About the author
William Wattles was born in 1860 and lived for 51 years before he passed away in 1911. Wattles grew up on his parents’ farm in Nuna Township, Illinois where he spent much of his youth as a farm laborer. Born to parents who were a gardener and a housekeeper, Wattles had no siblings.
In addition to writing The Science of Getting Rich, Wattle also published The Science of Being Well. Both books were released in 1910.
Wattles, a Christian socialist, also ran for public office.