In September 1999, RTL made television history and set off an astonishing boom in German TV with the first episode of Wer wird Millionär? (Who Wants to be a Millionaire?).
For more than 12 years, viewers have been glued to the show hosted by Günther Jauch, the undisputed king of the quiz shows.
In the shows leading up to the milestone 1,000th broadcast on February 3, 2012, Jauch attracted 2,051 candidates to nobeo studios, all chasing the dream of becoming a millionaire.
More than 26,500 questions later, in excess of €74 million has changed hands in regular episodes, and seven newly-made millionaires have frolicked in golden confetti at nobeo studio 7.
Three celebrity candidates achieved the same amazing feat in one of the numerous VIP specials.