The Richest Man in Babylon

by: George S. Clason (0)

The secret of the rich isn’t a secret at all.

The Richest Man in Babylon has been a favorite of Dave Ramsey’s for years. Set in ancient Babylon, this book is an inspiring collection of stories about people who have struggled with—and overcome—the same money problems most Americans face: feeling trapped by debt, living paycheck to paycheck, with little to no savings.

 In this exclusive edition of George Clason’s classic, George gives his timeless principles for building lasting wealth, while Dave shares his proven money advice using quotes directly from The Dave Ramsey Show. With powerful storytelling, The Richest Man in Babylon gives fresh perspective and encouragement to all who want to change their lives and win with money.

 Join George and Dave as they share how to:

 Get out of debt

  • Budget
  • Live on less than you make
  • Invest wisely
  • Save for the future
  • Enjoy your life and money

 As George says, “Money is plentiful for those who understand the simple rules of its acquisition.” If you follow the wisdom of Babylon, financial peace—and a life of freedom—are just seven steps away.

The Quotes

You first learned to live upon less than you could earn. Next you learned to seek advice from those who were competent through their own experiences to give it. And, lastly, you have learned to make gold work for you.

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

Our acts can be no wiser than our thoughts. Our thinking can be no wiser than our understanding.

“This, then, is the sixth cure for a lean purse. Provide in advance for the needs of thy growing age and the protection of thy family.”

Guard thy treasure from loss by investing only where thy principal is safe, where it may be reclaimed if desirable, and where thou will not fail to collect a fair rental. Consult with wise men. Secure the advice of those experienced in the profitable handling of gold. Let their wisdom protect thy treasure from unsafe investments.”

The Reviews


I'm a Dave Ramsey fan. So I bought this version of the book for the comments by Ramsey. I bought 2 copies - one for myself and one for my twentysomething grandson.

This book is only about 186 pages and I love how they add in Dave Ramsay’s take on the principles. Definitely a book to revisit often as we go through life’s ups and downs, and want to maintain healthy spending habits to gain wealth

My mom had me order this book for her. She said it was a good read. Recommend.

The writing style is a bit old, but it was written a long time ago. However, the principles taught in the book are timeless.

I really like it

Great book. Must read. Thank you

Great book good read

One of my favorite books of all time! I have bought several books for my kids and closest friends

Why didn't somebody give me this book when I was 12? This is a must read for anyone who wants to get into the habit of setting aside, saving, investing and building wealth all the while being generous. A must read. Follow the advice on this book and you will never ever have money problems.

This was a great read for people who want to leave the benefits of investing and living on less than you make, although the Davy Ramsey quotes did detract from the flow of the story telling and often felt disconnected.

The book describes in very simple and practical terms the universal truths about building riches. In today's dominated by unethical fellows who constantly sell empty shortcuts to success and riches, this book is for everyone who wants the realible key to success and happiness.

I really loved it. It's a good book. I never get tired of reading it. I recommend it to all my friends.

This book should be a part of every middle school curriculum in the country. There are classic lessons on ethics, finances, wisdom, and morals told through several short storylines. It is a must-read for those in debt, entrepreneurs, and managers of finances.The financial principles are based on timeless wealth-building strategies for true property and not on financial acrobatics and get rich quick scams, although if the lessons are applied, wealth and fiscal responsibility are indeed possible in a relatively short timeframe.The language and grammar are early 20th century, accessible and technically brilliant, told in a short story format in which all the stories intertwine in subtle ways.This is a great example of truly great writing for every wordsmith, told in 99 short pages that are dense with quality and value to the reader. I read it in a couple of hours and look forward to rereading it.Amazon sent the book well packed and quickly through Prime. Thank you so much for this amazing book. I intend to give several copies to friends and family. The Richest Man in Babylon is one of those books that one doesn’t lend out but rereads over and over again and keeps in one’s personal library for life. It’s highly recommended and a great read and a wonderful gift idea for ages 12 and up.

The richest man in BabylonWhen we speak of history, Babylon is a city that we associate with much wealth and prosperity, however it wasn't always like that. The city of Babylon is a clear example of mans ability to achieve much even though they had little at their disposal.Babylon had only two natural resources, fertile soil and river water , through this and the wisdom they possessed, they were able to build one of the greatest cities ever. They engineered dams which allowed the water to flow onto the fertile soil, encouraging the growth of crops in abundance. It is believed the trading of these crops was the stepping stone for their wealth and splendor.Unlike other well known cities in history, Babylon was that which did not require the use of raiding to increase their profits, though it happened it wasn't incidental to their success as many of their battles were on the defense against opposing forces who aimed to overcome this great city. Their defenses, the sky scraping walls they built, also considered as great as the pyramids of Egypt, were crucial in their survival, and is claimed as one of the seven wonders of the world.It is believed that the Babylonians were ahead of their time, they were skilled arts man, painters, weavers, jewelers etc, they were clever financiers and traders.Babylon though constantly besieged was never overthrown or entered by outside forces until 540 years before Christ's birth. However it wasn't because the opposing army penetrated the impregnable walls.The king at the time was advised to go forth to meet the oncoming army, in doing so, he was unfortunately defeated leaving the city open and unguarded.The city never achieved the greatness it once possessed and over time it became a desolate waste.Nonetheless though the city is no more. the wisdom of the Babylonians lives on, and we all can learn a great deal from the great city of Babylon.The book starts off with a man who desired gold, like every other human being we all want to be better and live better, to accumulate items we like and to bless ourselves with gifts. Bansir a chariot builder was discouraged at his lack of fortune, every day he did the same thing and barely got by, while others were living life ecstatically. He wanted more, and he observed the only way to increase his monetary value was to ask his good friend who done what he wanted to achieve and go where he wanted to go."It costs nothing to ask wise advice from a good friend""Thou makes me to realize the reason why we never found any measure of wealth. We never sought it."The book continues to the advice of the good friend and how he achieved his wealth and greatness and how he became the richest man in Babylon. Likewise, The richest man in Babylon, wasn't handed a silver spoon neither was he a prince with an inheritance. He as well, had to ask one more well off than him how to obtain richest and gold for himself. The grand advice he received was "a part of all you earn is yours to keep."From this the richest man in Babylon understood that he must pay himself first. From everything that he earned, one tenth was his to save, or more based on what he could afford. For "wealth, like a tree, grows from a tiny seed."The rich man than went on to include what else he had learned from his mentor, the seven cures for a lean purse. (Empty purse)They are:1.) Start they purse to fattening: which is to put aside a tenth of what you earned, over time it will accumulate.2.) Control thy expenditures: carefully consider what is necessary and what isn't. Don't throw your coin to what which isn't required.3.) Make they gold multiply: look for ways to get your gold to work for you, investments.4.) Guard thy treasure from loss: this ties in with number 2, to be careful with where we spend our money. We shouldn't be rash with spending or intrigued by get rich quick schemes.5.) Own they own home, Make of thy dwelling a profitable investment: invest in obtaining thine own land. You can't fully enjoy life unless you have something you can call your own.6.) Insure a future income: "save for a rainy day" comes to mind with this. We don't know what the future holds, therefore we must save accordingly for a day that comes upon us unexpectedly.7.) Increase thy ability to earn: "the more of wisdom we know, the more we may earn." Increase your knowledge to better hell yourself. "The man who seeks to learn more of his craft shall be richly rewarded." The more you learn the more you earn.These methods for creating wealth were in the first half of the book. The author continues to include key knowledgeable concepts within the pages, from topics to "good luck" and "working for others", there's so much one can learn. The points are fundamental and simple but without a doubt are crucial. I've begun to adapt some methods and can see the effect it will have in the future.This book isn't complicated or brain wrecking, it's simplified tremendously but the impact regardless is grand. It also goes into detail concerning the seven cures for a lean purse and many other economical situations. Most would do universities courses in economics but this read i feel is a basis for any monetary exchanges and management. This isn't just advice for the well off but for those who have little to nothing. Like the chariot builder, and the richest man in Babylon, these individuals had nothing but they made it into something.

This book is worth every penny 1000fold. So much knowledge packed into 100 pages. This has truly given me a brand new outlook on the way in which I view my financial future.

This book is very helpful for anybody who wants to know how to get their financial freedom, you don't need to be in business to find your financial freedom. After I finished reading the richest man in Babylon the George S. Clason I am starting to pay my self first before I used the money to pay my bills. I give it 5 stars.

This is the best book ive ever read that brings to light a clear pathway an individual can follow to accumulate wealth. It also gives critical aspects of debt management. I loved it!

As one grew in mainland china, I was educated to save any penny and I know no wise idea to use the saving, nor any encouragement of spending for a life worth to live.This book provide very reasonable answers of how the money should be used. And in the last, the importance of working is also addressed. I hope my daughter and son will read this book.

Great book with great financial lessons! The tales the teach the lessons are enjoyable. Definitely recommend.

Inspirational and informative. Many people can learn a lot about life and how to build their wealth from this book.

It is for my wife and she enjoys it very much

Father likes it...

This keyboard is just what I was looking for. For it’s price, it’s very well-made and very satisfying to click. Make sure you do some research into what type of switch you need, I got the brown switches and they’re perfect! Great first mechanical keyboard for anyone who types a lot.

Keyboard is pretty good. switches feel nice, keycaps are clean looking, feet and grips are good. Only gave it a 4 because you can't change the RGB colors. And the little software they have is pointless (Which is my fault for not doing proper research) dgmw the patterns look beautiful ofcourse. If you dont care about changing the RGB colors then This keyboard is definitely 5 stars and worth it.

My daughter loves this! so many options and bright!!

I haven't had this keyboard for a very long time at this point, but from initial use I really enjoy it. I threw on some halloween themed keycaps which was a pretty straight forward process. Also I included a photo of the macro recording software which seems very similar to razer's macro software, which is a + for me since that is what I was used to anyway. I bought this while it was on sale.

The keyboard is a typical 60% keyboard layout with nothing amazing or special. It's definitely not as good as SK61 in terms of quality as the keycaps aren't that great and red switches aren't as smooth as SK61. This keyboard, however, is definitely a lot cheaper.RGB is pretty basic - actually kind of non-existent as it only has specific set colors.The USB-C port is standard and will accommodate any cable.Weight was average, not as heavy as SK61, but definitely didn't feel flimsy or super cheap.Overall, nothing amazing, nothing horrible, EXCEPT that you CANNOT press Windows key and Arrows to move your program from one monitor to another, or load 2 apps side by side. I would say that this function is pretty important for people with multiple monitors, which is pretty common these days.I asked the vendor about this on their site and their answer was pretty weird and vague and didn't really answer my question. So that's another issue you might have - pretty poor manufacturer's support.Unfortunately had to return because of the lack of ability to use Win+Arrows.

It just stops working


I will continue to read this book over and over due to the helpful information about finances and the story in which they provide the information.

Apple have really something to learn from Philips when it comes to cable quality. Apple should call Philips customer service to learn how to offer REAL PROFESSIONAL customer service. NOKIA behaved like Apple do now and we all know how that ended!!!

Arrived damaged. Had to return.

Good for teenagers. Things they do not learn in school.

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