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The All-Time Greatest Survivor Winners

List Criteria: Only open to those who have won a series of CBS's "Survivor." Vote for the top champions.

List of the top contestants who have won a season of the reality TV series "Survivor." This list includes all Survivor winners - the champions who have proven to be the toughest, wiliest and fiercest competitors. The 26th season of "Survivor" - to be called "Survivor: Caramoan — Fans vs. Favorites" - debuted on US television in February 2013. This list contains the 24 "Survivor" winners, including Sandra Diaz-Twine, the only "Survivor" castaway to win two seasons. (Diaz-Twine took the prize in "Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains" which pit two tribes of returning players against one another.)

The American show "Survivor" - which debuted in the summer of 2000 on CBS - is based on the Swedish TV series "Expedition Robinson" which was originally aired in 1997. The reality competition show begins with a group of strangers placed in an isolated location (often tropical). Often, these contestants are split into teams (called "tribes"). They must then figure out how to survive in the harsh environment - finding food and water, building shelter, and so forth - while competing against the other team in challenges to earn rewards. Competitions also determine which contestants will receive "immunity," meaning they cannot be expelled from the game by their fellow contestants for that week. The season's champion is typically determined by a jury made up of contestants who have been voted off, and receives a $1 million prize.

"Survivor" seasons have been set all around the world, including Africa, Borneo, Thailand, The Amazon, Palau, the Cook Islands and China. The 23rd and 24th seasons were both set in Upolu, Samoa.

So who is the greatest Survivor winner of all time? That's up to you to decide.

Also check out our Ultimate List of the Best Overall Survivor Seasons
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  1. 1
    Up 166
    Down 95
    1982 More
    92
  2. 2
    Up 142
    Down 68

    Kim Spradlin

    90
  3. 3
    Up 164
    Down 122
    1975 More
    89
  4. 4
    Up 141
    Down 90

    the people's #1
    Sandra Diaz-Twine

    89
  5. 5
    Up 141
    Down 70
    1975 More
    89
  6. 6
    Up 111
    Down 82

    most listed
    Tom Westman

    1964 More
    88
  7. 7
    Up 111
    Down 83
    1961 More
    87
  8. 8
    Up 106
    Down 58
    1973 More
    87
  9. 9
    Up 90
    Down 68
    1984 More
    79
  10. 10
    Up 96
    Down 62
    1985 More
    79
  11. 11
    Up 90
    Down 63
    1960 More
    79
  12. 12
    Up 75
    Down 76

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Chris Daugherty

    1970 More
    77
  13. 13
    Up 96
    Down 65
    1975 More
    76
  14. 14
    Up 88
    Down 72
    1951 More
    75
  15. 15
    Up 92
    Down 52

    Denise Stapley

    73
  16. 16
    Up 71
    Down 78
    1968 More
    73
  17. 17
    Up 88
    Down 80
    1978 More
    71
  18. 18
    Up 77
    Down 69
    1981 More
    71
  19. 19
    Up 78
    Down 65
    1981 More
    70
  20. 20
    Up 81
    Down 57
    1971 More
    70
  21. 21
    Up 69
    Down 92
    1983 More
    61
  22. 22
    Up 58
    Down 84

    Jud Birza

    57
  23. 23
    Up 45
    Down 23
    1979 More
    57
  24. 24
    Up 64
    Down 95

    Sophie Clarke

    56
  25. 25
    Up 53
    Down 93

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Vecepia Towery

    1965 More
    53
  26. 26
    Up 47
    Down 51
    1981 More
    35
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