People

Jim Rogers

Jim Rogers

Formal First Name
James (Jim)
Nick Name
Greatest Commodities Trader of All Time
Dates
1942 - present
Location

Jim Rogers is a world-renowned author, financial commentator, international investor, and adventurer. At age 37, he decided to retire but he did not remain idle. He continued to manage his own portfolio. As a private investor, Rogers constantly analyzes the countries through which he traveled for investment ideas. Known as the Greatest Commodities Trader of All Time, he is frequently featured in global media outlets, including Time, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.

Professional Experience


Academic History

  • Rogers is a native of Demopolis, Alabama.
  • He had his first job at age five, picking up bottles at baseball games. 
  • He won a scholarship to Yale.
  • He began working on Wall Street after a stint in the army. 
  • He co-founded the Quantum Fund, a global investment partnership. 
  • In 1990-1992, he fulfilled his lifelong dream to travel over 100,000 miles across six continents, a feat that landed him in the Guinness Book of World Records.  
  • He is the moderator of The Dreyfus Roundtable on WCBS and The Profit Motive on FNN. 
  • He has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.