Jeopardy! contestant and professional sports bettor James Holzhauer joins SVP to break down his success on the show, sports gambling and life after Jeopardy! Holzhauer also opens up about different techniques he's learned, superstitions and comparisons to former Jeopardy! contestant Ken Jennings
Jeopardy! whiz James Holzhauer surged past the $1 million mark Tuesday, winning a total of $1,061,664 in a 14-day winning streak. In Final Jeopardy, Holzhauer gave the correct answer “Grant and Lee” to the clue: “On May 1, 1869 these 2 men met at the White House, 4 years & 3 weeks after a more historic meeting between them.” That brought his daily winnings to $118,816.
… In the coming episodes, all eyes will be on Holzhauer, a professional sports bettor, to see if he can surpass the all-time winnings record of $2.5 million set by Ken Jennings after 74 games in 2004.
… Note: Brad Rutter is the highest earning contestant on Jeopardy! ever: He’s made around $4,385,702 over 14 years. His first, five-day streak earned him $55,102, but winning the Tournament of Champions ($250k), the Ultimate Tournament of Champions ($2 million), the Masters Tournament ($1 million), and the Battle of the Decades ($1 million) bumped his earnings.