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Profession: Writer, Software Engineering, Software Engineer, Computer Scientist
Date of Birth: May 23, 1974
Nicknames: Kenneth Wayne Jennings III
Country: United States of America
Ken Jennings was born in Washington and has an estimated net worth of $3 million dollars. A trivia buff and college quizbowl team member, Ken Jennings holds the record for the most consecutive wins on Jeopardy!. He also holds the record for being the person to have won the most money via American game show participation. He won 74 games in a row on Jeopardy! and, between his winnings from Jeopardy! and various other game shows on which he participated, he earned $3,623,414.29 between 2004 and 2007.
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, 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, as well as half of a $300,000 prize in the IBM Challenge.
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 his book Brainiac: Adventures in the Curious, Competitive, Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs, published in 2006.
Born in Edmonds, Washington, Jennings grew up in Seoul, South Korea (1981-1992) and Singapore (1992-1996), where his father worked for an international law firm and then as Asia Pacific Division Counsel of Oracle Corporation. He watched Jeopardy! on American Forces Network television while growing up.
Jennings graduated with a degree in Computer Science and English at Brigham Young University, where he played on the school's quizbowl team for three and a half years. He graduated from Seoul Foreign School where he com

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