‘Jeopardy!’: Ken Jennings Has Never Drunk Alcohol in His Entire Life

by Thad Mitchell

As America’s most successful game show contestant of all-time, Ken Jennings has earned his share of credibility.

Jennings is quite active on social media and often shares his humorous take on a variety of issues. He also shares informational pieces from time to time in an effort to provide education to his social media followers.

In an August 2020 tweet, Jennings claims to have never consumed alcohol in his 46 years of life. The statement comes as Jennings shares an article urging men to limit their alcohol consumption. The piece says men should limit alcohol intake to just one drink per day. Jennings, as he often does, finds a humorous way to draw attention to the serious issue of alcohol overuse.

“Having abstained for 46 years, I feel like I have earned the right to kick back and enjoy the 17,000-drink day,” he says.

He is, of course, kidding as that many alcoholic beverages would kill even the heaviest of drinkers. His 2020 tweet took in more than 2,000 “likes” along with dozens of comments.

Jennings is famous for his 74-game Jeopardy! winning streak that isn’t likely to be broken anytime in the near future. He is the highest-earning game show contestant of all time, earning more than $2.5 million during his first stint on the show.

He has also won several other renditions of Jeopardy! bringing his total earnings from the show to just over $4.5 million. In 2020 he has crowned the greatest Jeopardy! champion of all time after defeating several other successful contestants.

Earlier this year, Ken Jennings returned to Jeopardy! in a much different role than in the past. With the passing of longtime host Alex Trebek, show officials have turned to celebrities to serve as guest hosts of the game show. Jennings was the first celebrity to serve in the role. Trebek passed away in November 2020 at the age of 80 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

Jennings could receive consideration for the full-time gig when show producers decide to go that route. Dr. Oz Mehmet, of “The Dr. Oz Show,” is currently hosting the show and will be for the next week. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will take over once Oz completes his term.