Ken Jennings

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Date of Birth May 23, 1974
Place of Birth Edmonds, Washington
Age 46 years old
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Ken Jennings

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 $5,522,700, 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; a $300,000 second-place prize in Jeopardy's IBM Challenge, when he lost to the Watson computer but became the first human to beat third-place finisher Brad Rutter; a $100,000 second-place prize in the Jeopardy!

Born: Kenneth Wayne Jennings III, May 23, 1974, Edmonds, Washington, U.S.
Alma mater: Brigham Young University
Occupation: Programmer, Author, Game show contestant
Known for: All-time game show winnings leader (US$5,223,414), Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time champion, Holder of longest Jeopardy! winning streak (74 games), Former (now 2nd) highest-earning contestant on Jeopardy! (US$4,522,700)
Spouse(s): Mindy Jennings
Children: 2
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About Ken Jennings

Phenomenal Jeopardy! contestant who won over $2.5 million and won 74 consecutive games before he was defeated by challenger Nancy Zerg on his 75th appearance in 2004.

Before Fame

He studied Computer Science and English at Brigham Young University, where he played for the school's quizbowl team.


He broke the record for the longest winning streak on Jeopardy, winning over $2.5 million total.

Family Life

Due to his father's job as an international lawyer, he grew up in South Korea and Singapore. He has a son, Dylan, with his wife Mindy, whom he married in 2000.


He had the longest winning streak on Jeopardy!, hosted by Alex Trebek.

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  • Best Ever Trivia Show - Best Ever Trivia Show is an American game show airing on the Game Show Network. Debuting on June 10, 2019, the show is hosted by Sherri Shepherd and stars Ken Jennings. A second season, with the series re-titled Master Minds, debuted on April 6, 2020, with Brooke Burns hosting.
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Latest information about Ken Jennings updated on October 29, 2020.

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