The Richest Man in Babylon

George Clason

Summary

Since it was first published in 1926 this book has been read by millions reveals the secrets to personal wealth. It is based on the famous “Babylonian principles. Through their experiences in business and managing household finance, the characters in the parables learn simple lessons in financial wisdom. By basing these parables in ancient times, but involving situations that modern people can understand and identify with, George Clason presents these lessons as timeless wisdom that is as relevant today as it was back then. The book describes ‘seven cures for a lean purse’ and looking at these cures will show you how they might be applied to your own finances. The seven cures/basic principles include:

1. Start thy purse to fattening.

2. Control thy expenditures.

3. Make thy gold multiply.

4. Guard thy treasures from loss.

5. Make of thy dwelling a profitable investment.

6. Insure a future income.

7. Increase thy ability to earn

It has been hailed as the greatest of all inspirational works on the subject of thrift and financial planning. The fascinating and informative stories contained within the book will set you on a path to prosperity. It is a bestseller that offers an understanding of, and a solution to, common financial problems that each of us face. It holds the secrets to acquiring wealth and making money earn more money.

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

Hailed as a modern-day classic, this celebrated bestseller offers an understanding of-and a solution to-personal financial problems. Based on the success secrets of ancient “Babylonian parables”, it is the most inspiring book on wealth ever written.

The Richest Man in Babylon

Publisher Details:

Published by SIGNET, an imprint of New American Library, a division of Penguin Putnam Inc. Previously published in a Dutton edition.

First SIGNET printing in February 1988.

It was most recently reissued by Signet Books in 2004, and an updated version (using modern English instead of “King James” language) was issued by BN Publishing in March 2007. According to the 2002 edition book cover, more than two million copies have been sold.