The Real Winners of Succession? Fans Who Correctly Chose the New C.E.O.

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2023-05-30 19:50:13  • 4 mins

Viewers placed friendly bets on who they thought would take control of Waystar Royco. Some jackpots went up to $1,000.

This article contains spoilers for the season finale of Succession.

About an hour after Succession aired its final episode on Sunday night, Justin An spent about $1,000 on new clothes.

Mr. An didnt want to miss out on any Memorial Day sales and had just come into the money after correctly guessing that Tom Wambsgans would succeed Logan Roy as the head of the news and entertainment conglomerate Waystar Royco.

Weeks before the shows finale, he and four of his friends each wagered $200 on who would become the companys new chief executive.

I just knew it wasnt Kendall, Roman or Shiv, none of the Roy siblings, Mr. An, a 26-year-old marketing strategist in New York, said. And honestly, thats all I really had to go off of. Tom seemed like the next-best person in line for the role.

Mr. An is one of many people who placed friendly wagers ahead of the end of Succession. Over the shows four seasons of schemes, betrayals and reconciliations, fans watched as the ultrawealthy, venal Roy children (Kendall, Roman, Shiv and Connor) sought the approval of their father, Logan, and tried to make a play for the top position.

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