Winning big on a quiz show was the most fun I've ever had, so hopefully I can make that same dream come true for a few other people, as well'Jeopardy' winner is 'Millionaire' expert Oct 27, 2008
You know how Trebek likes to read foreign words in these thick, strained accents, thinking he's being muy autentico'Jeopardy' champ bites hand that fed him Jul 25, 2006
During my life, I think I made a lot of safe and practical choicesJeopardy champ loses in 75th appearance Nov 30, 2004
This king was the great-grandfather of France's King Louis XV'Jeopardy's' Jennings top game show champ Nov 04, 2004
It's starting to be a lot of money, but I think we'll travel a lotKen Jennings wins again on 'Jeopardy' Sep 06, 2004
Kenneth Wayne "Ken" Jennings III (born May 23, 1974) is an American game show contestant and author. Jennings is noted for holding the record for the longest winning streak on the U.S. syndicated game show Jeopardy! and as being the all-time leading money winner on American game shows. In 2004, Jennings won 74 Jeopardy! games before he was defeated by challenger Nancy Zerg on his 75th appearance. His total earnings on Jeopardy! are $3,172,700 ($2,520,700 over his 74 wins, a $2,000 second-place prize in his 75th appearance, a $500,000 second-place prize in the Jeopardy! Ultimate Tournament of Champions, as well as half of a $300,000 prize in the IBM Challenge), giving him the highest all-time game show winnings record.
During his first run of Jeopardy! appearances, Jennings earned the record for the highest American game show winnings. His total was surpassed by Brad Rutter, who defeated Jennings in the finals of the Jeopardy! Ultimate Tournament of Champions (first aired on May 25, 2005), adding $2,000,000 to Rutter's existing Jeopardy! winnings. Jennings regained the record after appearing on several other game shows, culminating in an appearance on Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (first aired on October 10, 2008), though Rutter retains the Jeopardy! record.
After his success on Jeopardy!, Jennings wrote of his experience and explored American trivia history and culture in Brainiac: Adventures in the Curious, Competitive, Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs, published in 2006. Jennings also appeared as a member of the mob on the game show 1 vs. 100 in 2006, and, in 2007, he was the champion of the US version of Grand Slam.