Harald Schmidt, from Cologne, appeared as a contestant on Wer wird Millionär?, the German version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, on November 30, 2000, answered the 14th question wrong and walked away with DM 32,000.
He appeared on the show for a second time on November 24, 2005 when he managed to see the final question after answering his 14th question correctly. He walked away with €500,000.
Harald Schmidt's Runs
First run (partial)
|DM 500,000 (14 of 15) - Not timed
|The word "Fakir" comes from Arabic and means literally...?|
'Phone-a-Friend' and '50:50' lifelines used
|• A: Brave
||• B: Patient
|• C: Poor
||• D: Strength
|His friend Manuel said it was probably D. Harald went with him, yet it was the wrong answer.
Second run (partial)
|€1,000,000 (15 of 15) - Not timed
|What holds the eagle in its claws on the coat of arms of Austria?
|• A: Cornucopia and ear
||• B: Crown and scepter
|• C: The Sword and the Cross
||• D: Hammer and Sickle