Ken Jennings' Record Still Stands

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James Holzhauer‘s ‘Jeopardy!’ streak ends

Ken Jennings still top earner with $2,522,700

June 3, 2019

James Holzhauer's 'Jeopardy!' streak is over after an epic 33-game run - winning a combined $2,462,216.  That's $58,484 shy of Ken Jennings earnings record of $2,522,700 over a 74-game run in 2004.

Holzhauer's aggressive wagers and non-stop correct answers enabled him to rack up big numbers, fast. Here are a few facts about his historic streak:

1) Over his 32 victories, his average winnings were a record $77,000 per game

2) He holds Jeopardy’s record for highest single-game win with $131,127  (He also holds the 2nd spot, and the next 14)

3) Eleven times during his winning streak, he went a whole game without buzzing in incorrectly

4) He boosted Jeopardy's ratings to their highest in 14 years

5) After his loss, he tweeted this absolute gem

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Photo Credit: © Carol Kaelson/Jeopardy! Productions