Occupation: Oil company entrepreneur Past appearances:Samoa (runner-up) His M.O.: Host Jeff Probst called Russell "the best player in Survivor history." Coming straight from a grueling Samoa season, Russell says he's thrilled to play with "the best of the best." The fact that the alumni won't know his game makes him happy, too. "I think I am going to be fine for a little while," he says, "because I'll be the Shambo. I'll be the person these folks will want to take with them."