Two of the four Shakespeare plays in which ghosts appear on stage'Jeopardy' earns $75,000 in season finale Jul 23, 2004
The two U.S. presidents whose middle names are also the last names of two other presidents'Jeopardy' champ's total: $1,246,660 Jul 22, 2004
Her recording career lasted just eight years, starting in 1955 with 'a church, a courtroom and then good-byeAnother day of 'Jeopardy,' another $30,000 Jul 21, 2004
Don't be offended but I try to never watch 'Jeopardy' ... I read the paper and see if that helps'Jeopardy' champ at $1,135,460 Jul 19, 2004
The libretto for 'William Tell' was in this language, the native tongue of neither the composer, Rossini, nor the subject'Jeopardy' champ at $1,135,460 Jul 19, 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.