High School, situated in Montgomery Country, Pennsylvania. He holds his graduation degree from Harvard College. During his days at Harvard, he was appointed editor-in-chief and president of the Harvard Crimson.
In 1984 Cramer was pursuing a Juris Doctor's degree from Harvard Law School, and during his days at Harvard, he had already started dabbling in stocks. Through his study of stocks had begun much earlier, when he was only in the fourth standard, he continued nurturing this interest after Harvard.
During his stay at Harvard Law School, he worked as a researcher under Alan Dershowitz's campaign to absolve Claus von Bülow, an alleged murderer.
After he finished college, he started working as an entry-level reporter and was among those who had covered the Ted Bundy murderers.
He has also worked for Jerry Brown, the Governor of California as a reporter.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Jim Cramer's partner?

Jim Cramer's first wife, Karen Backfisch, is a journalist who became famous after marrying Jim Cramer. The couple dated for almost five years and married each other in 1988.
They first met in the 1980s when they worked for Michael Steinhardt's hedge fund. After their marriage, they worked together for Cramer and Company.
Together they have two children, Cece Kramer and Emma Kramer. Both the husband and wife divorced after 21 years of their marriage in 2009.
After getting divorced from his former wife, Jim Cramer married Lisa Cadette Detwiler. She is the general manager of the Longshoreman and a real-estate broker at Corcoran Group Real Estate.
They both married in 2015 in a very private ceremony.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Cramer started his journey of working with sales and trading by holding the hands of Goldman Sachs in 1984, where he became a stockbroker.
After Goldman Sachs, he aimed to start a hedge fund which he did and named Cramer and Co. In 2001 he decided to quit his position of appropriating hedge funds and handed it over to his partner Jeff Berkowitz.
Cramer's participation in multiple streams is a significance of his career. He started as a reporter and moved forward to stocks and related fields. His writing career also brought him a lot of fame, and TheStreet.com is also nothing less noteworthy.
In 1996 TheStreet.com was created, and the intention behind the creation was to spread financial literacy and ensure financial news was covered. TheStreet.com is also famous for its Action Alerts PLUS Portfolio, a subscription-based service that provides a stock recommendation portfolio.
When we are talking about Cramer's professional life, we cannon miss out on the mention of 'Mad Money.' 'Mad Money' was first telecasted in 2005 on CNBC, and the prior intention of the show was to give people knowledge about do-it-yourself investing.
He has been a favorite face of CNBC since the 1090s, and since then, he has made multiple appearances on CNBC as a guest commentator and permanent host. The permanent ones include 'Mad Money,' of course, and 'Kudlow & Cramer', where he co-hosted the show with Larry Kudlow.
Cramer's other media appearances include an hourly show on the radio called 'Jim' Cramer's Real Money,' '60 Minutes', 'Arrested Development' 'NCB Nightly News,' 'Late Night with Conan O'Brien,' 'The Tonight Show With David Letterman, 'Cheap Seats,' 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,' 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' and so on.
Now let us discuss the writer side of Jim Cramer. He has written books like 'Jim Cramer's Mad Money: Watch TV, Get Rich,' 'Confessions Of A Street Addict,' 'Jim Cramer's Real Money: Sane Investing In An Insane World,' 'Jim Cramer's Get Rich Carefully.'
A significantly lesser-known fact about him is that he has appeared in the celebrated feature film 'Wall Street Money Never Sleeps' released in 2010. Though it was a cameo appearance.

Charity Work

In 2013, Jim Cramer donated around $275.000 from his digital financial media company TheStreet's 2012's profit. Since the launch of this trust, it's notable that the company has donated more than $1.8 million.

What awards has Jim Cramer won?

Jim Cramer does not have any awards on his name, but as a stock market enthusiast, he had arranged the first Golden Bull awards on February 28, 2014. The award was for those companies that had performed well in the stock market.

Jim Cramer's Hobbies And Interests

People who follow Jim Cramer on Twitter know that he is an enthusiastic gardener.
He shares a special bond with his puppies.
Jim Cramer starts his day as earlier as 3:45 am and utilizes it by doing exercises.

Other Interesting Jim Cramer Facts And Trivia

Jim Cramer's success from the show 'Mad Money' has paved the way for multiple other famous investment shows. Also, he has appeared in shows like 'The Tonight Show,' 'The Daily Show' and 'Arrested Development,' which have nothing to do with financial analysis.
The net worth he possesses is not sourced from only one income stream. His success as a hedge fund manager dramatically contributes to his net worth.
His knowledge of hedge fund management has helped him diversify his strategies to increase his net worth from multiple streams.
As a writer also, his popularity is praiseworthy.
He has helped both new and old investors to become professionals.
When Carmer was working for the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner, his apartment was robbed, and he had lost all of his belongings. After this incident, he spent nine months in his car.
At the beginning of his career, Cramer has even sold Coca-cola and ice cream at stadiums to earn his daily wages.
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Jim Cramer Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

James J. Cramer

Date of Birth




Place of Birth

Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania



165 cm

Eye Color


Child Star?



TV host, investment advisor.


Springfield Township High School

Net Worth



Lisa Cadette Detwiler


Louise A. Cramer, N. Ken Cramer

Annual Earnings

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Written by Moumita Dutta

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

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Moumita DuttaBachelor of Arts specializing in Journalism and Mass Communication, Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Management

A content writer and editor with a passion for sports, Moumita has honed her skills in producing compelling match reports and stories about sporting heroes. She holds a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Calcutta University, alongside a postgraduate diploma in Sports Management.

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