The Richest Man in Babylon

ISBN: 9780451205360
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The success secrets of the ancients-the most inspiring book on wealth, thrift, and financial planning ever written

Millions of 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. A modern day classic, The Richest Man in Babylon offers an understanding of-and solution to-a lifetime's worth of personal financial problems. This is the book that holds the secrets to acquiring money, keeping money, 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.

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Publisher,Penguin US
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Format, Paperback
Weight, 220 g
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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Tiong Yong Keu
The Richest Man in Babylon

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I regret not reading this book when I first started earning
Note that this book doesn't contain any information on how to invest if that is what you are are looking for, it instead focuses on the habits one must cultivate in order to have more control over your finances. The book conveys this via short stories which are packed full of wisdom and are not boring to read through.
Must Read for anyone who just started a job and is clueless about how to handle his finances

Nurulidayu Mohamed
Great financial advices

This book is so well written and I love it so much. The author teaches timeless financial wisdom in the form of fictitious parables set in ancient Babylon. I found the stories entertaining and the financial lessons as valid today as they were in Babylon millennia ago. The author also recommends thatvwe should enjoy our life, and not working so hard to amass wealth that you become miserly. It says that to succeed, you must have strong, definite desires and ambitions, not vague dreams. The story of the goddess of good luck teaches that you must always be prepared for opportunity, because luck rewards men of action. Highly recommended reading during EMCO!

Fatin Nur Hanim
Good book!

This is a good book to read. It provides common sense financial advice.


Timeless concept of money through a story of Arkad, poor scribe who became the richest man in Babylon. Read for the wisdom and not to obsess over the rules or laws. These are tools to help you, have a try to read this gem!

Noriani Ahmad

The Richest Man in Babylon