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Ai Là Triệu Phú is the Vietnamese version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? which premiered on January 4, 2005 on VTV3. The main goal of the show is to win 150,000,000₫ (about $6,585) by answering 15 multiple choice questions correctly (the previous top prizes were 50,000,000₫, 100,000,000₫ and 120,000,000₫). The show is broadcast on VTV3 every Tuesday at 20:30 (earlier 20:00 and 20:05) and a repeat at 9.20 am on Wednesday.

The show was hosted by Lại Văn Sâm from January 4, 2005 to December 26, 2017. He left the show after his retirement at age 60. After the last episode featuring him as the host was broadcast on VTV3, there was a selection of who would become the new host. At the end of the selection, Phan Đăng was chosen to take over the role as the new host of the show from 2018 afterwards.

Filming Edit

The show filming takes place in the studio of Vietnam Television Station (VTV) in Giảng Võ, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Rules - Effective from January 2, 2018 Edit

A contestant was asked a series of up to 15 from easy to difficult, time is not limited. Questions 5 and 10 were known as milestone questions, if they were to be answered correctly, they would increase the contestant's minimum payout to the cash value they had attached. This would continue until either the contestant answered all 15 questions correctly, miss a question or decide to walk away with all of the money they had received thus far. Any of these conditions being met marked the end of a contestant's game.

After viewing a question, the contestant can walk away or continue. If they walk away, they will leave with the money already won rather than attempting an answer. If the contestant answers a question incorrectly, the game ends and all of their winnings are lost, except that the ₫2,000,000 and ₫22,000,000 prizes are guaranteed. A contestant could leave empty handed if they provide a wrong answer to any of the first five questions. By correctly answering all 15 questions, the player becomes a "millionaire".

After the previous contestant finishes the game, the host will invites the next contestant until the end of the program. If the player has not finished the game but time is up, the player will be able to continue in the next episode.

Lifelines Edit

There are four lifelines:

  • 50:50 (Năm mươi - Năm mươi)
  • Phone-A-Friend (Gọi điện thoại cho người thân)
  • Ask the Audience (Xin ý kiến khán giả trường quay, previously "Hỏi ý kiến khán giả trong trường quay")
  • The People Speak (Hỏi ý kiến của tổ tư vấn trường quay, previously "Tư vấn tại chỗ"). When this lifeline is picked, three people in the audience are randomly selected by the contestant for assistance, and they suggest the contestant the answer they think is correct. Can be used after answering the ₫2,000,000 question (5th question) correctly. A total prize fund of 600,000₫ is shared equally for each correct answer (in some cases, all three people gave a wrong answer. As a result, no one won any money)

Special episodes Edit

The producers of the show usually celebrate holidays in Vietnam by producing episodes with specific contestants that the producers invite to join the show (i.e. On the International Day of Older Persons episode, the show will invite contestants whose age is at least 50). Celebrity contestants may also appear on major holidays (such as Lunar New Year, Valentine's Day and International Women's Day) and they are allowed to keep their winnings or donate them to their charity of choice.

Seasons Edit

  • Season 1 (37 episodes, January 4, 2005 - October 11, 2005)
  • Season 2 (72 episodes, October 18, 2005 - February 27, 2007)
  • Season 3 (63 episodes, March 6, 2007 - May 13, 2008)
  • Season 4 (58 episodes, May 20, 2008 - June 30, 2009)
  • Season 5 (61 episodes, July 7, 2009 - August 31, 2010)
  • Season 6 (50 episodes, July 5, 2011 - June 12, 2012)
  • Season 7 (121 episodes, June 19, 2012 - September 23, 2014)
  • Season 8 (58 episodes, September 30, 2014 - November 3, 2015)
  • Season 9 (112 episodes, November 10, 2015 - December 26, 2017)
  • Season 10 (January 2, 2018 - present)

Current money tree Edit

This is the final money tree introduced in 2012, and features 15 questions:

Question
No.
Correct Answer
Value
Walk Away
Value
Miss Answer
Value
Amount Lost for a
Wrong Answer
1 ₫200,000 ₫0 ₫0 ₫0
2 ₫400,000 ₫200,000 ₫0 ₫200,000
3 ₫600,000 ₫400,000 ₫0 ₫400,000
4 ₫1,000,000 ₫600,000 ₫0 ₫600,000
5 ₫2,000,000 ₫1,000,000 ₫0 ₫1,000,000
6 ₫3,000,000 ₫2,000,000 ₫2,000,000 ₫0
7 ₫6,000,000 ₫3,000,000 ₫2,000,000 ₫1,000,000
8 ₫10,000,000 ₫6,000,000 ₫2,000,000 ₫4,000,000
9 ₫14,000,000 ₫10,000,000 ₫2,000,000 ₫8,000,000
10 ₫22,000,000 ₫14,000,000 ₫2,000,000 ₫12,000,000
11 ₫30,000,000 ₫22,000,000 ₫22,000,000 ₫0
12 ₫40,000,000 ₫30,000,000 ₫22,000,000 ₫8,000,000
13 ₫60,000,000 ₫40,000,000 ₫22,000,000 ₫18,000,000
14 ₫85,000,000 ₫60,000,000 ₫22,000,000 ₫38,000,000
15 ₫150,000,000 ₫85,000,000 ₫22,000,000 ₫63,000,000

Previous money trees Edit

Question Prize (January 4, 2005—2006, version 1) Prize (2006-2007, version 2) Prize (2007—June 12, 2012, version 3)
15 ₫50,000,000 ₫100,000,000 ₫120,000,000
14 ₫30,000,000 ₫65,000,000 ₫80,000,000
13 ₫20,000,000 ₫40,000,000 ₫50,000,000
12 ₫14,000,000 ₫25,000,000 ₫35,000,000
11 ₫10,000,000 ₫15,000,000 ₫25,000,000
10 ₫6,800,000 ₫10,000,000 ₫15,000,000
9 ₫4,800,000 ₫7,000,000 ₫9,000,000
8 ₫3,200,000 ₫5,000,000 ₫6,000,000
7 ₫2,000,000 ₫3,200,000 ₫3,000,000
6 ₫1,200,000 ₫1,800,000 ₫2,000,000
5 ₫800,000 ₫1,000,000 ₫1,000,000
4 ₫500,000 ₫500,000 ₫500,000
3 ₫300,000 ₫300,000 ₫300,000
2 ₫200,000 ₫200,000 ₫200,000
1 ₫100,000 ₫100,000 ₫100,000

The biggest winners Edit

The biggest losers Edit

  • Lê Minh Khánh - ₫15,000,000 (June 19, 2007) (13th question wrong) (lost ₫20,000,000)
  • Unknown Player - ₫15,000,000 (2007) (14th question wrong) (lost ₫35,000,000)
  • Đặng Thị Thùy Mai - ₫15,000,000 (2009) (12th question wrong) (lost ₫10,000,000)
  • Lưu Thanh Sơn - ₫15,000,000 (August 24, 2010) (12th question wrong) (lost ₫10,000,000)
  • Phạm Quang Hòa - ₫15,000,000 (July 19, 2011) (12th question wrong) (lost ₫10,000,000)
  • Unknown Pair of Players - ₫15,000,000 (February 14, 2012) (13th question wrong) (lost ₫20,000,000)
  • Nguyễn Khắc Hoàng Minh - ₫22,000,000 (December 9, 2014) (12th question wrong) (lost ₫8,000,000)
  • Hoàng Bách - ₫22,000,000 (December 30, 2014) (12th question wrong) (lost ₫8,000,000)
  • Trần Minh Hùng - ₫22,000,000 (May 26, 2015) (12th question wrong) (lost ₫8,000,000)
  • Phạm Hoàng Anh - ₫22,000,000 (May 24, 2016) (12th question wrong) (lost ₫8,000,000)
  • Lê Xuân Duy - ₫22,000,000 (October 11, 2016) (12th question wrong) (lost ₫8,000,000)
  • Trương Anh Ngọc - ₫22,000,000 (February 14, 2017) (12th question wrong) (lost ₫8,000,000)
  • Unknown Player - ₫22,000,000 (October 31, 2017) (12th question wrong) (lost ₫8,000,000)
  • Lê Thị Thanh Huyền - ₫22,000,000 (January 2, 2018) (13th question wrong) (lost ₫18,000,000)
  • Nguyễn Thị Thành - ₫22,000,000 (March 13, 2018) (12th question wrong) (lost ₫8,000,000)
  • Cao Bá Cường - ₫22,000,000 (May 8, 2018) (13th question wrong) (lost ₫18,000,000)
  • Lê Thị Lan - ₫22,000,000 (July 17, 2018) (12th question wrong) (lost ₫8,000,000)

Contestants who missed their 10th questionEdit

Trivia Edit

  • According to the article about the premiere of the show, there had been 3 contestants who left empty-handed after failing to get the first question right.
  • On April 26, 2016, Trần Văn Tiền took the Ask the Audience lifeline in question 1 and 100% of which voted for one answer.
  • On May 6, 2014, Phạm Thị Thu also took the Ask the Audience lifeline on her 8th question and 100% of the audience voted for one answer. The answer turned out to be incorrect.
  • From 2003 to 2007, HTV7 aired a game show called Rồng vàng (translated into English as Golden Dragon) which is similar to the Thai version of WWTBAM.
  • On September 9, 2014, Trần Trúc Anh took the People Speak lifeline on her 9th question and all 3 people gave her the wrong answer. It has also happened many times in addition, since the lifeline is introduced in 2008.
    • Ironically, they were all members of the audience who, at that time, were still learning in university.
  • Since Phan Đăng became the new host, the Fastest Finger First round is dropped and contestants are invited to the studio instead.
  • There has been at least one contestant who incorrectly answered the 14th question.
  • Lê Thị Hồng was a contestant on the show on July 31, 2007, who won ₫1,000,000. She was a wanted crime who took part in the show under a different name and got arrested after 11 years of hiding in Đồng Nai, Vietnam.
  • From 2017 onward, contestants who have chosen their "Phone-a-Friend" option will be using video calls instead of phone calls.
    • However, video calls are rarely used and it was only frequently used in some of the first episodes aired in 2018.
  • Ai Là Triệu Phú temporary stopped airing on March 20, 2018 for one week due to the death of Prime Minister Phan Văn Khải. Instead, Điều ước thứ 7 and Lời ru của mẹ replaced it.
  • On the VTV3 11th anniversary special on March 31, 2009, the three pair of contestants in the episode, for the first time, were ready to left hot seat before the host reveals their answer was incorrect, thanks to their knowledge of the studio lights, having worked for VTV

See also Edit

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