Jim Rogers, a native of Demopolis, Alabama, is an author, financial commentator and successful international investor. He has been frequently featured in Time, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Barron's, Forbes, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, and most publications dealing with the economy or finance.
Background: After attending Yale and Oxford University, Jim Rogers co-founded the Quantum Fund with George Soros, a global-investment partnership. During the next 10 years, the portfolio gained 4200%, while the S&P 500 rose less than 50%. Rogers then decided to retire - at age 37. In 1998 Rogers founded the Rogers International Commodity Index (RICI), a composite, USD based, total return index.
Motorcycling: In 1990-1992, Jim Rogers fulfilled his lifelong dream: motorcycling 100,000 miles across six continents, a feat that landed him in the Guinness Book of World Records. As a private investor, he constantly analysed the countries through which he traveled for investment ideas. He chronicled his one-of-a-kind journey in Investment Biker: On the Road with Jim Rogers.
Millennium Adventure: Jim also embarked on a Millennium Adventure. He travelled for 1101 days on his round-the-world, Guinness World Record journey. Passing through 116 countries, he covered more than 245,000 kilometers, which he recounted in his book Adventure Capitalist: The Ultimate Road Trip. Other titles include Hot Commodities: How Anyone Can Invest Profitably in the World's Best Market and A Bull in China: Investing Profitably in the World's Greatest Market. His latest book A Gift to My Children: A Father's Lessons for Life and Investing was published in 2009.
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