Kenneth Wayne Jennings is a game show contestant, consultant and author. He became the highest-earning game show contestant on the famous game show, Jeopardy! He holds the record for winning seventy-four consecutive games on the show and is the second highest earning contestant from the show. He also claimed the show’s Greatest of All Time Title.
Ken Jennings Net Worth
According to celebritynetworth.com, Ken Jennings has an estimated net worth of approximately $4 Million for the year 2021.
Ken Jennings-The First Interim Host of Jeopardy!
The former champion and the second highest-earning contestant, Ken Jennings has returned to be the interim host for the show Jeopardy! He will be the first interim host in the series of interim hosts to be a part of the show and he will be replacing Alex Trebek who passed away due to cancer. The producer of the show said,
“By bringing in familiar guest hosts for the foreseeable future, our goal is to create a sense of community and continuity for our viewers.”
Ken Jennings episodes will air from the eleventh of January 2021.
Ken Jennings Life before Fame
Ken Jennings was born on the 23rd of May in the year 1974 in Edmonds, Washington D.C. His father was a lawyer and he travelled around the world. Ken Jennings mainly spent most of his life growing up in Seoul, South Korea and he was a student at the Seoul Foreign School. He completed his graduation in the year 1992 with a diploma in International Baccalaureate.
He then went on to be a student at the University of Washington but after one year, he spent two years as a volunteer at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from the year 1993 to 1995. He then transferred to Brigham Young University and completed his graduation in 2000 with a double major in computer science and English Literature.
Ken Jennings Life besides TV Shows
Ken Jennings married Mindy and the couple currently reside in Seattle. They have two kids together; a son named Dylan and a daughter named Caitlin. Ken Jennings is an avid reader and enjoys comic books as well as movies and he also writes edits for Literature and Mythology for the Nation Academic Quiz Tournaments.
He also was the moderator for the same tournaments in 2006 and 2009 in Chicago. Ken Jennings also worked as a software engineer for CHG Healthcare services which is a firm that deals with healthcare placement in Holladay, Utah. Ken Jennings is also a member currently of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints which is also known as the Mormon church and located in Salt Lake City, Utah.