Jim Cramer Biography, Age, Height, Wife, CNBC, Net worth, Salary

Jim Cramer Biography

Jim Cramer (James Joseph Cramer) is an American well-known television personality and author. Additionally, he is the host of Mad Money on CNBC and an anchor on Squawk on the Street.

Jim Cramer Age|Birthday

Cramer is 67 years old as of 2022. Furthermore, he was born on 10 February 1955, in Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania, United States. Therefore, he celebrates her birthday on the 10th February every year.

Jim Cramer Height |weight

Cramer has an average height of 5 feet 5 inches (1.68 meters) tall. Besides, Cramer has a body weight of 80 kilograms.

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Jim Cramer Family

Cramer was born and raised in Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania (a suburb of Philadelphia), to Jewish parents. In addition, his mother Louise A. Cramer was born in 1928 and passed on in 1985, was an artist. Furthermore, his father, N. Ken Cramer was born in 1922 passed on in 2014. Besides, he owned International Packaging Products, a Philadelphia-based company that sold wrapping paper, bags, and boxes to retailers and restaurants.

Jim Cramer Wife

Cramer was married to Karen Backfisch, with whom he had two children from 1988 to 2009. Later, on April 18, 2015, he married Lisa Cadette Detwiler, who is a real-estate broker, and also a general manager of The Longshoreman, an Italian bistro/restaurant in the borough of Brooklyn in New York City.

Furthermore, in a 2013 interview on The Carlos Watson Show she stated that he dealt with mental health issues surrounding his anger and his workplace behavior, attributing the problem to his childhood experiences alongside his father.

In addition, he resides in Summit, New Jersey. Besides, he has a 65-acre estate in the New Jersey countryside and also a summer house in Quogue, New York, on Long Island. Later, in 2009, him and four other investors purchased the DeBary Inn in Summit, New Jersey. Furthermore, Cramer and his wife as well own Bar San Miguel, a restaurant and also a bar serving Mexican cuisine in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.

Moreover, he was one of about 200 candidates for the Time 100 in 2009. Additionally, he enjoys Philadelphia and has said the key to an economic resurgence of the city is a high-speed rail connection with New York City. However, he is a passionate Philadelphia Eagles fan and cried after the team became victorious in Super Bowl LII. Moreover, he has held season tickets for 20 years and has met former Eagles coach Doug Pederson several times.

COVID-19 Positive

In addition, in December 2021, he announced he tested positive for COVID-19 after attending an event that required PCR testing. Furthermore, he said his symptoms were mild due to having two injections of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and as well a Moderna booster. Moreover, his wife was sicker and she received the Johnson and Johnson initial dose and the Moderna booster.

Jim Cramer Career

Later, after college, he was an entry-level reporter, making $15,000 per year. Starting March 1, 1978, he served for the Tallahassee Democrat in Tallahassee, Florida, where he became one of the first people to cover the Ted Bundy murders since he lived only a few blocks away. Later-executive editor Richard Oppel added: “he was like a driving ram. Furthermore, he was great at getting the story.” Besides, he subsequently served for the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner writing obituaries. Throughout this time, his apartment was robbed and he lost everything, forcing him to live out of his car for 9 months. Additionally, he served for Governor of California Jerry Brown.

Cramer received a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School in 1984. Furthermore, he began investing in the stock market while he attended law school. Moreover, he made enough from trading to cover tuition. In addition, he started promoting his holdings by leaving stock picks on his answering machine. At Harvard, alumnus Michael Kinsley introduced him to The New Republic owner Martin Peretz, who as well contacted him to write a book review.


Furthermore, he was a frequent guest commentator on CNBC in the late 1990s. Besides, he co-hosted Kudlow and Cramer (first called America Now) with Larry Kudlow from 2002 to 2005. In addition, Mad Money with him first aired on CNBC in 2005. Additionally, the stated goal of the show is to provide people engaging in do-it-yourself investing with “the knowledge and the tools that will empower them to be a better investor”.

Jim Cramer Education

Cramer attended Springfield Township High School in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. In addition to his first jobs, starting sometime in 1971, he sold Coca-Cola and then ice cream at Veterans Stadium throughout Philadelphia Phillies games. Additionally, his first started studying stocks in the fourth grade and continued the habit through high school.

Cramer graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College holding a Bachelor of Arts in government in 1977. Besides, at Harvard, he became the president and editor-in-chief of The Harvard Crimson. Moreover, he was a National Merit Scholar.

Jim Cramer Net worth| Salary

Cramer has an estimated net worth of around $150 million. In addition, he earns an annual salary of $5 million.

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