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Adventure Capitalist

The Ultimate Road Trip

Wiley, J,
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A gripping tale of adventure, danger and humor, peppered withinvestment tips from a Wall Street legend
The best-selling author of Investment Biker takes afascinating journey through the world's economic situation in aconvertible yellow Mercedes. This is the motivating story ofentrepreneur Jim Rogers, dubbed "the Indiana Jones of finance" byTime magazine, who made his fortune playing the stock market andthen embarked on his lifelong dream adventure.
Together with his fiancee, Paige Parker, he set out on athree-year drive around the world that would ultimately set theGuinness world record for the longest continuous car journey. Theirtrip winds its way through 116 countries - through blizzards,deserts, epidemics and war zones - to discover failing economiesand the new boom countries not from dry and potentially flawedstatistics, but by experiencing life itself. This is a grippingtale of travel and adventure; along the way they encounter danger,love and farce. It is also a highly readable account of worldeconomies: you won't find a more enjoyable way to be introduced tothe investment potential of Bolivia, or the cultural changes afootin North Korea. Finally it is also an inward journey in whichRogers moves from the restless traveler to husband and father,hoping one day to introduce his daughter to his own passion fortravel.
JIM ROGERS entered the investment business in 1968 with $600dollars in his pocket. By 1980, at 37 years of age, he had leftWall Street with enough money to satisfy a lifelong appetite foradventure.

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Titel: Adventure Capitalist
Autoren/Herausgeber: Jim Rogers
Ausgabe: 1. Auflage

ISBN/EAN: 9781119048824

Seitenzahl: 368
Produktform: E-Book
Sprache: Englisch

Born in 1942, Jim Rogers had his first job at age five,picking up bottles at baseball games. Winning a scholarship toYale, Rogers was coxswain on the crew. Upon graduation, he attendedBalliol College at Oxford. After a stint in the army, he began workon Wall Street. He cofounded the Quantum Fund, a global-investmentpartnership. During the next ten years, the portfolio gained morethan 4,000 percent, while the S&P rose less than 50 percent.Rogers then decided to retire - at age thirty-seven - but he didnot remain idle.
Continuing to manage his own portfolio, Rogers served as aprofessor of finance at the Columbia University Graduate School ofBusiness and as moderator of The Dreyfus Roundtable on WCBS and TheProfit Motive on FNN. At the same time, he laid the groundwork forhis lifelong dream, an around-the-world motorcycle trip: more than100,000 miles across six continents. That journey became thesubject of Rogers's first book, Investment Biker(1994), available from John Wiley and Sons, Ltd.
While laying plans for his Millennium Adventure 1999-2001,he continued as a media commentator at Worth, CNBC, et al., and asa sometime professor.
He now contributes to Fox News and others as he and Paigeeagerly await their first child.
He can be reached at www.jimrogers.com

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