By all accounts, Jim Rogers’ career is legendary. He started trading stocks in 1968 with just $600. In 1973, he co-founded Quantum Funds with George Soros, which went on to generate 4,200% returns over 10 years. (The S&P 500 only gained 47% during the same period.) By the time the 1980s rolled around, Rogers had earned enough money to retire from full-time trading.
But it’s not his reported $360 million net worth that makes him exceptional. At least, it’s not the only thing. What really makes Rogers a standout is his common-sense approach to the markets.