Mr. Rogers co-founded the Quantum Fund, a global-investment partnership.
During the next 10 years, the portfolio gained 4,200%, while the S&P rose less than 50%. After retiring – at age 37, Mr. Rogers continued to manage his own portfolio and serve as a professor of finance at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business. Mr. Rogers also presciently saw the formation of the subprime mortgage crisis a year before it erupted.
Since retirement Jim Rogers embarked on a Millennium Adventure passing through 116 countries, and covering more than 245,000 kilometres, which he recounted in his book “Adventure Capitalist: The Ultimate Road Trip”.