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Adventure Capitalist: The Ultimate Road Trip

Adventure Capitalist: The Ultimate Road Trip

Jim Rogers

ISBN: 978-0-470-09458-7

Nov 2004

368 pages

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A gripping tale of adventure, danger and humor, peppered with investment tips from a Wall Street legend

The best-selling author of Investment Biker takes a fascinating journey through the world's economic situation in a convertible yellow Mercedes. This is the motivating story of entrepreneur Jim Rogers, dubbed "the Indiana Jones of finance" by Time magazine, who made his fortune playing the stock market and then embarked on his lifelong dream adventure.

Together with his fiancee, Paige Parker, he set out on a three-year drive around the world that would ultimately set the Guinness world record for the longest continuous car journey. Their trip winds its way through 116 countries - through blizzards, deserts, epidemics and war zones - to discover failing economies and the new boom countries not from dry and potentially flawed statistics, but by experiencing life itself. This is a gripping tale of travel and adventure; along the way they encounter danger, love and farce. It is also a highly readable account of world economies: you won't find a more enjoyable way to be introduced to the investment potential of Bolivia, or the cultural changes afoot in North Korea. Finally it is also an inward journey in which Rogers moves from the restless traveler to husband and father, hoping one day to introduce his daughter to his own passion for travel.

JIM ROGERS entered the investment business in 1968 with $600 dollars in his pocket. By 1980, at 37 years of age, he had left Wall Street with enough money to satisfy a lifelong appetite for adventure.

part one: 1999

1. A Yellow Mercedes.

2. Young Turks.

3. The Coming Catastrophe of Central Asia.

4. The Best Capitalists Are in Communist China.

5. A New Asian Crisis: A Shortage of Girls.

6. Digital Mongolia.

7. The Wedding.

part two: 2000

8. Into Africa.

9. My Broker in Ghana.

10. Whirling Dervishes.

11. Arabian Nights. part three: 2001

12. Sixty Million of Us Wash Away Our Sins.

13. The Road from Mandalay.

14. Playing Detective in La Paz.

15. My Father’s Grave.

16. Home Again.



‘a terrific read…Rogers has some extraordinary experiences and he relates them well.’ (International Herald Tribune, 14 June 2003)

‘… a terrific read, a real page-turner’ (Daily Mail, 2 June 2003)

"…This is holiday reading for anyone in management…" (Accountancy, August 2003)

"…the resulting book is part -travelogue, part –social commentary, part economic treaty and thoroughly fascinating…" (Gulf Business, August 2003)

"…is the most sprawling, adventurous journey you’re likely to take within the pages of a book…" (Dunstable Gazette, 6 August 2003)

"…eloquent and engaging…unlike most economic books you can read this one on the beach…" (Money week, 15 August 2003)

"…Adventure Capitalist bounces along from anecdote to anecdote with a sense of fun…" (Accounting Technician, September 2003)

"…millionaire Jim Rogers recalls a millennium on the move ..Jim Roger’s epic trip…" (Top Gear, September 2003)

"…the Indiana Jones of finance…" (Times Online, 17 October 2003)

"…As travellers’ tales go, Rogers’ stories are told differently…".(Personal Money, November 2003)

“…This is the perfect book for anyone who is interested in traveling and making money…” (Suffolf Free Press, 13 November 2003)

"…well-written and interesting which has provided me with valuable insights…" (The Independent on Sunday, 14 December 2003)

“Anyone following Rogers’ journey cannot fail to be surprised, entertained and even touched by his more anecdotal assessment of globalisation.” (EN Magazine, March 2004)

"…highly readable…an interesting off-the-beaten-track read…" (Publishing News, July 04)