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Andrew O'Keefe
Title richlist 071
Seven Network: 29 January 2007-14 January 2009
12 Yard

The Rich List Based on the U.K. format Who Dares Wins (not to be confused with the dare and stunt show of the same name) two teams (whom have never met each other up to that point) try to name as many items relating to the topic as they can while competing against each other for a no-limit cash prize of $250,000.


The main game consists of two rounds, A best of three no money amount lists followed by "The Rich List" where a team can win $250,000 for completing each list with 15 answers. as there is no time limit to how many "Rich Lists" a team can partially or fully complete and therefore, teams are capable of winning an unlimited amount of money.

Best of Three ListsEdit

Two teams of individual people play, one of which are the champions from the previous episode and the other are a new pair of challengers, are presented to the audience. the two teams (whom have not met before the show) are placed in separate soundproof isolation booths, with audio that is turned off by O'Keefe. as he announces the category for the list, such as (Wimbledon men's single champions) or (Squares from a Monopoly Board) then ask a the challengers to place a bid on the number of items they must name to win that list. The host switches the audio on and off between the booths as the bidding continues. Note that if Players do not feel they can bid higher than their opponents' bid, they can choose to bluff their bids (as the opponents cannot hear the other team's conversation) in an attempt to pressure the opponents to raise their bids further. The host then turns both audios on when one team has challenged the other to fulfill the bid. The challenged team must list in a row as many items as they can in order to win the list. However, if one of the teams makes one mistake along the way, then the list is awarded to the opposing team. The first team to win two lists has won the best of three and goes on the play "The Rich List".

The Rich ListEdit

The winning team moves on to "The Rich List" where the host gives the team a new category and the chance to supply up to 15 correct answers. Winnings increase after every third correct answer is given.

If a wrong answer is given at any time, then the team loses all accumulated money they won up to that point. but all winnings from the previous "Rich List" that the team has completed are safe. after every third answer, they can choose to stop playing, winning all the money accumulated from the current "Rich List" to play on, until the team lists all 15 answers, therefore winning $250,000.  Regardless of the outcome, the team then returns to the isolation soundproof booth to play another game against a new pair of opponents. Only a loss when playing "The Best of Three Lists" can eliminates teams from the show.

Money Tree as the amounts goes as follows:

  • $250,000
  • 14
  • 13
  • $150,000
  • 11
  • 10
  • $75,000
  • 8
  • 7
  • $25,000
  • 5
  • 4
  • $10,000
  • 2
  • 1


If each team wins one list apiece, a sudden death tiebreaker is played. as O'Keefe gives the category, both the booths are switched on and the teams alternate their answers. In order to win the lists and the best out of three, one team must give an incorrect answer while the others team gives an correct answer. In case both teams fail to name an item on the same turn, both teams get another chance to name another item. Should they fail, another tiebreaker list will be used to break the tie.



The Rich List was cancelled just after two episodes due to poor ratings.


Official Website (via Internet Archive)

YouTube LinksEdit


"The Rich List" promo #1
"The Rich List" promo #2
Olympics Promo

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