James Holzhauer is a well-known American proficient game show contestant and a qualified sports gambler. Jeopardy!is an American television game show where James has played the Quiz in a brilliant manner and through which he was known to the outside world. He has won many single game-winning records, and he was then in third place for highest-earning Americans as a gaming contestant.
James was born on July 23rd, 1984, in Naperville, Illinois. His father is German, and his grandmother is Japanese. He was an extraordinary kid with intelligence in Mathematics even at the age of four. Because of his extraordinary intelligence, at the age of 7, he was promoted to 5th grade. He did his schooling at Naperville North High, and in all Mathassessments, he used to get A’s.
Though James is good at studies, due to interest in online poker, he used to skip the classes. A competition was held at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, in which Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering Team took part and won the competition. James was also a member of that team. James was awarded a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics in the year 2005.
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A career as a Game contestant
In the year 2014, the American Quiz show, The Chase was conducted, and that was the first show appeared by James as the contestant. In that Quiz, in the Cash Builder round, James answered 12 questions out of 14 questions. In that contest, James has won 58,333.33 Dollars out of 175,000 Dollars share.
After this, in the year 2015, James participated in a quiz show named 500 questions, but he didn’t crack the show. In a quiz show named Jeopardy!,James has appeared for more than 33 shows, and he was well-known to all through this show as a prominent contestant of Jeopardy!In the 35th season held by Jeopardy!James has won $43 680. In that season, this is the highest amount in singles games.
In Jeopardy!throughout his 33 appearances, James has won 16-single-day total, and he is the only player to win $100,000 that too in a single episode. Averagely James has been winning $43,000 per episode. This show was hosted by Alex Trebek, who also earns the same $43,000 per episode.
In the year 2019, a quiz show named Tournament of Champions was conducted, in which James participated and won $250,000.
A career as a sports gambler
James is not only a professional game contestant. He has also played many online sports gambling. When he was pursuing his college, he used to play hearts and spades at a card club. To become a professional sports bettor, James moves to Las Vegas in the year 2019. In the year 2019, he participated in the World Series of Poker and won $600 returns and positioned in 92nd rank.
The net worth of James is 2 Million dollars, as of October 2020. Through Jeopardy!Although his 33 appearances, James had won $2,464,216 and had won $2,522,700 in the 75 episodes of the game show. He is the third-highest winning American contestant in the game show Jeopardy!