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.
Praise for The Richest Man in Babylon
"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. This
is a great gift for a graduate or anyone who seems baffled by the
world of finance and a wonderful, refreshing read for even the most
experienced investor."--Los Angeles Times "I first read The Richest
Man in Babylon many years ago. Its philosophy worked for me then,
and it will work now for anyone with the good sense to stick to it.
I think it ought to be read by every young man or woman with
ambition to make something of life."--Chicago Daily News
"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."--Chicago Tribune "Full of time-tested advice on saving and investing."--The Washington Post