Ken Jennings Wins Jeopardy’s ‘Greatest of All Time’ Tournament
If memorizing trivia is your thing, it’s possible to turn this random knowledge into real money. The top contestants on Jeopardy have earned millions of dollars.
Host Alex Trebek is currently battling cancer, but that hasn’t stopped him from working. In fact, he recently hosted the ultimate Jeopardy battle where the three greatest winners competed against each other to officially become the GOAT – Greatest of All Time.
The contestants in the GOAT battle were James Holzhauer, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter. Watch the video below to hear their thoughts on competing against each other and how they prepared for the ultimate competition.
Nobody knew who was going to win this ultimate battle. All of the contestants were real contenders. Holzhauer is a professional gambler. Rutter is a game show professional. Jennings, a software engineer who switched careers to become an author, has appeared on Jeopardy more times than any other contestant, starting 15 years ago.
With the GOAT battle over, we finally know who the greatest contestant really is – Ken Jennings. He won a remarkable $1 million, bringing his lifetime earnings from the show to a total of $4,370,700. Wow.
Watch the video below for more on this exciting news.
The losers seem to be in good spirits and excited for Jennings.
Huge congrats to my old frenemy @KenJennings on his most impressive #JeopardyGOAT victory. That was the best playing I’ve ever seen and I’ve been watching @Jeopardy for 35 years. Pictured: me trying to absorb some buzzer mojo in case there’s a next time pic.twitter.com/B5bB7AnwCv
— Brad Rutter (@bradrutter) January 15, 2020
Thanks to @KenJennings and @bradrutter for a hell of a match. Ken and Brad are great @Jeopardy players but even better people, and have been incredibly good sports about my kayfabe feuding and trash talk.
— GOAT Fodder (@James_Holzhauer) January 15, 2020
We’re sure Jennings is happy about his win, but on Twitter, he’s turning the spotlight back on Trebek.
And may Alex Trebek host for a thousand years. Good night!
— Ken Jennings (@KenJennings) January 15, 2020
Are you surprised that Ken Jennings won the GOAT battle? Are you good at answering trivia questions?