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Croesus  (KREE-sus)

Historical king of proverbial riches. His ancient realm lies within present-day Turkey. Croesus derived his wealth from gold deposits in the river Pactolus, said to have been left there when another king, a mythological one, washed away the Midas touch.
If it weren't a jumbling of time periods and fact with fiction, one could say that the mythological king who possessed the "Midas touch" was as rich as Croesus. (zoom)