His hair has become a little longer, he himself is a year older: But has Johannes Volkmann (24) also become smarter? The grandson of a famous German politician continues his guessing round with moderator Günther Jauch six weeks after his first appearance on “Wer wird Millionär” – and fails on a question about Germany, of all things.
- In January Günther Jauch welcomed Johannes Volkmann as a candidate at “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?”
- He is the grandson of Helmut Kohl
The quiz is continued with him six weeks after the broadcast, but he fails because of the Germany question
Already at the beginning of January 2021 he caused a stir at “Wer wird Millionär”: Johannes Volkmann is the grandson of political legend Helmut Kohl (CDU), is, like his famous grandfather, in the CDU and studies in Oxford.
On the first broadcast, it took him less than five seconds to answer the selection question correctly. No wonder, given the political background: At the time, Jauch wanted to know the current heads of government of Germany, Denmark, Iceland and New Zealand from the candidates. Apparently no problem for Kohl’s grandson.
The overhang candidate welcomed Günther Jauch with longer hair, but equally motivated. And he had to, as he had no more jokers left after his first guessing round.
“Who will be a millionaire”: candidate Johannes Volkmann has to give up after questioning Germany
The possible answers to the 125,000 euro question were:
- A: Federal Alcohol Office
- B: Federal Hemp Agency
- C: Federal Nicotine Office
- D: Federal Opium Agency
Johannes Volkmann weighed things up carefully, relying on his knowledge of the designation of German authorities: there is no authority called “office”, he argued. This is the case in the USA, for example at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, or FBI for short.
“Who will be a millionaire”: Johannes Volkmann cannot answer the question about Germany
But the 24-year-old also has a hard time thinking about the other answer options. Before he gambled away the hard earned money, Johannes Volkmann got out. He himself would have typed A, that is, the Federal Alcohol Office – the word “office” seemed official enough to him. Fortunately, however, he listened to his intuition and left the quiz early, because the federal opium agency would have been correct. It guards the legal trade in narcotics in Germany.
“Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”: Johannes Volkmann wins 64,000 euros
And so Johannes Volkmann secured the 64,000 euros. Is he sticking to his original plan of buying a new car? “I will also donate money to charitable causes,” said the Oxford student. One part should go to his local church community, another to various NGOs. (mg)