Thirty contestants have won the reality competition television show "Survivor," as of 2015. The show has had a total of 460 contestants over its 30 seasons. "Survivor" first aired May 31, 2011, on CBS.
Charlie Parsons created the show that is based off the Swedish reality survival show he created in 1997, "Expedition Robinson." "Survivor" has won seven Primetime Emmys over its first 15 years and has received 30 other nominations over that period. Jeff Probst, the show's host and executive producer, named Sandra Diaz-Twine, John Cochran, Kim Spradlin, Yul Kwon and Rob Mariano as some of his favorite "Survivor" winners in an interview he did with Parade in February 2015.