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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
The correct answer is D.

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