It was never stated that before splitting the coins, the people can't "talk" it over. Essentially this means that Thomas Chris and Steve can work together to get rid of Jony and Bray, no matter what generous offers they make, and they promise to split it somewhat equally so 333 to Chris and Steve, and 334 to Thomas. However, when it gets to Thomas, as was pre-arranged, Chris and Steve disagree and with 2/3 votes against him, Thomas is killed. Chris would have to promise Steve more coins than Chris gets and this should be enough to persuade him as they all value Rank and Coins equally. However, Chris does the opposite and gives himself all 1000 coins, and since there are only 2 people left, even if Steve votes against this, as 1/2 isn't a majority vote, Chris still keeps the coins. So the final line up would be:
Jony [X] Bray [X] Thomas [X] Chris  Steve [X]
They are all very smart so they realize if it was a perfect world they would each get 1/5 the prize. Jony, who values his life more than rank would take 10 less to ensure he gets the votes of the others. He has 1/5 vote himself and only needs 2, Bray who wouldn't want to risk his life would vote, and you count on either Thomas, Chris, or Steve having a brain to just accept it rather than risking a worse scenario. Youtube name:xcashcopx
Since a requirement is that Jony has to die, therefore:
Since they are friends and they are all very smart, they value the friendship between them more than the their rank or amount of money received. Therefore all the friends, but Jony(since he has to die), split the money equally, and continue living their lives as friends =)
Jony [X] Bray [X] Thomas [X] Chris  Steve 
Chris and Steve make are smart enough to make a plot in which they each get half the money (seeing as they're the last positions and the outcome would eventually be up to them. Since they value coins more than rank, they don't care what happens to the other people (in this case both Chris and Steve would be leaders in the end and then split the money). Chris and Steve, good job in the proest merch scam ever ^^
Jony [X] Bray Thomas Chris Steve Question:how would the result be if Jony die? Steve n Chris won't die because by the time they become leader , there will be at least half of the votes. And as stated, all of them wan to be leader n value their rank and coins(same), they won't vote okay with the split. So Bray have to make Thomas to vote for him so he will not die. As we can see all of them are very smart and value their life the most. Bray can keep the 1000 coins for himself and vote for himself. Thomas in the other hand have no choice because if he didn't vote for bray, bray will die and the next leader will be him and he sure cannot survive. Youtube name :xwadla
wow now i REALLY feel like a douche lol, the guy who got it first and showed his work was correct even in logic for the most part (just didnt explain why steve ONLY needs 1 coin, which i think is crucial)
but oh well, good job to those who legit figured it out
OMG my bad there is only one answer, I'm really sorry I spoke too soon I wish I could delete my other posts.
Steve knows Thomas can't possibly have leader since once Bray has leader he would be the final leader and Steve would get nothing.
So Jony owes Chris 2 coins, Thomas 1 coin, and Steve 1 coin (since Thomas would opt to give Steve 1 coin (each leader cant give the person 1 rank below them any money because that person won't vote for them anyway, so Thomas won't give Chris a coin), but he will never be leader, and with Bray Steve would get nothing, only Chris would get a coin). Therefore, Steve is happy with 1 coin.
Therefore, Jony goes for the cheapest alternative : Jony  Bray  Thomas  Chris  Steve 
So I guess the answer was already found (just not with the correct logic perhaps, or maybe I just over thought this)
ANYYYYYYYYYWAY i think the first person who chose the right answer, even if it was with incorrect logic, should be the one who gets the prize