Jim Cramer founded TheStreet in 1996 and remains an independent contributor through his Cramer Digital production company. He currently produces daily columns and videos for TheStreet in addition to co-hosting CNBC’s Squawk on The Street and his own show, Mad Money with Jim Cramer. Cramer also runs the Action Alerts PLUS charitable portfolio, details of which he shares with members of TheStreet's Action Alerts PLUS club for investors. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College and later returned and earned a J.D. from Harvard Law School after a career as a newspaper reporter. But instead of practicing law, Cramer worked at Goldman Sachs until leaving in 1987 to start his own hedge fund. He retired from active money management in 2000 to embrace media full time, and has authored seven books on investing.