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Ken Jennings's Biography

Kenneth Wayne "Ken" Jennings III (born May 23, 1974) is an American game show contestant and author. Jennings is noted for holding the record for the longest winning streak on the U.S. syndicated game show Jeopardy! and as being the all-time leading money winner on American game shows. In 2004, Jennings won 74 Jeopardy! games before he was defeated by challenger Nancy Zerg on his 75th appearance. His total earnings on Jeopardy! are $3,172,700, 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, as well as half of a $300,000 prize in the IBM Challenge.

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"Jeopardy" game show contestant Brad Rutter(L), host Alex Trebek(C) and contestant Ken Jennings(R)
"Jeopardy" game show contestant Brad Rutter(L), host Alex Trebek(C) and contestant Ken Jennings(R)
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Ken Jennings News Stories

  • Listen to This: Savage Lovecast with Dan Savage

      News Source: The Guardian | 27 days ago
    A pastor who likes watching pornography is scared he'll get caught...As part of our new Listen to This series, we caught up with Savage for a quick conversation about his advice podcast, Savage Lovecast . The conversation quickly derailed into a long
  • Why Connecting Is Superior

      News Source: Turks and Caicos Free Press | 1 month ago
    Today we create a mind-boggling 2.5 exabytes of data daily, with tools to simplify it all to smarten us. But given this 24/7 access to infinite information, why do most people still think success is all about being the smartest person in the room?...
  • Brazillian-themed Google Doodle draws mix of criticism and praise

      News Source: United Press International | 1 month ago
    Wednesday's Google Doodle depicts a cartoon favela, a decision meant to celebrate Brazilian culture that has drawn some criticism for idealizing poverty. Continuing its theme of changing the logo on its landing page daily to celebrate World Cup

Ken Jennings Blogs

  • Final Jeopardy: British Thinkers | Fikkle Fame

      Blog Source: | 3 months ago
    In the 4th quarter-final of the Battle of the Decades, the players are: Tom Cubbage (80s); Rachael Schwartz (90s) and Ken Jennings (00s). Click on their names to see the game they won to qualify for this one. Round 1: Ken found the Jeopardy!
  • Ken's good too - Russ and Alex and a word used more than 100 ...

      Blog Source: | 3 months ago
    After Brad's impressive performance in quarterfinal game 3, we witnessed another dominant win in game 4 (unsurprisingly, I suppose) from Ken Jennings. The speed with which he mowed through the Roman numerals category was one of the ...
  • The Jeopardy Fan: Following Idina Menzel at Karaoke

      Blog Source: | 3 months ago
    Andy here with a recap of the fourth quarterfinal! Today's contestants: It's always fun to blog a Ken Jennings episode. Brings me back! Alex is losing his mind again, claiming that there were two contestants from their third decade and one

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