Jim Rogers
American writer
Jim Rogers
James Beeland Rogers, Jr. is an American investor and author. He is currently based in Singapore. Rogers is the Chairman of Rogers Holdings and Beeland Interests, Inc. He was the co-founder of the Quantum Fund with George Soros and creator of the Rogers International Commodities Index (RICI). Rogers is an outspoken proponent of the free market, but he does not consider himself a member of any school of thought.
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Trumponomics – What to expect for the global economy
Reuters.com - 3 months
Axel Threlfall talks to Jim Rogers, Hilary Kramer and Dr. Mukesh Aghi about how Donald Trump’s presidency will affect the global economy and India.
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Painting your front door a new color can be done in a day - and hello, curb appeal
LATimes - 5 months
Home improvement projects that can be done in a day offer a huge pop of instant gratification, and few provide a transformational wow factor and curb appeal like painting the front door a new color. “It’s like putting lipstick on the house,” said Jim Rogers, president of Valencia-based Modern Masters...
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Jim Rogers on Oil, Gold and Why China Is a Buy
Wall Street Journal - 6 months
The legendary investor is shorting U.S. stocks, buying the dollar and bullish on three frontier markets.
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Jim Rogers on Oil, Gold and Why China Is a Buy
Wall Street Journal - 6 months
Jim Rogers on Oil, Gold and Why China Is a Buy The legendary investor is shorting U.S. stocks, buying the dollar and bullish on three frontier markets. Jim Rogers on Oil, Gold and Why China Is a Buy Q&AJim Rogers on Oil, Gold and Why China Is a Buy The legendary investor is shorting U.S. stocks, buying the dollar and bullish on three frontier markets.
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Bringing clean energy to the developing world
CNN - about 1 year
CNN's Maggie Lake speaks with former Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers about his plans to bring clean energy to the developing world.
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Jim Rogers: His Outlook for Stocks, Commodities
Wall Street Journal - over 1 year
The legendary investor thinks a global bear market is coming. While he waits, here’s what he’s buying.
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Jim Rogers: His Outlook For Stocks, Commodities
Wall Street Journal - over 1 year
The legendary investor thinks a global bear market is coming. While he waits, here’s what he’s buying.
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Jim Rogers: His Outlook For Stocks, Commodities
Wall Street Journal - over 1 year
The legendary investor thinks a global bear market is coming. While he waits, here’s what he’s buying.
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Jim Rogers: His Outlook For Stocks, Commodities
Wall Street Journal - over 1 year
The legendary investor thinks a global bear market is coming. While he waits, here’s what he’s buying.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jim Rogers
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2015
    Age 72
    In September 2015, he left Indian market saying it is impossible to invest on hope.
    More Details Hide Details In 2002, Rogers said that Fed chairman Alan Greenspan's "reaction to the stock-market bubble has caused two more bubbles to grow: a real-estate bubble and a consumer-debt bubble." In 2006, Rogers said he was shorting US financials, home builders and Fannie Mae. On November 4, 2010, speaking at Balliol College, Oxford, Rogers urged students to scrap career plans for Wall Street or the City, London's financial district, and to study agriculture and mining instead. “The power is shifting again from the financial centers to the producers of real goods. The place to be is in commodities, raw materials, natural resources."
  • 2013
    Age 70
    In February 2013 Rogers joined the Board of Advisors of the Coalition to Reduce Spending.
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  • 2012
    Age 69
    In an October 2012 interview, he further clarified his views, stating "the 21st century will be the century of China.
    More Details Hide Details First of all, the largest creditor nations in the world are all in Asia now. The largest debtors are the US and Europe. Most of the assets are in Asia."
    In September 2012 Rogers was appointed by VTB Capital as an advisor to the agricultural division of its global private equity unit.
    More Details Hide Details Rogers noted: “Russia and the CIS region have all the ingredients needed to become the world’s agriculture powerhouse. It seems that everything may now be coming together under VTB Capital to make this happen, so I am keen to participate, if the fund gets off the ground.”
    In May 2012 he remarked during an interview with Forbes magazine that "there's going to be a huge shift in American society, American culture, in the places where one is going to get rich.
    More Details Hide Details The stock brokers are going to be driving taxis. The smart ones will learn to drive tractors so they can work for the smart farmers. The farmers are going to be driving Lamborghinis. I’m telling you. You should start Forbes Farming."
  • 2011
    Age 68
    In February 2011 Rogers announced that he has started a new index fund which focuses on "the top companies in agriculture, mining, metals and energy sectors as well as those in the alternative energy space including solar, wind and hydro."
    More Details Hide Details The index is called The Rogers Global Resources Equity Index and according to Rogers, only the best and most liquid companies go into the index.
  • 2009
    Age 66
    His book, A Gift To My Children, contains lessons in life for his daughters as well as investment advice and was published in 2009.
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  • 2008
    Age 65
    In 2008 Rogers endorsed Ron Paul, a Republican congressman, for President of the United States.
    More Details Hide Details Rogers has two daughters with Paige Parker. Hilton Augusta (nicknamed Happy) was born in 2003, and their second daughter Beeland Anderson in 2008.
    In a CNBC interview with Maria Bartiromo broadcast on May 5, 2008, Rogers said that people in China are extremely motivated and driven, and he wants to be in that type of environment, so his daughters are motivated and driven.
    More Details Hide Details He also stated that this is how America and Europe used to be. He chose not to move to Chinese cities like Hong Kong or Shanghai due to the high levels of pollution causing potential health problems for his family; hence, he chose Singapore. However, he is not fully bullish on all Asian nations, as he remains skeptical of India's future – "India as we know it will not survive another 30 or 40 years".
  • 2007
    Age 64
    He is quoted as saying: "If you were smart in 1807 you moved to London, if you were smart in 1907 you moved to New York City, and if you are smart in 2007 you move to Asia."
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    In December 2007, Rogers sold his mansion in New York City for about 16 million USD and moved to Singapore.
    More Details Hide Details Rogers claimed that he moved because now is a ground-breaking time for investment potential in Asian markets. Rogers's daughters speak fluent Mandarin to prepare them for the future.
  • 2005
    Age 62
    In 2005, Rogers wrote Hot Commodities: How Anyone Can Invest Profitably in the World's Best Market.
    More Details Hide Details In this book, Rogers quotes a Financial Analysts Journal academic paper co-authored by Yale School of Management professor, Geert Rouwenhorst, entitled Facts and Fantasies about Commodity Futures. Rogers contends this paper shows that commodities investment is one of the best investments over time, which is a concept somewhat at odds with conventional investment thinking.
  • FIFTIES
  • 2002
    Age 59
    On his return in 2002, Rogers became a regular guest on Fox News' Cavuto on Business and other financial TV shows.
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  • 1999
    Age 56
    Between January 1, 1999, and January 5, 2002, Rogers did another Guinness World Record journey through 116 countries, covering 245,000 kilometers with his wife, Paige Parker, in a custom-made Mercedes.
    More Details Hide Details The trip began in Iceland, which was about to celebrate the 1000th anniversary of Leif Eriksson's first trip to America. On January 5, 2002, they were back in New York City and their home on Riverside Drive. His route around the world can be viewed on his website, jimrogers.com. He wrote Adventure Capitalist following this around-the-world adventure. It is currently one of his bestselling books.
  • 1998
    Age 55
    In 1998, Rogers founded the Rogers International Commodity Index. In 2007, the index and its three sub-indices were linked to exchange-traded notes under the banner ELEMENTS.
    More Details Hide Details The notes track the total return of the indices as an accessible way to invest in the index. Rogers is an outspoken advocate of agriculture investments.
  • FORTIES
  • 1990
    Age 47
    From 1990 to 1992, he traveled through China again, as well as around the world, on motorcycle, over 100,000 miles (160,000 km) across six continents, which was picked up in the Guinness Book of World Records.
    More Details Hide Details He tells of his adventures and worldwide investments in Investment Biker, a bestselling book.
  • 1989
    Age 46
    In 1989 and 1990, Rogers was the moderator of WCBS' The Dreyfus Roundtable and FNN's The Profit Motive with Jim Rogers.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1980
    Age 37
    In 1980, Rogers decided to "retire", and spent some of his time traveling on a motorcycle around the world.
    More Details Hide Details Since then, he has been a guest professor of finance at the Columbia Business School.
  • 1974
    Age 31
    In 1974, he married Jennifer Skolnick; they divorced in 1977.
    More Details Hide Details His third wife is Paige Parker; they have two daughters.
  • 1973
    Age 30
    In 1973, Soros and Rogers both left and founded the Quantum Fund.
    More Details Hide Details From 1970 to 1980, the portfolio gained 4200% while the S&P advanced about 47%. The Quantum Fund was one of the first truly international funds.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1970
    Age 27
    In 1970, Rogers joined investment bank Arnhold and S. Bleichroder, where he worked with George Soros.
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  • 1966
    Age 23
    Rogers has been married three times. In 1966, he married his first wife, Lois Biener; they divorced in 1969.
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    From 1966 to 1968, Rogers served as a draftee in the US Army for military service during the Vietnam War.
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    He was the coxswain in 1966 for Oxford's victory in The Boat Race.
    More Details Hide Details In 1964, Rogers joined Dominick & Dominick LLC on Wall Street, where he first learned about stocks and bonds.
    In 1966, Rogers then acquired a second BA degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford, as a member of Balliol College.
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  • 1964
    Age 21
    In 1964, Rogers graduated with a bachelor's degree in History from Yale University.
    More Details Hide Details He got his first job on Wall Street, at Dominick & Dominick.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1942
    Born
    Born on October 19, 1942.
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