Millionaire were British television producers Michael Davies and Paul Smith,  the latter of whom undertook the responsibility of licensing Millionaire to American airwaves as part of his effort to transform the UK program into a global franchise.
Millionaire during its development, including Peter Jennings Bob CostasPhil Donahueand Montel Williams but among those considered, it was Philbin who wanted the job the most, and when he saw an episode of the British Millionaire and was blown away by his content, Davies and his team ultimately settled on having him host the American show.
It is a vital part of our lives.
Multimillionaire[ edit ] Another commonly used term is multimillionaire which usually refers to individuals with net assets of 10 million or more of a currency. Money along with comforts and care brings evil also.
Wealth often spoils man. Poverty loses friends and makes one disrespectable and unacceptable in society. Used occasionally during the "shuffle" round, this lifeline allowed the contestant to see the value of the current question before either answering or jumping it if Jump the Question had not yet been used.
I am so there! Another term used is "net investable assets" or working capital. Millionaire and the subsequent primetime specials were hosted by Regis Philbin. In the next season —01three nights out of the five weekly episodes placed in the top Shortly after the shuffle format was introduced to Millionaire, Vieira stated in an interview with her Millionaire predecessor on his morning talk show that the Hot Seat was removed because it was decided that the seat, which was originally intended to make the contestant feel nervous, actually ended up having contestants feel so comfortable in it that it did not service the production team any longer.
Contestants were given the standard three lifelines in place at the time The contestant had to invoke the lifeline before making the first guess, and it was removed from play regardless of which guess was correct.
I would very much wish to encourage social service in the country. It is a pity that in our country wealthy persons do not possess charitable qualities. I was born human and shall live a pious and noble life. The Gini coefficientand other measures in economics, estimated for each country, are useful for determining how many of the poorest people have the equivalent total wealth of the few richest in the country.
That is, even though the term statistically refers only to households, common usage is often in reference only to an individual. There are also spotlights situated at the bottom of the set area that zoom down on the contestant when they answer a major question; to increase the visibility of the light beams emitted by such spotlights, oil is vaporized, creating a haze effect.
It has been used occasionally during Whiz Kids Week in the current version and is available from the outset. My motto would be, "live and let live". Millionaire episodes to date. Unfortunately when one becomes extremely rich, one he forget the plight of those who are less fortunate.
In the clock format, usage of lifelines temporarily pauses the clock while the lifelines are played. The third syndicated season in saw a reduction in the values for questions ten through twelve. The nighttime version initially drew in up to 30 million viewers a day three times a week, an unheard-of number in modern network television.
Former lifelines[ edit ] Phone a Friend — Current Lifelines[ edit ] Ask the Audience —: The percentage of votes for each answer is immediately shown to the host, contestant, and home viewer.
The 10, to 20, candidates who answered all three questions correctly were selected into a random drawing in which approximately contestants competed for ten spots on the show using the same phone quiz method. The jackpot never accumulated like this again.
Statements consisting only of original research should be removed. I would focus my money especially on giving girls the resources they need to receive a quality education. Phil serving as lead-in for the syndicated Millionaire, which was plugged into the time slot that Weakest Link had been occupying.
I do not see any harm in having every luxury for myself, if in turn I can do something worthwhile for the poor.
Once used, the contestant must answer the question without using any further lifelines; moreover, if the "first final answer" was incorrect, the contestant could not walk away. Two incorrect answers are eliminated, leaving the contestant with a choice between the correct answer and one remaining wrong answer.
My great aim in life is to establish a univesierty in the model of ancient Indian universities. The contestant called a pre-arranged friend and was then given 30 seconds to discuss the question with that person. The building of schools, offering scholarships for further education, and giving schools the funding they need to improve the quality of education.
I am a noble-hearted and simple person. That is what I could remain even if I become a millionaire.One in every 38 Hongkongers is a US dollar millionaire, one of the highest rates in the world. We asked our readers how they would change their lifestyle if they were ever lucky enough to reach that status.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (often informally called Millionaire) is an American television game show based on the same-titled British program and developed for the United States by Michael Davies. Jan 19, · Amos Burke was a Los Angeles chief of detectives who was also a millionaire with a chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce, a mansion, and a high-wheeling lifestyle.
The hallmarks of this series were See full summary»8/10(). So if I were a millionaire, I would look to change the lives of countless youth through the power of education, and hopefully help create a sustainable, healthier, happier future for their community.
If used well, money is great, and can provide people with the material resources they need to make a difference.
A millionaire is an individual whose net worth or wealth is equal to or exceeds one million units of currency. It can also be a person who owns one million units of currency in a bank account or savings account.
If I were a millionaire I would do my best to provide permanent shelter, food and clothing for the poor.
I would open schools for them where the children could learn I would help them to be so independent that they can find fruitful employment for themselves.Download