W Clement Stone (Self-Help Author)

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William Clement Stone was a businessman, philanthropist and New Thought self-help book author.

About W Clement Stone

Self-help author, entrepreneur, and philanthropist associated with the New Thought movement. He is perhaps best known for a memoir entitled The Success System That Never Fails.

Before Fame

He managed a Chicago newsstand when he was just thirteen years old. At sixteen, he became a highly successful insurance salesman.

Achievement

In 1919, he founded the Combined Insurance Company of America, which quickly grew into a billion-dollar enterprise.

Family Life

He was raised by his mother on the South Side of Chicago and grew up in poverty.

Associations

He was inspired by author Napoleon Hill‘s revolutionary self-help book, Think and Grow Rich. He and Hill later co-wrote a book called Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude.

Information related to W. Clement Stone

  • Philanthropists from Illinois
  • New Thought writers
  • American self-help writers
  • Businesspeople from Chicago

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