CNBC’s Jim Cramer speaker for investment talk

Staff Report

January 23, 2014

DOBSON — Jim Cramer, the host of CNBC’s “Mad Money w/Jim Cramer” and co-host of “Squawk on The Street,” is scheduled to participate in a broadcast event sponsored by the Surry Community College chapter of The National Society of Leadership and Success.

The event, entitled “Get Rich Carefully,” will be on Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. in the Shelton-Badgett North Carolina Center for Viticulture & Enology on the Dobson campus. It is free of charge and open to anyone in the community. The event will be streamed live online from New Jersey City University, Jersey City, N.J. All viewers are invited to submit questions via text, which will be answered live by Cramer during the broadcast.

In Cramer’s presentation, he is set to discuss how students with college debt can have a chance at financial success. Then, he will explain the value of the stock market and low-risk vs. high-risk investing. Last, Cramer will focus on how anyone can make money work for himself or herself. He is expected to draw upon his 35 years of experience as a Wall Street veteran as he gives financial advice to the audience.

Cramer is the author of several bestselling books, including “Confessions of a Street Addict,” “You Got Screwed,” “Jim Cramer’s Real Money,” “Jim Cramer’s Mad Money,” “Jim Cramer’s Stay Mad for Life,” and “Jim Cramer’s Getting Back to Even.” This month, he published “Jim Cramer’s Get Rich Carefully.”

Cramer graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, and earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School. He worked in sales and trading at Goldman Sachs before starting his own hedge fund, which is reported to produce an annualized return of 24 percent.

According to information supplied by Cramer, he retired from his fund in 2000 to use radio and television to help educate people about the financial markets. He is the founder of and chief markets columnist at TheStreet Inc., a multimedia financial news organization. Cramer also manages his charitable trust’s real-time portfolio product Action Alerts PLUS. Cramer’s charitable trust portfolio reports it has distributed more than $1.8 million to well-known charities since its inception.

Interested persons may contact Tony Searcy, SCC’s Director of Campus Life and Student Support, at (336) 386-3246 or For more information about the local chapter of the society.