The Richest Man in Babylon

The Richest Man in Babylon

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by George S. Clason
     
 

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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

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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,” 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. 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
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451205360
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/02/2010
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
29,062
Product dimensions:
4.30(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
1050L (what's this?)
Age Range:
18 Years

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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

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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The Richest Man in Babylon 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 111 reviews.
JoeYu_MAN More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Highly recomended, for all ages (especially for young adults)!!!
RCCJR More than 1 year ago
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.
jcast119 More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
carolin-Takawy More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I gave this book a 4 out of 5 because the book was great but not perfect. The book teaches the reader how to advance financially and how to be thoughtful. Reading this book only helps one I don't see a reason why a reader would not read this. The stories provided in the novel are thoughtful, unique and interesting. -GBECON
CruzCalderhead More than 1 year ago
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. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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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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