CNBC's 'Mad Money' Continues to Roll, Cramer Keeps It Real

Jim Cramer was briefly absent from his CNBC show 'Mad Money' in late January due to surgery. Has anything changed for the show or is it business as usual?

Kathryn Underwood - Author

Mar. 9 2021, Published 12:01 p.m. ET

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Jim Cramer is the longtime host of CNBC’s TV show and podcast Mad Money. He's also the owner of the investing education website At age 65, Cramer has a large net worth amassed through offering his investment opinions and expertise in the media. He's known for his sometimes controversial style and opinions.   

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Mad Money airs every weeknight at 6:00 p.m. ET on CNBC. However, the show took a brief break earlier in 2021, which made fans wonder what had happened to the show. Cramer tweeted on Jan. 29 that he was doing well following surgery to relieve pain from a pinched nerve. He continues to host Mad Money and TheStreet Live.

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Cramer tweeted after his surgery to reassure his fans.

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'Mad Money' host Jim Cramer tweeted an explanation

Cramer tweeted on Jan. 29 that he was “fine” and he emphasized his commitment to his fans. He said, "Second, if you think that's going to stop me from trying to help the regular guy from making money, you don't know me." 

Several days after that tweet, Cramer returned to the Twitter platform to express gratitude for the support and well-wishes he received from fans.  

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In his Mad Money Manifesto on CNBC, Cramer explains that his mission is to help everyday people to become better, more informed investors. “My job is not to tell you what to think, but to teach you how to think about the market like a pro.” 

Cramer is known for being very opinionated and he isn't afraid to express his opinions, no matter the consequences. He has also been accused of fraudulent behavior over the years. He even somewhat admitted in the past that he engaged in market manipulation. 

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Jim Cramer and TheStreet

Cramer is also the owner of the investment website, which he founded with Martin Peretz in 1996. Here, readers can find Cramer’s particular brand of investing advice along with stock market news and articles from other finance content contributors.  

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When Cramer was absent for several days late in January, there was speculation about his absence. One possibility was that the network didn’t want him helping average people with investing. Another was that he was working for hedge funds (a big accusation around the time of the GameStop frenzy). 

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Cramer took to TheStreet and Twitter to explain the situation. He joked in a video about the surgery. He said, “So much for the master of the universe.”

Cramer is also the author of several financial and investing books including Get Rich Carefully, Getting Back to Even, and Confessions of a Street Addict.  

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Jim Cramer and the COVID-19 vaccine

In mid-January, Cramer tweeted about getting vaccinated against COVID-19 and encouraged all those who are eligible to be vaccinated as well. At the time, he said that it was “one of the greatest things about turning 65.” Cramer received the Moderna vaccine.  

Naturally, some Twitter followers didn't appreciate Cramer sharing his view that COVID-19 vaccines are important to stopping the pandemic. 


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