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List: Top Ten USA Game Show Winners by Money Won

Date: up to end 2004

Source:

Base: Amounts won in US dollars (US$)

Notes: Surprisingly, considering the USA invented the game show format, the 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire' show was actually a European creation that was franchised.

Winner

Amount Won (US$ million)

Game Show

Ken Jennings

2.522

Jeopardy

Dr Kevin Olmstead

2.200

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

Ed Toutant

1.860

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

Lt. David Legler

1.765

Twenty-One

Curtis Warren

1.420

Greed

Brad Rutter

1.155

Jeopardy!

John Carpenter

1.125

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

Rahim Oberholtzer

1.120

Twenty one

Dr Tim Hsieh

1.040

It's Your Chance of a Lifetime

Dan Blonsky

1.001

Who Wants to be a Millionaire?


 
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