The Richest Man in Babylon

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Beloved by millions, this timeless classic holds the key to all you desire and everything you wish to accomplish. This is the book that reveals the secret to personal wealth.
 
The Success Secrets of the Ancients—
An Assured Road to Happiness and Prosperity
 
Countless readers have been helped by the famous “Babylonian parables,” ...

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Overview

Beloved by millions, this timeless classic holds the key to all you desire and everything you wish to accomplish. This is the book that reveals the secret to personal wealth.
 
The Success Secrets of the Ancients—
An Assured Road to Happiness and Prosperity
 
Countless readers have been helped by the famous “Babylonian parables,” hailed as the greatest of all inspirational works on the subject of thrift, financial planning, and personal wealth. In language as simple as that found in the Bible, these fascinating and informative stories set you on a sure path to prosperity and its accompanying joys. Acclaimed as a modern-day classic, this celebrated bestseller offers an understanding of—and a solution to—your personal financial problems that will guide you through a lifetime. This is the book that holds the secrets to keeping your money—and making more.
 
The Richest Man in Babylon
Read it and recommend it to loved ones—
and get on the road to riches.

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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.
Los Angeles Times
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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451205360
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/2/2010
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 612
  • Lexile: 1050L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 4.52 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author

George Samuel Clason (November 7, 1874 - April 7, 1957 ), also known as George S. Clason, was born in Louisiana, Missouri, and died in Napa, California. During his eighty-two years he was a soldier, businessman and writer. He served in the United States Army during the Spanish-American War. Clason started two companies, the Clason Map Company of Denver Colorado and the Clason Publishing Company. The Clason Map Company was the first to publish a road atlas of the United States and Canada, and did not survive the Great Depression. George Clason is best known for writing a series of informational pamphlets about being thrifty and how to achieve financial success. He started writing the pamphlets in 1926, using parables that were set in ancient Babylon. Banks and insurance companies began to distribute the parables and the most famous ones were compiled into the book The Richest Man in Babylon
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Table of Contents

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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  • Posted May 10, 2010

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    life changing stuff

    When I first started reading this book, I did not think that it had the potential to help me in my life at all. The book itself is written in a way that illustrates all the problems that people have financially today through the people of ancient Babylon. It took me a month to read the entire book, and upon finishing the book I had made $52.65 from the advice the book gave me. The greatest thing about the book is that it does not recommend doing anything that an average man could not do. Every piece of advice can be embraced by just about anybody, and I feel as if most people would be pleasantly surprised by the knowledge the book has in it.

    5 out of 5 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)!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2009

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    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2009

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    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.

    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.

    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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  • Posted May 19, 2010

    Great book

    This is the best book that I've read in quite a while. The principals
    that were espoused were great life lessons. I felt at many intervals that
    I was reading a book that I had written and talked about with my children years before. The writing style was good and the applicable stories and characters were very realistic. The points talked about were easy to remember because of the related stories and associated characters. They life lessons learned from this book will serve one well as he/she progresses through life's situations.

    1 out of 1 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.

    1 out of 1 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!

    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.

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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!

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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.

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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

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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.

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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 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.

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  • Posted June 27, 2011

    Updated book

    Seems like the book The Richest man in Babylon was written today.
    Realy enjoy the Book.
    JAIME

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  • Posted April 5, 2011

    A must-read novel

    This Book structures related theme-like stories that tell amazing storylines of a poor citizen that rise to wealth through self confidence and control. Clason teaches you the most important lessons of maintaing a healthy and wealthy life through changing stories that encourage to challenge your self. A must-read book indeed, and who ever reads it will be gifted with economical powers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2011

    Interesting Find

    I was worried that I wouldn't be able to understand this book since my teacher thought it would be difficult to read. But, when I read the first page I immediately knew that it was going to be a good book. I found myself surprised that I had already been applying one of the rules to becomeing rich. Hopefully I can apply the rules to my own life so that I may too can become rich.

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