‘Mad Money’ Cramer comes to Darden
In just over a week, the noise level in the normally serene confines of UVA's Darden School of Business will rachet up a decibel or ten when CNBC's catchphrase-coining, prop-loving, chair-throwing stock analyst, Jim Cramer, comes to Charlottesville for a broadcast of his hit show, Mad Money, the latest stop on his "Back to School" tour. The bulls-and-bears-fest happens at the Abbott Center Auditorium on February 7.
Known for his hyper-animated persona and trademark quips like "booyah!" and "Other people want to make you friends, I just want to make you money!" Cramer is a former hedge fund manager who turned the TV financial news format on its head with his manic persona. Since its debut in March 2005, Mad Money has become a cult favorite well beyond Wall Street.
Unfortunately for amateur stock speculators, fans who want to catch Cramer have to be either a professional or a professional-in-training. The show is open only to Darden students, alumni, and "friends." Students can sign up for tickets next to the mailboxes in the South Lounge tomorrow from 11am to 2pm.