The Richest Man in Babylon - George S. Clason & GP Editors

The Richest Man in Babylon

By George S. Clason & GP Editors

  • Release Date: 2018-09-14
  • Genre: Business & Personal Finance
Score: 4.5
From 1,004 Ratings


The Richest Man in Babylon is considered as the greatest of all inspirational works on the subject of thrift, financial planning, and personal wealth. Revealed inside are the secrets to acquiring money, keeping money, and making money earn more money.
Providing financial wisdom through parables, 'The Richest Man in Babylon' was originally a set of pamphlets, written by the author and distributed by banks and insurance companies. These pamphlets were later bundled together, giving birth to a book. In this new rendering by Charles Conrad, the classic tale is retold in clear, simple language for today's readers. These fascinating and informative stories set you on a sure path to prosperity and its accompanying joys.

About the Author: George Samuel Clason was born in Louisiana, Missouri, on November 7, 1874. He attended the University of Nebraska and served in the United States Army during the Spanish-American War. Beginning a long career in publishing, 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.


  • Good book

    By Saiye
    Practical lessons e.g. 10% of income for yourself, 70% to live on and 20% to your debtors.
  • Captivating!

    By Chalifk
    The story gives you a good concept on maintaining your money while at the same time entertaining you!
  • Good

    By Alejandrollado
  • Greatest purchase of my life

    By Victor6033
    I can not stress jus how eye opening this book really is, money is way different then what we have come to know it as.
  • Wisdom at its best

    By Abdul Herrera
    First book that I get to read to completion and I am amaze of how much wisdom there has been in this world since the beginning of times. I will definitely read this book many more times and will make sure my kids and other read this book and study it and learn from its wisdom. Never thought I would love to read this much nor be so into a book as I have. What a master pieces and gift to human kind and to those like me that have struggle because of my my own fault or lack of wisdom But I am still looking and searching for more Wisdom as I look to finally break the chains of ignorance and become a free man. What a book
  • Success Principle Doesn’t Change

    By Sirhotstuf
    Whether you measure wealth in golds & silvers, dollars & cents, or even self-respect — you can certainly profit by reading The Richest Man in Babylon. I am convinced that every time you read this book, you will close the book with a profound new understanding of why successful people are where they are, and how emulating them can bring you the success you desire as well. While there is an emphasis on riches, what you read is true wisdom. From prosperity to posterity, there are few stories that can teach you as much about how to win in life as this book. It is a great book to casually read. But if you want to get the most out of this book, it is one of few that I believe should be continually studied all throughout the course of your life. Forever indebted we are to those that gather wisdom and instead of profit by our misfortune, decide to “share the wealth” with those of us who might have started with none.
  • The richest man in Babylon

    By Ottomarpiguet
    Phenomenal book , must read sometimes dialect hard to carch but over glad this book is going to change my life
  • Fundamental and inspiring

    By Papa or kudos
    fundamental values of building wealth
  • A timeless MUST-READ

    By FitchieElijah124
    This book should be passed down from generation to generation. It is an essential literary work and is one of the best gifts any person can give to another.
  • Great book.

    By kingdamodmv
    Awesome stories filled with wisdom and practical knowledge on building wealth the tried and true way...through discipline and dedication.