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Jim’s Unlucky Number

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There are very few people on the planet more famous than CNBC’s Jim Cramer when it comes to financial media. He’s been around for decades (and, oddly, still looks exactly like he did thirty years ago), shouting out investment ideas and opinions to anyone who would listen. He is handsomely paid for this shouting, earning a healthy $5 million per year from his friends at CNBC.

I stumbled upon this item from late in 2020, in which he pulled together what he thought were the most powerful, profitable investment ideas for his viewers, and he dubbed them The Magnificent Seven (which, along with “The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly”, has got to be the most hackneyed, overused, tired, and lazy title to offer ANY particular subject). Here’s the handsome devil showing off his proud picks. (As an added humorous bonus, read the words at the bottom of the screen shot; I guess “ecosystem” is supposed to make him seem smart).