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KEN JENNINGS: ‘JEOPARDY! CHANGED EVERYTHING’ | J!Effect

 

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Final Jeopardy! January 12, 2021 | JEOPARDY!

 

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Ken Jennings Honors Alex Trebek In His First Episode as Guest Host | JEOPARDY!

 

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Ken Jennings' 74-Game Streak: The Conclusion | JEOPARDY!

 

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Ken Jennings: First Guest Host Exclusive Interview | JEOPARDY!

 

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Please enjoy this terrifying new nightmare fuel someone just sent me: Jeopardy viewed through a Snapchat filter. https://t.co/5Wb77PfyTe

 

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Jeopardy has made some big changes since my day! https://t.co/MAc509J3n8

Kenneth Wayne Jennings III is an American game show contestant, computer scientist, and author. He is the second highest-earning American game show contestant of all time. Jennings holds the record for the longest winning streak on the U.S. game show Jeopardy! with 74 wins. He also holds the record for the highest average correct responses per game in Jeopardy! history with 35.9 during his original run and 33.1 overall including tournaments and special events. In 2004, Jennings won 74 consecutive Jeopardy! games before he was defeated by challenger Nancy Zerg on his 75th appearance. His total earnings on Jeopardy! are $3,522,700, consisting of: $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 (2005); a $300,000 second-place prize in Jeopardy's IBM Challenge (2011), when he lost to the Watson computer but became the first human to best third-place finisher Brad Rutter; a $100,000 second-place prize in the Jeopardy! Battle of the Decades (2014); and a $100,000 second-place prize in the Jeopardy! All-Star Games (2019).
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