The Benefactor News
August 30, 2004
What would you do for a million dollars? Billionaire businessman and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is about to find out because he is "The Benefactor," and he's set to give away a million bucks to a complete stranger. Why has he agreed to give away such a large sum of money? Because he can't wait to figure out how America's applicants will prove to him that they deserve it! Sixteen contestants will vie for the money in a competition full of emotional, dramatic challenges - tests of character, intelligence, heart and maybe a little bit of luck.
March 23, 2004
ABC has announced details for the audition process of their latest RTV offering, The Benefactor. Billionaire businessman and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban will be giving away a million bucks to a complete stranger.
The rules and criteria that Cuban will use to make the decision on who will get his million dollars have not been released.
That has not stopped them from opening up the audition process. Details have been mailed to subscribers of Reality TV Calendars Casting Central Newsletter.
In an ABC press release Cuban said, "Everyone has dreamed of getting rich, and I want to help one lucky person get there. This isn't a traditional contest. You don't need special talents. I'm not looking to find out who is the grossest, funniest, prettiest, smartest or able to go without food or water the longest. The right person is going to get on my good side at the right time and, whoever that is, is going to walk away with a check for one million dollars."