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Chi vuol essere milionario? (English translation: Who wants to be a millionaire?) is an Italian-language Italian game show based on the original British format of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. The show is hosted by Gerry Scotti. The objective of the game is to win €1 million by answering 15 multiple-choice questions correctly. There are four lifelines - fifty fifty (cinquante cinquanta), phone a friend (telefonata a casa), ask the audience (aiuto al pubblico) and switch the question (switch, the lifeline is unlocked when player won €3,000.Chi vuol essere milionario? is broadcast from 2002 to today. It is shown on the Italian television station Canale 5. When a contestant gets the fifth question correct, he will leave with at least €3,000. When a contestant gets the tenth question correct, he will leave with at least €20,000.

Chi vuol essere milionario? – Edizione Straordinaria (Who wants to Be a Millionaire? - Extraordinary edition) was the special editions aired from December 15, 2008 to March 29, 2009.

The game's prizes Edit

In second version of Chi vuol essere milionario? (today series), there are fifteen questions and there are these prizes for questions:

Question
No.
Correct Answer
Value
Walk Away
Value
Miss Answer
Value
Amount Lost for a
Wrong Answer
1 €500 €0 €0 €0
2 €1,000 €500 €0 €500
3 €1,500 €1,000 €0 €1,000
4 €2,000 €1,500 €0 €1,500
5 €3,000 €2,000 €0 €2,000
6 €5,000 €3,000 €3,000 €0
7 €7,000 €5,000 €3,000 €2,000
8 €10,000 €7,000 €3,000 €4,000
9 €15,000 €10,000 €3,000 €7,000
10 €20,000 €15,000 €3,000 €12,000
11 €30,000 €20,000 €20,000 €0
12 €70,000 €30,000 €20,000 €10,000
13 €150,000 €70,000 €20,000 €50,000
14 €300,000 €150,000 €20,000 €130,000
15 €1,000,000 €300,000 €20,000 €280,000

In first version of Chi vuol essere milionario?, there were fifteen questions and there were these prizes for questions:

Question
No.
Correct Answer
Value
Walk Away
Value
Miss Answer
Value
Amount Lost for a
Wrong Answer
1 €50 €0 €0 €0
2 €100 €50 €0 €50
3 €200 €100 €0 €100
4 €300 €200 €0 €200
5 €500 €300 €0 €300
6 €1,000 €500 €500 €0
7 €2,000 €1,000 €500 €500
8 €4,000 €2,000 €500 €1,500
9 €8,000 €4,000 €500 €3,500
10 €16,000 €8,000 €500 €7,500
11 €35,000 €16,000 €16,000 €0
12 €70,000 €35,000 €16,000 €19,000
13 €150,000 €70,000 €16,000 €54,000
14 €300,000 €150,000 €16,000 €134,000
15 €1,000,000 €300,000 €16,000 €284,000

Chi vuol essere miliardario? Edit

Chi Vuol Essere Miliardario

From 2000 to 2001, a previous version of Chi vuol essere milionario? was broadcast at Canale 5. It was called Chi vuol essere miliardario? (English translation: Who Wants to Be a Billionaire?). As in today's version, Gerry Scotti was the host. The biggest prize was ₤1,000,000,000 (€516,456), as the currency in Italy, until 2001, was the lira. There was one winner of 1 billion lire, Francesca Cinelli.

Money tree of Chi vuol essere miliardario? Edit

Question
No.
Correct Answer
Value
Walk Away
Value
Miss Answer
Value
Amount Lost for a
Wrong Answer
1 ₤100,000 (€51) ₤0 ₤0 ₤0
2 ₤200,000 (€103) ₤100,000 ₤0 ₤100,000
3 ₤300,000 (€154) ₤200,000 ₤0 ₤200,000
4 ₤500,000 (€258) ₤300,000 ₤0 ₤300,000
5 ₤1,000,000 (€516) ₤500,000 ₤0 ₤500,000
6 ₤2,000,000 (€1,032) ₤1,000,000 ₤1,000,000 ₤0
7 ₤4,000,000 (€2,065) ₤2,000,000 ₤1,000,000 ₤1,000,000
8 ₤8,000,000 (€4,131) ₤4,000,000 ₤1,000,000 ₤3,000,000
9 ₤16,000,000 (€8,263) ₤8,000,000 ₤1,000,000 ₤7,000,000
10 ₤32,000,000 (€16,526) ₤16,000,000 ₤1,000,000 ₤15,000,000
11 ₤64,000,000 (€33,053) ₤32,000,000 ₤32,000,000 ₤0
12 ₤125,000,000 (€64,557) ₤64,000,000 ₤32,000,000 ₤32,000,000
13 ₤250,000,000 (€129,114) ₤125,000,000 ₤32,000,000 ₤93,000,000
14 ₤500,000,000 (€258,228) ₤250,000,000 ₤32,000,000 ₤218,000,000
15 ₤1,000,000,000 (€516,456) ₤500,000,000 ₤32,000,000 ₤468,000,000

Questions for biggest prize Edit

These are only questions, with which people have won the biggest prize, not resigned from playing. Here are these questions:

  • Francesca Cinelli - 18 March 2001 [1]
₤1,000,000,000 (15 of 15) - Not Timed
If you were Albert King, what would be your profession?
• A: Writing • B: Television journalism
• C: Piloting of Formula One car • D: Music
  • Davide Pavesi - 17 October 2004
€1,000,000 (15 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the name of the scientist who helped Kant formulate a theory about the solar system?
• A: Laplace • B: Lavoisier
• C: Faraday • D: Gauss
  • Michela De Paoli - January 27, 2011
€1,000,000 (15 of 15) - Not Timed
According to Genesis, which was the first action taken by Adam left the Garden of Eden?
'Ask the Audience, 'Phone-A-Friend' and '50:50' lifelines used.
• A: He offered sacrifices to God • B: He worked the land
• C: He joined Eve • D: Built a house
Ask the Audience Results: A: 15% • B: 52% • C: 17% • D: 16%

Top Prize winners Edit

€300,000 Winners Edit

Trivia Edit

Sources Edit

References Edit

  1. la Repubblica

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