Mr. Rogers is a bestselling author, financial commentator and successful international investor. Rogers was a co-founder of the Quantum Fund and is the creator of the Rogers International Commodities Index (RICI).
In 1970, Jim Rogers and George Soros founded the Quantum Fund, possibly the most famous and successful fund of its type, and one that made both of them high-profile public figures. Rogers often makes media and television appearances, focusing on the free-market principles he believes in and investments, especially in commodities, that he espouses.
Originally from Demopolis, Alabama, Mr. Rogers now lives in Singapore. Entrepreneurial from a young age, his first business venture, at age five, involved selling peanuts. Rogers attended Yale University where he received a degree in philosophy and Oxford University where he focused on economics. When asked to define his over-arching world perspective, Rogers says he is not part of any specific school of thought but would be most accurately described as having Austrian economic views.