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This Is the Most Money Ever Won On The Wall
Which lucky pair of Contestants have walked away from The Wall with the highest earnings—and how much?
The Wall is back in action, and a brand new lineup of Contestants face even more twists and turns as they test their knowledge to collect a life-changing cash prize.
Season 5 promises even more game-changing surprises, with over $12 million on the line each game. Host Chris Hardwick returns to see which Players might take home millions with the right combination of winner-worthy teamwork and trivia knowledge. The financial stakes are higher than ever in Season 5, so it's a nail-biting affair.
The Wall is one of the most high-rolling game shows on television, giving away over $25 million to this day. That means there are some high earnings out there. But which knowledgeable Contestants hold the honor of taking home the most moolah? Find some fun statistics about The Wall's most successful Contestants, below.
What's the most money won on The Wall?
The most money won on The Wall by a pair of sharp Contestants is $1,749,907 by Season 3 Players Hecthan and Hector.
Players taking on The Wall can collect cash earning in a variety of ways. Contestants always work together to answer questions correctly, which triggers a green ball to fall down the 40-foot Plinko-style wall to add earnings to the Player's total, called the bank. If a question is answered incorrectly, a red ball drops and deducts money from the team's bank.
Those balls can fall in varying locations across the board, causing Players' banks to fluctuate dramatically. Contestants always compete in pairs, which demands some mighty trust and teamwork to keep earnings high. So much can happen with each question to change the cash prize, which makes the highest-earning Contestants even more impressive.
Over $12 million is on the line each game, with $3 million on the line during a single nail-biting drop. And in Season 5, a pair of high-falling Players bank and then play for $2.8 million, the highest amount in the history of the series. A huge congratulations to the following Wall record-breakers.
#1 Highest-earning Contestants on The Wall: Hecthan and Hector
Season 3, Episode 11
Total Winnings: $1,749,907
Free Fall Amount: $15,400
Correct Answers Bonus (2): $40,000
Discarded Contract Amount: $55,400
#2 Highest-earning Contestants on The Wall: Nellie and Taylor
Season 3, Episode 5
Total Winnings: $1,670,254
Free Fall Amount: $75,343
Correct Answers Bonus (3): $60,000
Discarded Contract Amount: $135,343
#3 Highest-earning Contestants on The Wall: Rebekah and Chris
Season 3, Episode 1
Total Winnings: $1,455,631
Free Fall Amount: $85,234
Correct Answers Bonus (5): $100,000
Discarded Contract Amount: $185,234