Jim Rogers is an American hedge fund manager and writer.
Jim Rogers grew up in Demopolis, Alabama. After attending college in Alabama, he studied history, philosophy and economics at Yale University and Oxford University. In 1966 he took part in the Boat Race. Rogers worked for several international corporations on Wall Street. After returning from Oxford, he joined the army. He then returned to Dominick and Dominick on Wall Street, where he had already worked once after college. He finally got to know George Soros at Arnhold & S. Bleichroeder and founded the hedge fund Quantum Funds with him in 1970.
In 1980, Rogers retired from managing the fund. Then he became a guestprofessor at Columbia University, circumnavigated the world twice and wrote books. In 1998 he launched the Rogers International Commodity Index (RICI). When weighting the index members, the commodity prices are taken into account in people's everyday lives. Rogers is married and has two daughters.