The Richest Man in Babylon (Book Review)

The Richest Man in Babylon Book Review

This timeless classic holds the key to all you desire and everything you wish to accomplish.

The Richest Man In Babylon, by George S. Clason discusses “The success secrets of the ancients – the most inspiring book on wealth ever written.

And when you buy “The Richest Man in Babylon” you join over 2 million others who are already educated on the fundamentals of wealth accumulation. Clason’s anecdotal tale has become an investing classic for good reason.

You see…

Although “The Richest Man in Babylon” is very short and easy to read, you’ll find the wisdom inside nothing less than amazing. The lessons on wealth are so foundational that you could never expect to amass your fortune without first flipping through these pages. And…

Even though I first read this book over 12 years ago, the lessons are fresh in my mind because I re-read this book rather often. So I hope this book review will help you determine if “The Richest Man In Babylon” is the right book for you.

And without further ado…

Here’s Why You Should Read: “The Richest Man in Babylon”

The Richest Man in Babylon walks through a day in the life of ancient babylonians. And in case you didn’t know, Babylon was the richest city in ancient times.  The coolest part is that…

The Richest Man in Babylon makes it clear that even in ancient times, people aspired to accumulate wealth. They wanted it then as bad as you want it today. I found this deep-seated theme of desire to be a little refreshing. It also makes Clason’s lessons feel more real.

So how does the book unfold?

You watch as Clason introduces you to the famous “Babylonian parables.” You meet chariot makers, slaves, kings and money lenders as you travel through this ancient world. You quickly learn that everyone’s fate in life is of their own doing. And lady luck is a fickle friend.

Time and again people struggle against the same problems. So how do you come out on top? Well, that’s why I really liked reading “The Richest Man in Babylon”:

The Richest Man in Babylon shows you both sides of wealth. Unlike most “make it to the top” finance books, Clason introduces you to all members of society, in a world not unlike our own. By showing you where people go wrong, you learn what’s right…

It’s this vivid focus on the losers and the mistakes people make with investing, (as well as the keys to success), that make this book so incredibly illustrating.  You can learn a lot seeing how others come up short.

Plus…

The hardship faced by the characters in the Babylonian parables are inspiring, believable and exciting because it’s not a smooth ride to the top. You see how people fail, persevere and eventually achieve their financial goals, even if it was thousands of years ago. Now let me just say:

Here’s What “The Richest Man in Babylon” Teaches Best:

The Richest Man In Babylon does a great job laying out the fundamentals of wealth accumulation. These are the bare bones basics. They are critical for anyone looking to build a fortune. And they need to be constantly revisited if you hope to protect your wealth.

But the good thing is…

Clason explains everything very clearly. The Richest Man in Babylon provides 7 laws you can follow to build wealth and ensure your freedom. The principles are easy to understand. And the implementation guidelines are realistic. So not only do you learn the most important financial fundamentals, but you get realistic advice on how to apply them in your own life.  Sounds pretty good right?

Well, it gets better. Clason also gives us the 5 Laws of Gold and explains how you can please the Goddess of Luck! What more could you ask for? Every page in this short book contains valuable insights. But don’t get too excited about The Richest Man in Babylon…

Warning: Here’s What Isn’t Covered By: “The Richest Man in Babylon”

One of the best parts of, “The Richest Man in Babylon” is how it unfolds like a story. But sometimes buying a book for the wrong reasons can be disappointing (especially if you figure it out two thirds of the way through!). And…

If you are looking for a tactic focused book that tells you when to buy and sell stocks, debt or other equity instruments, then “The Richest Man in Babylon” probably isn’t for you. That’s because…

“The Richest Man in Babylon” is focused on the big picture of wealth. Clason focuses on financial strategy, and lays out the foundation for what you need. Both approaches are important and complementary, I just think you should know the focus of this book before you buy it.

So let me ask you:

After reading this book review, do you think you can profit from “The Richest Man in Babylon?”

“The Richest Man in Babylon” – The Final Word…

Whether or not you decide to read “The Richest Man in Babylon,” I can honestly tell you that I really enjoyed the book. It’s a very quick read that I finished in one car trip. There is something about these time-tested financial fundamentals that’s really exciting and even more encouraging. Plus the novella-style storybook approach to investing and wealth accumulation make it very easy to read. So…

If you’re at all curious about if this book is for you, check out the Amazon reviews of The Richest Man in Babylon and the additional details below…

“The Richest Man in Babylon” Details and Video Book Review:


Author: George S Clason
144 Pages
Publisher: Signet

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