None of the contestants knew that they were going to get anything out of this competition, but all were surprised with money rewards! Jennifer Aniston announces that the previous contestants will each receive $30,000. The runner-ups, Brandi Milloy and Cameron Johnson, will receive $100,000. Stephen, the winner, gets $1,000,000! He has to spend $500,000 on giving to others and he can do what he wants with the other $500,000.
The winner of Oprah's Big Give season one is Stephen Paletta. He gets a $500,000 prize to keep plus $500,000 to give big further.
Each of the previous contestants (Rachael Hollingsworth, Kim Prentiss, Eric Klein, Olussegun "Sheg" Aranmolate, Marlene Snipes, Angelo Adams, and Carlana Stone) that were decided off the show come back for a little reunion.
Oprah Winfrey: (At the end of the finale) This is a show designed after my own heart. It is my deepest hope that all of you, who have watched this over the weeks will continue giving and that giving and giving and giving becomes a national movement. Find your own way to Give Big. Your challenge starts now!
This was the last episode of Oprah's Big Give.