Ken Jennings is really the king of all game shows. Since appearing on “Jeopardy!” he has become a household name for those invested in game shows. He’s even the highest-earning American game show contestant ever.
He started out as a “Jeopardy!” contestant where he holds the record for the longest winning streak of 74 consecutive episodes. His total earnings on “Jeopardy!” were around $4,522,700.
Since then, he has also been named the greatest after winning the “Jeopardy! The Greatest of All-Time.” He took over as the guest host on “Jeopardy!” after former host, Alex Trebek, passed away from pancreatic cancer.
However, “Jeopardy!” wasn’t enough to fulfill his passion and extraordinary talent on game shows. He appeared on “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader,” “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” “1 vs. 100,” “Grand Slam,” “Stump the Master,” “The Chase,” and several other shows.
Now he has another show appearance tonight to add to the extensive resume.
Ken Jennings on ‘Master Minds’
The show Jennings is appearing on is a Game Show Network program called “Mega Minds.” It’s not his first time being on the show, either.
The show originally debuted as “Best Ever Trivia Show” in June 2019. It regularly features Ken Jennings, Muffy Marracco, Jonathan Corbblah, Arianna Haut, and Ryan Chaffee.
It came back with the title “Master Minds” in 2020.
Ken Jennings is amongst the trivia experts that contestants go against. The winner will go against the best-performing expert in “Ultimate Trivia Challenge.”
Today, Jennings will be on the show in an episode titled, “Trivia, Smarts & Polar Bears.” It is the 58th episode in the third season of the show.
What Did Jennings Do Before Trivia Shows?
Ken Jennings hasn’t always been a televised and famous trivia master. Before that, he was a double major at Brigham Young University in English and computer science.
According to his official website, Jennings was a part of BYU’s quiz bowl team and started writing questions for the National Academic Quiz Tournaments.
He worked as a software engineer in Salt Lake City before eventually getting an audition for “Jeopardy!” Since then, he has appeared in countless shows and talk shows and keeps up an appearance on social media. He has even been in ads for FedEx, Microsoft, Allstate, H&R Block, Cingular, and IBM.
Since his start in game shows and other career achievements, Jennings now has a net worth of about $4 million.