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American game show contestant and writer

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Ken Jennings: American game show contestant and writer
Kenneth Wayne Jennings III is an American game show contestant and author. He is the highest-earning American game show contestant of all time. Jennings holds the record for the longest winning streak on the U.S. game show Jeopardy! with 74 wins. He also holds the record for the highest average correct responses per game in Jeopardy! history with 35.9 during his original run and 33.1 overall including tournaments and special events. In 2004, Jennings won 74 consecutive Jeopardy! games before he was defeated by challenger Nancy Zerg on his 75th appearance. His total earnings on Jeopardy! are $4,522,700, consisting of: $2,520,700 over his 74 wins, a $2,000 second-place prize in his 75th appearance, a $500,000 second-place prize in the Jeopardy! Ultimate Tournament of Champions (2005), a $300,000 second-place prize in Jeopardy's IBM Challenge (2011), when he lost to the Watson computer but became the first human to best third-place finisher Brad Rutter, a $100,000 second-place prize in the Jeopardy! Battle of the Decades (2014), a $100,000 second-place prize in the Jeopardy! All-Star Games (2019), and a $1,000,000 first-place prize in the Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time (2020).


'Jeopardy!' GOAT Ken Jennings interview: 'I ended up enjoying it more than I planned'

Ken Jennings tells USA TODAY he didn't want to play in the 'Jeopardy!' Greatest of All Time tourney because he didn't think he would win. He did.
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'Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time' Night 3: We're inching closer to a winner

ABC's "Greatest of All Time" tournament kicked into high gear. After Thursday's match, Ken Jennings is a step closer.
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Videos for Ken Jennings

Ken Jennings wins 'Jeopardy! the Ggeatest of all time' [Video]Ken Jennings wins 'Jeopardy! the Ggeatest of all time'

The 45-year-old took home $1 million after claiming victory in the fourth match of the series.

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'Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time' Game 2 recap: The competition – and the joking – heats up

ABC's "Greatest of All Time" tournament kicked into high gear, with the players working to, as Ken Jennings put it, "leave something in the tank."
USATODAY.com - Published

'Jeopardy!' GOAT contestants on tourney, Alex Trebek: 'He's the best who's ever done it'

"Jeopardy!" champs James Holzhauer, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter discuss "Greatest of All Time" tourney strategy and working again with Alex Trebek.
USATODAY.com - Published

'Jeopardy!' recap: Who won Night 1 of the quiz show's 'Greatest of All Time' tournament?

Ken Jennings, James Holzhauer and Brad Rutter lived up to their champions billing in Night 1 of the "Jeopardy! Greatest of All Time" tournament.
USATODAY.com - Published

It's here: Three top 'Jeopardy!' champs face off in ABC's Greatest of All Time tournament

The top three all-time 'Jeopardy!' winners – James Holzhauer, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter – will duel in a January prime-time tournament on ABC.
USATODAY.com - Published

Ken Jennings is ready to face off against 'Jeopardy!' champ James Holzhauer: It's 'inevitable'

If you ask Ken Jennings, a throw-down with James Holzhauer is not in jeopardy. Jennings also shared what advice he's given to the dethroned champ.
USATODAY.com - Published

'Jeopardy!' champ Ken Jennings salutes James Holzhauer's 'reign of destruction' ‏

'Jeopardy!' champ Ken Jennings doffed his cap to James Holzhauer's 'reign of destruction' after it ended Monday - in superhero fashion.
USATODAY.com - Published

How Emma Boettcher Beat James Holzhauer on ‘Jeopardy!’

The 27-year-old librarian from Chicago dethroned Holzhauer before he was able to beat Ken Jennings’s record.
NYTimes.com - Published

What Is a Spoiler? This Story About ‘Jeopardy!’ Phenom James Holzhauer

On Monday, the show’s most dominant player in years can surpass the $2.5 million Ken Jennings won during his famous streak. Read on if you want to learn what happened.
NYTimes.com - Published

"Jeopardy!" champ James Holzhauer could set record tonight

Holzhauer is just $58,000 shy of Ken Jennings' $2.52 million--but now a video purports to show him losing
CBS News - Published

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