Nobody wants to be

This was probably inevitable, given the state of the Venezuelan economy:

A Venezuelan television station has cancelled the hit game show Who Wants to be a Millionaire? after a recent devaluation of the country’s currency left the top prize essentially meaningless. The devaluation has left the top prize of 1,000,000 bolívar worth around £3.

A whole five bucks.

A squib from Wikipedia:

In many countries there is a distinction between the official exchange rate for permitted transactions and a parallel exchange rate that responds to excess demand for foreign currency at the official exchange rate. The degree by which the parallel exchange rate exceeds the official exchange rate is known as the parallel premium.

Venezuela has dealt with this issue by making it illegal to publish the parallel exchange rate, or even to admit that it exists.

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