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Money is the medium by which earthly success is measured.

Money makes possible the enjoyment of the best the earth affords.

Money is plentiful for those who understand the simple laws which govern its acquisition.

Money is governed today by the same laws
which controlled it when prosperous men
thronged the streets of Babylon, six thousand years ago.
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 191 p
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 George S.Clason,
1926, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1936,
1937, 1940, 1946, 1947, 1954, 1955

About the Author
GEORGE SAMUEL CLASON was born in Louisiana,
Missouri, in November 1847. 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.

Our prosperity as a nation depends upon the personal
financial prosperity of each of us as individuals.
This book deals with the personal successes of each
of us. Success means accomplishments as the result
of our own efforts and abilities. Proper preparation
is the key to our success. Our acts can be no wiser
than our thoughts. Our thinking can be no wiser than
our understanding.
This book of cures for lean purses has been termed
a guide to financial understanding. That, indeed, is
its purpose: to offer those who are ambitious for financial
success an insight which will aid them to
acquire money, to keep money and to make their
surpluses earn more money.
In the pages which follow, we are taken back to
Babylon, the cradle in which was nurtured the basic
principles of finance now recognized and used, the world over.

To new readers the author is happy to extend the
wish that its pages may contain for them the same
inspiration for growing bank accounts, greater financial
successes and the solution of difficult personal
financial problems so enthusiastically reported
by readers from coast to coast.
To the business executives who have distributed
these tales in such generous quantities to friends, relatives,
employees and associates, the author takes
this opportunity to express his gratitude. No endorsement
could be higher than that of practical men
who appreciate its teachings because they, themselves,
have worked up to important successes by
applying the very principles it advocates.
Babylon became the wealthiest city of the ancient
world because its citizens were the richest people of
their time. They appreciated the value of money.
They practiced sound financial principles in acquiring
money, keeping money and making their money earn
more money. They provided for themselves what we
all desire . . . incomes for the future.
G. S. C.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

TheManWho Desired Gold 1

The RichestMan in Babylon 9

Seven Cures for a Lean Purse 22

Meet the Goddess of Good Luck 43

The Five Laws ofGold 59

TheGold Lender of Babylon 74

TheWalls of Babylon 89

The Camel Trader of Babylon 94

The Clay Tablets from Babylon 106

The LuckiestMan in Babylon 118

An Historical Sketch of Babylon 138


Back Cover
The Richest Man In Babylon
Published by New American Library, a division of
Penguin PutnamInc., 375Hudson Street,
New York, New York 10014, U.S.A.
Penguin Books Ltd, 80 Strand,
LondonWC2RORL, England
Penguin Books Australia Ltd, 250 Camberweil Road,
Camberwell, Victoria 3124, Australia
Penguin Books Canada Ltd, 10AlcornAvenue,
Toronto, Ontario, CanadaM4V3B2
Penguin Books (N.Z.) Ltd, 182-190Wairau Road,
Auckland 10, New Zealand
Harmondsworth,Middlesex, England
Published by Signet, an imprint of New American Library,
a division of Penguin PutnamInc. Previously published in a Dutton edition.

First Signet Printing, February 1988
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