As he explains in this YouTube video, Jeopardy's long-time Executive Producer, Harry Friedman, said the show would not have agreed to take part in a stunt or a gimmick. Here at a January 13 press conference, Friedman announces that IBM will donate 100% of Watson's winnings to charity. Human contestants Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter have agreed to give half of their winnings to charity. The winner gets $1 million. The second-place finisher gets $300,000. Third place nets $200,000.