Jeopardy's Ken Jennings Net Worth, Married, What Is He Doing Now?

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Jeopardy's Ken Jennings Net Worth, Married, What Is He Doing Now?

Ken Jennings is a game show contestant, famously known as 'Jeopardy Champ' for breaking the longest winning streak record on a game show. In 2004, during his time on the show, he bagged over $2.5 million in total as the winning prize and became Jeopardy’s biggest winner of all time.

Although Brad Rutter later broke his prize money's record, he still holds the record for having the longest winning streak on Jeopardy!, with 74 consecutive wins in the show. 

Ken Jennings Net Worth

It's no secret that Ken has garnered a significant wealth as his net worth from his winning streaks in the game show - Jeopardy!

During his 74 continuous wins in the show, Ken won a total of  $2,522,700 as the cash prize. Later, when he competed in the Ultimate Tournament of Champions and against the IBM computer Watson, his total cash prize grossed more than $3 million in total.

Ken Jennings with Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek in 2004 (Photo: abcnews.go)

After winning streaks on the game show, Ken became a celebrity and appeared in many advertisements for various brands, including FedEx and Microsoft's Encarta software.

Later, Ken established himself as a writer and has published books like Brainiac: Adventures in the Curious, Competitive, Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs, Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks, and Because I Said So!

With such an impressive list of achievements, Ken's estimated net worth of  $4 million does not come as a surprise.

Is Ken Jennings Married?

Well, with Ken's massive fame from the game show, the curiosities among his fans regarding his private life and marital status do not come as a surprise.

Although Ken is not among those celebs who openly talk about their private life, it's a well-known fact that he is a happily married man. He tied the knot to Mindy Boam Jennings on 16th September 2000.

The couple has two children together- a daughter named Caitlin Elizabeth and a son called Dylan. As of now, Ken lives a secluded life with his family in Seattle, Washington.

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Despite being a family guy with straight sexuality, Ken has always been very vocal about his support towards the gay community. Further, he is also known for his funny tweets about the LGBT community.

What Is He Doing Now?

Well, after winning millions from the game show, Ken led a quiet life for a while. 

However, he is back in the limelight following the announcement made by Sony Pictures Television about the hit show's latest installment- Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time.

According to the makers, the latest installment which is set to hit the screens on January 2020 will feature last season’s phenom James Holzhauer going up against former champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter for a $1 million prize. 

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Well, that's going to be quite a show, definitely worth the watch!

All three players hold records on the show's Hall of Fame and are absolute geniuses. There have always been debates regarding who is the best among the three, and finally, the new show aims to find out the greatest of them as the title suggests.