Ken Jennings is an American game show contestant, author, and television personality who is best known for his record-breaking 74-game winning streak on the game show Jeopardy! He has been featured in various other game shows and has authored several books. He is also a popular social media personality with millions of followers on Twitter and Instagram.
Ken Jennings: Age & Biography
Ken Jennings was born Kenneth Wayne Jennings III on May 23, 1974, in Edmonds, Washington. He attended the University of Washington and graduated in 1998 with a degree in computer science. Jennings has been a contestant on multiple game shows since 2004, including the U.S. version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, The Chase, and the U.S. version of Grand Slam. He is most well-known for his record-breaking 74-game winning streak on Jeopardy! in 2004.
In addition to his game show appearances, Jennings is also a popular author. He has written multiple books about trivia, including Brainiac: Adventures in the Curious, Competitive, Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs and Ken Jennings’s Trivia Almanac. He has also written a children’s book, Because I Said So!, and a book about his Jeopardy! experience, Brainiac: Ken Jennings’s Trivia Revolution.
Net Worth & Awards
Ken Jennings has an estimated net worth of $4 million, which he has earned through his appearances on game shows and royalties from his books. He has also won multiple awards for his game show appearances, including the 2004 Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host for Jeopardy! and the 2005 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host for Grand Slam.
Family & Height
Ken Jennings is married to Mindy Jennings and they have two sons together. He is 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) tall.
Ken Jennings is one of the most successful and recognizable game show contestants in the world. His record-breaking win on Jeopardy! and his multiple awards have made him a household name, and his books have made him a popular author. His estimated net worth of $4 million speaks to his success in the entertainment industry.