Monday, November 18, 2013
The 21st Century would belong to Asia — and in particular, China
The 19th century may have belonged to England and the 20 century to the United States, but the 21st century belongs to China, says American investor Jim Rogers.
Rogers, the billionaire co-founder of the privately owned hedge fund Quantum, made the comments on Nov. 16 at an economic forum in Nanjing, the capital of east China's Jiangsu province, according to a report from the state-owned China News Service.
During his speech, Rogers said he has strong confidence in China's future development based on his personal experiences over the years. The 71-year-old said he has toured the world twice, the first time in 1990 when he visited more than 50 countries in nearly two years, and again in 1999 when he visited 116 countries over three years. He said he was certain that the 21st century would belong to Asia — and in particular, China — the first time he visited Nanjing in 1984, when China was undergoing reforms and opening up.
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Jim Rogers started trading the stock market with $600 in 1968.In 1973 he formed the Quantum Fund with the legendary investor George Soros before retiring, a multi millionaire at the age of 37. Rogers and Soros helped steer the fund to a miraculous 4,200% return over the 10 year span of the fund while the S&P 500 returned just 47%.
Who is Jim Rogers ?
James "Jim" Rogers was born in Oct. 19, 1942 and grew up in Demopolis, Alabama .Jim Rogers started trading the stock market with $600 in 1968.In 1973 he formed the Quantum Fund with the legendry investor George Soros before retiring, a multi millionaire at the age of 37. Rogers and Soros helped steer the fund to a miraculous 4,200% return over the 10 year span of the fund while the S&P 500 returned just 47%. They ran what is considered to be one of the first truly global macro hedge funds. . In 1964 he got his first job on Wall Street at Dominick & Dominick in the summer between high school and Yale University, that's how he got his first experience with stocks and bonds. He immediately fell in love with the job. After Oxford, he returned to the U.S. and joined the army in 1970 he returned to Wall Street, working again with Dominick & Dominick. That same year he joined Arnold S. Bleichroeder, where he met George Soros, and together founded the Quantum Fund. This has opened a new era of global macrotrading and inspired numerous imitations and spin-offs. In the book "Money Masters of Our Time," Jim Rogers writes about that time "the most important thing in my life was work. I did not do anything until I had completed my work." To emphasize this professional ethic , it is good to remember that he did not made any holiday for ten years. In 1980, Jim Rogers has decided to "retire" at 37 years. Since then he has spent much of his time traveling and supporting the causes of philanthropic and taking on many high profile roles in the media. However, he continues to be an active investor and media commentator