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The Richest Man in Babylon

George S. Clason

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The Richest Man In Babylon gives common sense financial advice which you can apply today, told through tales and parables from the times of ancient Babylon.


The Richest Man in Babylon

The Richest Man in Babylon

by George S. Clason


George S. Clason was a soldier, businessman, and writer. The Richest Man In Babylon is his most popular piece of work, consisting of numerous parables, metaphors, and stories set in ancient Babylon. Originally published in 1926, it's an absolute finance classic.

The Babylonians discovered many of the basic principles behind wealth, including saving a small part of your income each month, investing it wisely, learning how to lend money instead of borrowing it, and how to protect your wealth.

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Advice is one thing that is freely given away, but watch that you only take what is worth having.

- George S. Clason

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