"[Clason's] 1926 personal finance classic."—The Independent (UK)
"Recently, several readers asked me for recommendations on books that introduce teenagers—and even pre-teens—to investing... My favorite, and one that I always mention, is The Richest Man in Babylon. Though published nearly 90 years ago, the financial advice dispensed by author George S. Clason will always be relevant to a new generation of readers. Set in ancient Babylon, the characters learn simple lessons about money and investing throughout the collection of short stories."—Steve Rosen, Chicago Tribune
"Full of time-tested advice on saving and investing."—Michelle Singletary, The Washington Post
It is quite affordable and quite good inspiration and tips about our relationship with money. To convey ideas, the author George Clason takes us to ancient Babylon, where they lived the richest men of ancient times. They understood the value of money, with excellent economy and investment practices.
The first idea that strikes you is how Babylon was a region that had no natural resources. All the riches of the city were created by man. Their wealth came from the ability of its people to articulate, promote value in their pro-activity. George Samuel Clason was born in Louisiana, Missouri, on November 7, 1874.
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 "Babylonian parables" have become a modern inspirational classic.