‘Jeopardy!’ Leader James Holzhauer Breaks New Record, Totaling Winnings At More Than $1.6 Million

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‘Jeopardy!’ Leader James Holzhauer Breaks New Record, Totaling Winnings At More Than $1.6 Million

Current Jeopardy! chief James Holzhauer claimed a brand new place within the present’s historical past Thursday evening when his twenty-first win landed him in second place on the all-time consecutive wins record and placing him on tempo to develop into the sport’s largest ever winner in document time.

Breaking information is nothing new for Holzhauer. The Las Vegas sports activities bettor has damaged and re-broken the all-time common season single-day money winnings document on a number of events. Following Thursday’s episode, Holzhauer added one other $80,615 to his pile of winnings, bringing his whole to $1,608,627

The 34-year-old now trails the information set by 2004 champion Ken Jennings who earned a complete of greater than $2.52 million in his record-setting streak of 74 consecutive wins. 

“I am in awe of Ken Jennings’s accomplishments, as all Jeopardy! fans are. Simply being compared to him is an honor,” Holzhauer stated. “It’s interesting to hear his take on the big gambles because he was notably conservative with his own wagers 15 years ago. Of course, if I had every game on cruise control as he did, I might have done the same.”

‘Jeopardy!’ Leader James Holzhauer Breaks New Record, Totaling Winnings At More Than $1.6 Million James Holzhauer totals greater than $1.6 million in ‘Jeopardy!’ winnings. Jeopardy!

As beforehand reported, many are anxiously awaiting Holzhauer to shatter Jennings’ document and it appears like he may do this as early as later this month. 

After this newest win, Holzhauer is averaging $76,601 per episode, greater than double the $34,081 averaged by Jennings throughout his streak. If Holzhauer continues to win and performs at his tempo, he would surpass the $2.5 million mark round Monday, May 20.

Of course, Holzhauer has been something however common — having surpassed the $100,000 mark a variety of occasions already — so he may hit the Jennings mark on Friday, May 17, or earlier.

How a lot may Holzhauer find yourself incomes? Again, assuming his present tempo, he’d exceed $3.8 million at 50 days. If he beat Jennings’ 74-day streak by simply at some point, Holzhauer may gross in extra of $5.7 million.

Holzhauer has continued to depart viewers members and the general public in awe along with his quick-buzzing abilities and willingness to wager massive sums of money; nevertheless, what could also be much more spectacular is how Holzhauer appears to be an countless provide of trivia information. 

“You may be able to read an adult book about a boring subject without falling asleep, but I can’t,” Holzhauer stated, based on The Washington Post. “For me, it was both learn some kids’s books—designed to interact the reader—or go into Jeopardy! with large gaps in my information base.”

Holzhauer stated kids’s books are stuffed with “infographics, pictures and all kinds of stuff to keep the reader engaged.”

Find out what document Holzhauer breaks subsequent when Jeopardy! airs weekdays at 7 p.m. ET. 

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