Having a knack for correctly answering the trickiest of trivia questions is great for impressing your family and friends, but it rarely comes with financial rewards. Unless that is, you’re a contestant on TV’s popular Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. Winning the ultimate prize of one million dollars only comes by answering an astoundingly difficult question. This level is so challenging that only 13 out of hundreds of contestants have won the million-dollar prize in the US, and just six have won in the UK. Think you might have the trivia chops to tackle the hardest questions of all? Let’s see how many of the following million-dollar questions featured on WWTBAM you can handle!
Zach has been riding the gondola of trivia wherever the waters take him. Although he’s not a named consultant on any major quiz TV shows, Zach has watched them all since infancy and will happily take up any challenge whether it be pub quizzes or high-stakes matches he isn’t afraid to show up. And showing up is 90% of the work!
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire made its television debut in the United Kingdom in 1998. With original host Chris Tarrant quizzing contestants for 30 consecutive seasons, it was an instant hit that became one of the most popular shows in British television history. A reboot with new host Jeremy Clarkson has been running since 2018. The US version launched in 1999 on ABC, airing during primetime with host Regis Philbin. The show was an enormous success stateside and has aired in various timeslots with a series of hosts – Meredith Viera, Chris Harrison, and now Jimmy Kimmel – for 21 seasons and counting. International versions of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire have aired worldwide, including in Russia, Brazil, Italy, Nepal, Poland, and Costa Rica. The Indian version of the game show played a prominent role in the plot of the Oscar-winning movie Slumdog Millionaire.
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