Name: James Beeland Rogers, Jr.
Born: October 19, 1942
Occupation: Investor, author and commentator
Jim Rogers was born in Baltimore, Maryland on October 19, 1942. He is the son of James Beeland Rogers, a plant manager at a chemical factory. He has one sibling: Broughton.
Upon graduation from an Alabama high school, Jim attended Yale University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in history in 1964. Two years later, he garnered his second bachelor’s degree in philosophy, politics and economics from the University of Oxford.
He has been married three times in his life: Louis Biener, Jennifer Skolnick and Paige Parker. He has two children: Hilton Augusta Parker Rogers and Beeland Anderson Parker Rogers. His family currently resides in Singapore.
Jim started his business career when he was just five years old. He formed two businesses as a kid: selling peanuts and picking up empty bottles outside of sports stadiums. In 1964, Jim got his first job by joining Dominick & Dominick LLC on Wall Street, working with bonds and stocks. Six years later, Jim was hired by Arnhold and S. Bleichroder, an investment bank, where he worked closely with George Soros.
In 1973, Jim co-founded the Quantum Fund, an international fund that maintained a portfolio with gains of 4,200 percent between 1973 and 1980. Soon after making a fortune, Jim would serve as a guest professor of finance at the Columbia Business School as well as a moderator of WCBS‘ “The Dreyfus Roundtable” and FNN‘s “The Profit Motive with Jim Rogers.”
After taking a break from traveling around the world on a motorcycle for several years, he founded the Rogers International Commodity Index in 1998. He also joined the Board of Advisors for the Coalition of Reduced Spending and was appointed by VTB Capital to serve as an advisor to its agricultural division.
Since 2002, Jim has been a regular guest on a wide array of television networks, including CNBC, BNN and Bloomberg. He has also spoken with numerous media outlets, both print and digital, to provide his insight into the global financial markets. He has published eight books, including “Hot Commodities,” “A Bull in China,” “Street Smart Adventures” and “Gift to My Children.”
When it comes to politics, Jim endorsed former Texas Republican Congressman Ron Paul for United States President in 2008. Aside from Dr. Paul, Jim has been rather skeptical of all politicians (Republican and Democrat) and governments worldwide.
In 2007, Jim sold his mansion and moved to Singapore with his family.
We estimate that Jim Rogers’s net worth is $300 million (2017).
So how much is $300 million really?
Since Jim Rogers is bullish on agriculture and commodities, $300 million can buy you a gigantic farm to harvest crops. $300 million can also purchase an enormous stake in the Rogers International Commodity Index.