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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 161
    Down 93
    1982 More
    92
  2. 2
    Up 139
    Down 66

    Kim Spradlin

    90
  3. 3
    Up 137
    Down 88

    the people's #1
    Sandra Diaz-Twine

    89
  4. 4
    Up 137
    Down 69
    1975 More
    88
  5. 5
    Up 157
    Down 121
    1975 More
    88
  6. 6
    Up 108
    Down 81

    most listed
    Tom Westman

    1964 More
    88
  7. 7
    Up 110
    Down 81
    1961 More
    87
  8. 8
    Up 103
    Down 57
    1973 More
    86
  9. 9
    Up 87
    Down 66
    1984 More
    79
  10. 10
    Up 94
    Down 61
    1985 More
    79
  11. 11
    Up 88
    Down 62
    1960 More
    78
  12. 12
    Up 73
    Down 75

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Chris Daugherty

    1970 More
    76
  13. 13
    Up 93
    Down 63
    1975 More
    76
  14. 14
    Up 86
    Down 70
    1951 More
    75
  15. 15
    Up 90
    Down 51

    Denise Stapley

    73
  16. 16
    Up 69
    Down 76
    1968 More
    72
  17. 17
    Up 76
    Down 68
    1981 More
    71
  18. 18
    Up 85
    Down 79
    1978 More
    70
  19. 19
    Up 78
    Down 56
    1971 More
    69
  20. 20
    Up 74
    Down 65
    1981 More
    69
  21. 21
    Up 68
    Down 92
    1983 More
    61
  22. 22
    Up 58
    Down 83

    Jud Birza

    57
  23. 23
    Up 44
    Down 22
    1979 More
    57
  24. 24
    Up 64
    Down 93

    Sophie Clarke

    56
  25. 25
    Up 53
    Down 92

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Vecepia Towery

    1965 More
    53
  26. 26
    Up 44
    Down 51
    1981 More
    34
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