The Richest Man in Babylon

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Beloved by millions, this bestselling book reveals the success secrets of the ancients and has been hailed as the greatest inspirational work on the subject of thrift, financial planning, and personal wealth.
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Overview

Beloved by millions, this bestselling book reveals the success secrets of the ancients and has been hailed as the greatest inspirational work on the subject of thrift, financial planning, and personal wealth.
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What can a book written in the 1920s tell modern investors about their finances? A whole lot if it's George Clason's delightful set of parables that explain the basics of money.
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What can a book written in the 1920s tell modern investors about their finances? A whole lot if it's George Clason's delightful set of parables that explain the basics of money.
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"What can a book written in the 1920s tell modern investors about their finances? A whole lot if it's George Clason's delightful set of parables that explain the basics of money. This is a great gift for a graduate or anyone who seems baffled by the world of finance and a wonderful, refreshing read for even the most experienced investor."—Los Angeles Times
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781505339116
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/3/2014
  • Edition description: Anniversar
  • Pages: 100
  • Sales rank: 25,088
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.24 (d)

Meet the Author

George Samuel Clason was born in Louisiana, Missouri, on November 7th, 1874. He attended the University of Nebraska and served in the United States Army during the Spanish-American War. A successful businessman, he founded the Clason Map Company of Denver, Colorado and published the first road atlas of the United States and Canada. In 1926, he issued the first of a famous series of pamphlets on thrift and financial success, using parables set in ancient Babylon to make each of his points. These were distributed in large quantities by banks and insurance companies and became familiar to millions, the most famous being “The Richest Man in Babylon,” the parable from which the present volume takes its title. These “Babylonian parables” have become a modern inspirational classic.

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Table of Contents

The Richest Man in Babylon Foreword
The Man Who Desired Gold
The Richest Man in Babylon
Seven Cures for a Lean Purse
Meet the Goddess of Good Luck
The Five Laws of Gold
The Gold Lender of Babylon
The Walls of Babylon
The Camel Trader of Babylon
The Clay Tablets from Babylon
The Luckiest Man in Babylon
An Historical Sketch of Babylon

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    I liked it : )

    It's a very quick read, and worth it. My husband and I are trying to get a good grip on our finances before we buy a house and this provided some motivation to do so. It's a little hard to get use to the old language of the book, but after a while, I didn't even notice it anymore.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2013

    This book is a Godsend. I never really had any training on how

    This book is a Godsend. I never really had any training on how to manage my money and that's ok. However, books like this have been written and it is good for anyone regardless of where they are at financially. The format is told as a story which makes it easy to understand. The main principle of the book is to save 10% of your income, 20% on debts and the other 70% on family. This book is not very expensive and it really old but still very very relevant. In my lifetime, I will be reading this book every year until the principles become part of my subconscious. There are many other good financial books out there but this one is among the best of the best. When my son hits age 14 (god willing) I will give him this book to read and sit down and have a really good talk about money to supplement his knowledge. I can't say enough good things about this book.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2009

    i Loved it!

    One of the best books i've read so far! It helped me see that spending my check on clothes wasnt gonna take me anywhere. It gives very wise advice. It was very easy to read and recommend it.


    Mr J!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    The most important and influential book I've every read!

    I stumbled across this book as a young man many years ago, and found it life-altering. Since then, I make it a point to re-read it every year. The fundamental, insightful concepts discussed in this book provide the foundation for a successful life. The entertaining parables describing the trials, tribulations and eventual successes of the many characters outline clear, concise and consistent methods to achieve financial independence. Couple this book with Thomas J. Stanley's "The Millionaire Next Door," and you have the tools necessary to attain financial independence.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2012

    Must read!!!

    Highly recomended, for all ages (especially for young adults)!!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 11, 2010

    Read this book

    If you are looking for a lesson on personal finances, this is the book you have to read. It is an easy read, easily comprehendable, and an effective tool you need in your arsenal for managing your finances.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2013

    To be honest i dont really read for personal interest. I only re

    To be honest i dont really read for personal interest. I only read this book fopr my econ class, but it actually turned out to be better than expected. It gives knowledge on handling money wisely with different stories. it deserves to be recognized as a book with values.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    One of the best financially sound books

    This is perfect for that older teenager or college student in your life. I wish I would have read this 15 years ago when leaving college, it is financially sound and gives basic training (using short stories) about how to save and take care of yourself in the long run. It is a great basis before moving into other financial planning books. I plan on re-reading this book later just to refresh myself on it's good fiscal principles.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2015

    The richest man in Babylon is a great economics book. Even thoug

    The richest man in Babylon is a great economics book. Even though it was written in 1926, it still gives great money advice.If you want to know how to save your money and keep your money coming this book is definitely for you. 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2015

    I highly recommend this book for everyone, but especially for te

    I highly recommend this book for everyone, but especially for teenagers. As a teenager, I feel very confident about my future in terms of income and finances.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 15, 2014

    This book is really amazing and gives great tips to everyone who

    This book is really amazing and gives great tips to everyone who wants to know how to manage their finances and expenses.
    Although this book was written many years ago, it is still really practical and beneficial especially for teens and young adults.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2014

    Amazing!

    The values and lessons taught in this book will really change your way of thought.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2014

    This book should be required reading In every high school!

    Must read for young adults as they start their careers!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2013

    As i began to read the book I was not as interested in reading.

    As i began to read the book I was not as interested in reading. But as young student getting ready to graduate high school and have to worry about paying for college i found this very helpful. Prior to reading the book i had very little knowledge in how i should spread my earning and now after reading i now know every little sent we spend can go a long way and in order to becoming a wealthy man i must be smart with my earning.
    GVSUAVE

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Awesome, yet simplistic!

    The practical ways to use this information was very helpful to me. A lot of the material I already knew in my head, but was not practicing. This book brings everything into perspective.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2011

    It's my gift to all graduates

    It's an entertaining story that teaches one of the most basic economic truths--pay yourself first, and motivates you to do that. Nothing is more important.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2015

    In my opinion, I thought the book was useful for people who want

    In my opinion, I thought the book was useful for people who want to learn the basics of handling their money. This book was incredibly simplistic and almost too repetitive to the point where it started to become annoying. The lessons taught in this book are valuable, but most of it is common sense. I was expecting to read some actual secrets that could help me get money faster, but I feel like I knew every lesson the Clason was trying to teach. Although I did not enjoy this book that much, it still is a great read for a young adult who is interested in saving their money and dealing with their finances.

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  • Posted May 5, 2015

    Cruz Calderhead Period A 5-5-15 Econ  The Richest Man In Bab

    Cruz Calderhead

    Period A

    5-5-15

    Econ

     The Richest Man In Babylon, George S. Clanson, book was published in 1926, 183 pages
     Author: Born on November 7, 1874, He wrote pamphlets about how to get money and these were later compiled
     into a book.




    Thesis: This book was trying to show how a common person should achieve wealth. He wanted to
     show how people in ancient Babylon got are to rich. This can still be applied to the market today.

     Summary and Analysis: This book starts off with a man named Banzar who makes chariots for a living.  He is
     depressed because he sees all the wealthy people riding in the things he makes but he still does not have a
    fortune. His friend confronts him on why he is so sad and he tells him why. He knows a very wealthy man in
    Babylon named Arkad. He makes a deal with Arkad that he will build him a chariot if he tells him how to get
     wealthy. They agree on this and he makes the chariot and he starts to tell him how to get rich.

    He tells him
    seven rules of how to get a big bank account or in this book it is referred as a purse. The rules are pretty simple
    and easy to go by. First is to save about ten percent of what you earn. You should put this in your bank account
     for savings. Second is to not spend money on stupid things. Third is to invest in things with the money you make
     so that your money is working for you. Try to save your money and have insurance on it. Always have a plan for
     the future and know when to retire. Last is that you should always keep learning new things so that you can be
     more knowledgeable and invest smarter. 

     Reviews:  
     “I am continually amazed at how a book so small can contain so much content and be so powerful.
    This book should be mandatory reading beginning at the grade school level through college and should be given
    as a gift right along with a diploma.”
    I agree with this review on amazon about the book. This book is small but
    has a lot of content within in it that is helpful to the understanding of how to acquire money. 

    “This book should be read by everyone from grade school to the college level students, employees, executives
    and the self employed. In today’s society, where people spend most if not all of what they make, this book is
    more valuable than ever.”

     I also agree with this review on Amazon. This is a good book because it is about something everyone needs to
     know about. This is easy to read for kids in middle school but interesting enough for kids in college. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2013

    SELF DETERMINATION IS RICH

    THIS BOOK WAS RECOMMENED TO ME BY SOMEONE TO WHOM I HAD JUST MET AFTER TALKING FOR A WHILE.
    EVEN BEFORE READING THE BOOK I RECOMMENDED IT TO SOMEONE ELSE TO READ IT ALONG WITH ME

    UPON READING THIS BOOK IT GAVE ME GREAT KNOWLEDGE. BUT WHAT IT HAS TAUGHT ME WAS WISDOM .... SELF DETERMINATION ALONG WITH DISCIPLINE ...AQUIRES RICHES.... RICHES IN ALL THINGS HOW RICH DO YOU WANT TO BE ? ... THE CHOICE IS .... YOURS

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  • Posted December 7, 2012

    i thought that this book was not very good. i didnt like how it

    i thought that this book was not very good. i didnt like how it was hard to understand in most cases. i would not reccomend this book to any one who is new at investing. this book wasent so bad but i would have liked to see it be more present then babylon

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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