David Legler, Twenty-One
David Legler won a life-changing $1,765,000 when he appeared on the short-lived game show Twenty-One. He tried dozens of times to get on the television game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, but to no avail. In 2000, at the height of game show popularity he secured a spot on the game show Twenty-One.
Twenty-One was a reboot of the scandal-plagued game show of the 50s. Maury Povich replaced the original host, Jack Barry. The show had a promising start but sadly, it lasted only 5 months. Some blame its short existence on a poor time slot and television executives with little patience. David said the show wasn’t given a proper chance to become the next Who Wants to be a Millionaire?. David won six episodes, but his final winning answer is unknown.