“He has the Midas touch” is an expression people sometimes use when describing an ambitious and seemingly successful individual. “Everything he touches turns to gold!” Usually this expression is uttered admiringly, almost enviously, recognizing the skill and good fortunes of a person in achieving financial goals and amassing material possessions.
According to Greek mythology, Midas was a king who lived in Phrygia in the eight century B.C. He was very wealthy and had more gold than anyone in the world. He stored the yellow coins and bars in huge vaults underneath his place and spent many hours each day handling and counting his treasure.