Eamonn Holmes
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FOX: November 1, 2006
12 Yard Productions
Fox Broadcasting Company

Holmes: Wanna be rich? (Echo, Echo, Echo) Thompson: From the producers of The Weakest Link, comes the most anticipated game show of the year. (insert montage clip) Thompson: Where two complete strangers, get the chance to win more money...(insert montage clip) Thompson: ...Than on any other game show in the world, just by completing lists. (insert montage clip) Thompson: It's the only show in the world, where their is no limit, to how rich you can get. (insert montage clip). Thompson: America, it's time to play...THE RICH LIST!

The Rich List was a short-lived, one episode only primetime game show on Fox where two players who had never scene each other before the show had to list items under a certain topic in order to win money. based on the British format called Who Dares Wins (not to be confused with the stunt and dare show from Australia that aired in reruns on GSN in 2001 of the same name).


Main GameEdit

Two teams of two players each competed. The teams were placed in separate soundproof booths, with audio that could be turned on or off by the host, much like Twenty One. The host would announce the category from the list, such as "Tom Cruise Movies" or "Top 50 Broadway Shows of All Time" for example, and the teams would take turns bidding on how many they though they could name.

The host would switch the audio on and off between booths as the bidding continued, then turn them both on when one team dared the other to fulfill the bid. That team would then need to come up with that many correct answers in a row in order to win the list. However, one mistake would awarded to their opponents. The first team to win two lists won the game and goes to the bonus round.


If both team won one list, a sudden death tiebreaker was played. The host would give a category and both booths were switched on. The teams took turns giving one answer at a time. In order to win the list and the game, one team would have to give a correct answer while their opponents missed one.

Bonus RoundEdit

The winning team was given a new category by Holmes and had the chance to supply up to 15 correct answers. Winnings increased after every third one as shown in the table below.

Right Answers Winnings
3 $10,000
6 $25,000
9 $75,000
12 $150,000
15 $250,000

If a wrong answer was given at any time, the team would lose all accumulated money from that bonus round, but previous winnings were safe. After every third answer, they could choose to keep all the money they've won so far or go on. Regardless of the outcome, they would have returned to play against a new pair of opponents. Only a single loss in the main game could have eliminated the champions.


The Money List - an equally short-lived remake and revival of The Rich List that aired on GSN as part of their Big Saturday Night block in 2009.



In the premiere episode, host Holmes said, "Our top prize is so big...well, we don't have a top prize!" even though the top prize of the show is $250,000.

This is the second game show after You're in the Picture that was cancelled after just one episode.

After one episode due to poor ratings, the show was pulled from its time slot to be replaced by a special new episode of The O.C..

Originally, six episode were taped, but only one episode aired while the other five episodes were shelved for good.

International VersionsEdit

Countries that have previously aired their versions of The Rich/Money List includes:

  • Argentina (with Susana Gimenez)
  • Australia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • New Zealand
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom (country that originated the program as Who Dares Wins)


Based on the British format Who Dares Wins by Jim Cannon, Andy Culpin, Sam Pollard and David Young though the show hasn't even started in the UK yet.


Official Website (via Internet Archive)

YouTube VideosEdit

The Rich List (U.S. Intro)
The Rich List (U.S. Ending)