Jim Rogers

Jim Rogers

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

Jim Rogers is a world-renowned author, financial commentator, and international investor, widely known as the "Greatest Commodities Trader of All Time." He co-founded the Quantum Fund, a global investment partnership. During the next 10 years, the portfolio gained 4200%, while the S&P rose less than 50%. He also co-founded Soros Fund Management and created the Rogers International Commodities Index. Throughout his career, Rogers has written extensively on finance and investing. He has spent decades sharing his insights and knowledge of the markets with investors around the world. After retiring from the hedge fund industry, Rogers spent the next several years traveling the world. It was during this time that he began to see the potential of emerging markets, particularly in Asia. Today, Rogers' writings continue to inspire and educate investors around the globe.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • At age 37, Rogers decided to retire but he did not remain idle. He continued to manage his own portfolio.

  • As a private investor, Rogers constantly analyzed the countries through which he traveled for investment ideas.


  • In 1990-1992, he fulfilled his lifelong dream to travel over 100,000 miles across 6 continents, a feat that landed him in the Guinness Book of World Records.

  • He chronicled his one-of-a-kind journey in Investment Biker: On the Road with Jim Rogers. He also embarked on a Millennium Adventure in 1999.

  • He traveled for 3 years on his round-the-world, Guinness World Record journey. It was his 3rd Guinness Record.


  • Rogers has contributed frequently to publications such as The Washington Post, The New York Times, Forbes, Fortune, and The Wall Street Journal.

  • He is frequently featured in global media outlets, including Time, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.

  • He was the moderator of The Dreyfus Roundtable on WCBS and The Profit Motive on FNN.

  • He has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.