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Ken Jennings

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Birthday ***, 1974
Place of Birth Edmonds, Washington
Age 46 years old
Zodiac Sign Gemini
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Ken Jennings

Kenneth Wayne Jennings III is an American game show contestant, author, and television presenter. 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 consecutive 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!

BornKenneth Wayne Jennings III, May 23, 1974, Edmonds, Washington, U.S.
Alma materBrigham Young University (BA, BS)
OccupationGame show contestant, television presenter, author, podcaster
Years active2004–present
Known forHolding the record for all-time American game show winnings, Having the longest Jeopardy! winning streak
Children2
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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.

Ken Jennings before fame

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

Achievement of Ken Jennings

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

Ken Jennings 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.

Associations of Ken Jennings

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

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Latest information about Ken Jennings updated on May 07, 2021.