KEN Jennings is a game show contestant and host, writer, and television presenter.
He is the highest-paid American game show candidate of all time.
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How much money did Ken Jennings win at Jeopardy !?
In 2004 Jennings won 74 consecutive Jeopardy! Play before being defeated by a challenger Nancy Zerg.
He currently holds a record for the longest winning streak at Jeopardy!
He also holds the record for the highest average correct answers per game in Jeopardy! 33.1 total history including tournaments and special events.
His total earnings at Jeopardy! are $ 4,522,700 consisting of: $ 2,520,700 over his 74 wins; a $ 2,000 prize for second place on his 75th appearance.
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Jennings also won a $ 500,000 award for second place in the Jeopardy! Ultimate Tournament of Champions (2005); $ 300,000 in prize money for second place in Jeopardy’s IBM Challenge (2011).
In addition, he won second place for $ 100,000 in Jeopardy! Battle of the Decades (2014); $ 100,000 in prize money for second place (his share of his team’s $ 300,000 in prize money) in the Jeopardy! All-Star Games (2019); and a cash prize of $ 1 million for first place in the Jeopardy! The greatest of all time (2020).
In 2006 he published a book about his experiences and American trivia history entitled Brainiac: Adventures in the Curious, Competitive, Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs.
In September 2020 he joined Jeopardy! As a consulting producer.
Trebek had hosted the show since 1984 and turned 8,200 episodes until his death on November 8th.
Who’s new Jeopardy! Host Mike Richards?
Mike Richards is an American television producer and game show host.
The 46-year-old has hosted The Pyramid, Divided, Beauty and The Geek and High School Reunion.
He attended Pepperdine University in California and is married to Stephanie Richards.
Mike was the front runner after a number of guest hosts for the Jeopardy! Solo performance.
Mike said he was “deeply honored” and added, “Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined being selected to take on a role of this magnitude.”
“I feel incredibly humble to step behind the lectern and will work tirelessly to ensure that our brilliant candidates shine in every single episode.”
“Alex believed that the game itself and the participants were the most important aspects of the show. I was fortunate enough to experience his professionalism, intensity and friendliness up close and that will serve as the ultimate blueprint as we continue to produce the show we love. “
Recently, a memo – received from The Hollywood Reporter – was reportedly sent to staff confirming that Mike had been asked to “host the show.”
Who is Mike Richards co-host?
The Big Bang Theory’s Mayim Balik will also host the spin-off specials.
The first ABC special Mayim will host is called Jeopardy! National University Championship.
Ravi Ahuja, Chairman of Global Television Studios and Corporate Development at Sony Pictures, told THR, “We’re excited to begin the next chapter of America’s Favorite Quiz Show, with Mike hosting our daily show and Mayim hosting new versions of Jeopardy!”
Mayim added, “What started with my 15 year old repeating a rumor from Instagram that I was invited to host the show has become one of the most exciting and surreal opportunities of my life!
“I’m so grateful and excited to continue working with Mike Richards and I’m just over the moon to be working with him and Sony. After all of the talk we’ve had about this partnership, I’m just so ready to ‘go!’