Ken Jennings Net Worth: Ken Jennings is an American author, computer scientist, and famed game show contestant who has a net worth of $3 million dollars. Born in 1974 in Edmonds, Washington, Ken Jennings is best known for setting, and holding, the record for having the longest winning streak on "Jeopardy!". He won 74 straight games until Nancy Zerg was able to beat him during his 75th appearance. Jennings won more than three million dollars on the show, including prize money for the Ultimate Tournament of Champions and competing against the IBM computer Watson. At the time, Jennings' winnings on the show set the record for the most in U.S. game show history until it was later shattered by fellow "Jeopardy!" contestant Brad Rutter. Jennings detailed his experience in his 2006 book "Brainiac: Adventures in the Curious, Competitive, Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs". He has since written several other titles, including "Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks" and "Because I Said So!". He has appeared on several other game shows, including "1 vs. 100" and "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?". He signed several endorsement deals since the show, including an agreement to promote Microsoft's Encarta software. Before appearing on the game show, Jennings earned his computer science and English degrees at Brigham Young University after transferring from the University of Washington. Jennings and his wife, Mindy Boam, have two children together, and live in Seattle, Washington.
Ken Jennings Net Worth
Date of Birth
May 23, 1974 (42 years old)
Writer, Software Engineer, Computer Scientist
United States of America
Kenneth Wayne Jennings III
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