The Richest Man in Babylon
|Author:||George S. Clason|
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 simple language, these fascinating and informative stories will set readers on a sure path to prosperity and its accompanying joys. Acclaimed as a modern day classic, this celebrated bestseller offers an understanding of - and solution to - common financial problems that will guide readers through a lifetime. This book holds the secrets to acquiring money, and making money earn more money.
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.