"If farmers aren’t rich yet, they will be," predicts investor and business author Jim Rogers. "The stockbrokers are going to be the ones driving taxis in the future, and the farmers are going to be the ones driving Lamborghinis."
Individuals who can retire before they reach 40 are as rare as Olympic athletes. Jim Rogers, who was raised in Alabama and now lives in Singapore, is one of those rare individuals. As co-founder of the Quantum Fund, a global investment partnership, his career was highlighted by strong portfolio gains and smart investments. Rogers says agricultural commodities are a smart investment. "I am extremely optimistic about agriculture," he says. If the U.S. continues to have large debt issues, he believes agriculture will become even more important. "When a currency declines, people who have real assets are the ones who make the money," Rogers says. "If the dollar collapses, one of the few ways you’ll be able to preserve your wealth, and even make money, is through productive farmland. Farmland is a great way to preserve and increase your wealth, if you can stay with it." After retiring from the investment world, Rogers became a best-selling author of such books as "Investment Biker," "Adventure Capitalist," "Hot Commodities," "A Bull in China" and "Street Smarts." He’s a regular guest on CNBC, FOX News and CNN. He has also earned three spots in the Guinness Book of World Records for round-the-world motorcycle and road trips, as well as a sporting event.