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Everyone Wants to Be a Millionaire

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This story of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire originates from the UK. On September 4, 1998, UK television viewers watched a new quiz game show, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, which took the country by storm. By 1999, the new quiz game show, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, had attracted 19 million viewers (an unbelievable figure for a small-sized country like the UK) who were glued to their sets during its telecast. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire was a different kind of quiz game show that was unique in its exceptionally winning concept. The distinctively new quiz game show, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, focused on suspense rather than speed. A participant was asked a maximum number of 15 questions and the prize money doubled with every question.

The new quiz game, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, was so successful that it became the Number One show in the UK. It was hosted by Chris Tarrant . The show soon made its début in the US with the same name. Starting in August, 1999 on the ABC television network, hosted by Regis Philbin , the US version of this quiz game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire quickly drew over 30 million viewers. The money-winning quiz game game show became a phenomenon and inspired local versions in many countries across the globe. In India Kaun Banega Crorepati (Hindi version of this quiz game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire) took off in 2000, with the legendary movie superstar Amitabh Bachchan as its host. Almost overnight, Kaun Banega Crorepati (Hindi version of this quiz game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire) became the Number One quiz game show on Indian television.

The millionaire-making quiz game show did create quite a few millionaires. Listed below are the names of the quiz game winners of the highest prizes in the shows.

United Kingdom

* Judith Keppel, 20 November, 2000
* David Edwards, 21 April, 2001
* Robert Brydges, 29 September, 2001
* Pat Gibson, 24 April, 2004

United States

* John Carpenter, 19 November, 1999
* Dan Blonsky, 18 January, 2000
* Joe Trela, 23 March, 2000
* Bob House, 13 June, 2000
* Kim Hunt, 6 July, 2000
* David Goodman, 11 July, 2000
* Kevin Olmstead, (US$2.18 Million) 10 April, 2001
* Bernie Cullen, 15 April, 2001
* Ed Toutant, ($1.86 Million) 7 September, 2001
* Kevin Smith (First winner of the syndicated version.) 18 February, 2003
* Nancy Christy, (first woman to win US$ 1 million in the U.S. version.) 8 May, 2003


* Harshvardhan Navathe (winner of Kaun Banega Crorepati started in 2000)
* Brajesh Dubey (winner of 10 million rupees in Kaun Banega Crorepati II that started in 2005)
* Ravi Saini (winner of Kaun Banega Crorepati junior)

The quiz game shows were extremely popular and generated a lot of comment and discussion. People talked about the quiz game shows and the questions, discussed winning strategies, mathematical experts analyzed them to predict the odds of winning the big prize. Some commented on the reasons for the show being such a huge success, others were vocal in protesting against the quiz game show, but very few asked the question, "What happened to all those millionaires? How are the millionaires today?" In 2005, The Telegraph, an Indian daily, ran an article featuring interviews of the highest millionaire prize-winners of Kaun Banega Crorepati (Hindi version of this quiz game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire). One would think that these top prize-winners must have surely invested their prize money sensibly and multiplied it many times over by making some smart investments in business, property or shares. Wrong! Most of them are doing exactly what they did before the show. Results were similar in other countries too. Very few of these winners and overnight millionaires have actually been able use this money to create additional wealth for themselves. Most of them have squandered it, lost it, or have made bad investments.
In this above example you can clearly figure out that there is an invisible cause which leads to a visible result.

Your money-map is the invisible cause that leads to your wealth which is the visible result. This money-map guides everyone, just like a road-map, to the goal of money and wealth. The money blueprint can however be utilized to various degrees. 90% of people cannot utilize this money-map and they end up with a bleak financial future.
Your mental world rules your physical world. All that happens in your physical world is really a result and a manifestation of the working of your mental world. If you are in good mood, you enjoy working through the day. The results of your work are excellent, too. You receive compliments. Surveys conducted show that the quality of your work is greatly affected by the condition of your mind. Wouldn’t you agree that when your mind is ailing you end up with poor output? Can you swear that your output is always uniform at all times, under different mental conditions?

Apart from being millionaires, these prize-winners are also human beings. They are people first and millionaires later. Their physical world is also affected by their minds, the same way in which our physical world is affected by our minds. This is why Very few of the prize-winners and overnight millionaires have actually been failed to use their money to create additional wealth for themselves. The actual problem was in their mind which was showing results in his physical world. When you go to watch a movie at a multiplex, what you actually see is an image of what was acted out by the actors before the camera. Whatever is happening in our physical world - our actions - are all images of the real actor, which is the mind. Mastering the art of controlling the master controller, the mind, is your key to money and success.
Published: 2008-07-21
Author: Chitralekha Chakraborty

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