Everybody loves a good game show. Shows like Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy!, and The Price Is Right have become staples on American television. We all adore gathering around the TV to watch everyday Joes or Janes use their humor, wit, brains, and intuition to try and solve puzzles and quizzes. Not only are the game’s prizes usually pretty fantastic, but winners also get to take home insane amounts of money.
In fact, the stunning amount of money taken home by the biggest game show winner will make your jaw drop.
15. George Smoot, $1,000,000 on Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?
No one was shocked when George Smoot took home the $1,000,000 on Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? After all, Smoot is a Nobel Prize-winning astrophysicist and cosmologist. Looking back, it doesn’t seem very fair that he competed at all.
We’re sure he used his winnings for something fancy that none of us can pronounce.
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