James J. "Jim" Cramer (born February 10, 1955) is a hedge fund manager who somehow became a TV personality despite being neither particularly attractive, nor, it turns out, a particularly sage in his advice. He is also a dick.
Jim Cramer works in the field of televised wealth management consulting, also known as the "investortainment" industry. Currently, he hosts CNBC's "Mad Money," a show built around the assumption that you can make a boring subject interesting merely by screaming like a chimp on fire. Cramer is also co-founder of TheStreet.com, noted for its fast-paced, in-your-face financial reportage. Also for losing 88% of its own stock value in less than two years.
Most recently, Jim Cramer has garnered national headlines after a series of media pundits began criticizing him for amplifying bull and bear markets, inflaming economic overconfidence/consumer fears, and wearing a silly goatee.
In the nascent post-Bush/Cheney era, Jim Cramer has Jon Stewart and the entire Daily Show staff creaming its jeans over having found someone else to use as the butt of recurring jokes now that Bush/Cheney are out.