In America, it's possible for anyone to go from absolutely nothing to having all your dreams come true.
You can even go from living out of your car to hosting your own TV show.
That's something Cramer believes wholeheartedly. In fact, it's his personal storyand one which bears retelling in celebration of Mad Money's 2000th episode in which he was presented with a classic Ford Fairmont.
As faithful Mad Money fans may already know, there was a point earlier in Cramer's life when he was so down and out, he had no choice but to live out of his car, a Ford Fairmont.
At the time he was working in Southern California as a beat reporter for the now defunct LA Herald Examiner making less than $200 a week. His meager salary required sacrifices one of which was renting an apartment in a less than desirable neighborhood.
As is sometimes the case in tough neighborhoods, Cramer was the victim of robbery.