In its 55 years on the air, popular game show Jeopardy! has had its fair share of big winners.

Current contestant James Holzhauer has joined the ranks of highest winners in Jeopardy! and currently sits at the number two spot for most overall winnings.


Holzhauer has beat his own record for most winnings in a single episode, with his highest being $131,127!

He holds the top 4 spots for per-episode winnings.


Holzhauer is a professional sports gambler, so he knows how to make a good bet. This, in combination with his very broad range of knowledge means that he has been able to bet very effectively on Jeopardy! And Double Jeopardy! questions.

The Jeopardy! YouTube channel posted a compilation of highlights of James' time on-screen.

James Holzhauer: New Single-Game Record | JEOPARDY! www.youtube.com


Even famed Jeopardy! winner Ken Jennings is fascinated by Holzhauer's winnings.

For anyone unfamiliar with Jennings, he was a contestant in 2004 who won 74 consecutive games and racked up winnings totalling $2,520,700!

Others on Twitter are also cheering for Holzhauer.




Fans were also shocked that Holzhauer managed to answer every question correctly on one episode.

Every. Question.




Holzhauer is definitely holding the people's attention. We can only wait and see how far he can go.

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