The Richest Man in Babylon The World's Favorite Inspirational Guide to Managing Wealth

By George S. Clason


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The Richest Man in Babylon is a collection of parables originally produced as a series of individual pamphlets by entrepreneur George Samuel Clason and distributed by banks and insurance companies in the 1920s. The pamphlets were bound together and first published as a book in 1926.

Clason chose Babylon as the setting for his stories because, despite its geographical disadvantages and lack of natural resources, it was renowned for being one of the wealthiest cities of the ancient world. As he explained, “Babylon is an outstanding example of man’s ability to achieve great objectives, using whatever means are at his disposal.” This focus on achieving success regardless of one’s circumstances is one of the major themes of Clason’s writing.

The book includes such famous lessons as “Seven Cures for a Lean Purse” and “The Five Laws of Gold” as well as enlightening parables like “The Gold Lender of Babylon,” “The Camel Trader of Babylon,” and “The Walls of Babylon.”

Continually reprinted for more than 90 years, The Richest Man in Babylon remains one of the world’s most popular guides to wealth management.

Category: Genre: Business, Non-Fiction, Self-Help sku: 9781398821057

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Weight 14.55 oz
Dimensions 8.8 × 5.6 × .75 in