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.
James is already up to 10 wins! How far will he go? https://t.co/dn1nsUWYkq— Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy!)1555556401.0
I hope everyone appreciates the greatness that is occurring on Jeopardy right now. There is a new GOAT. And it's no… https://t.co/YspcYOzp1F— Danny Kanell (@Danny Kanell)1555593579.0
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.
This is absolutely insane. I've always wanted to see someone try Jeopardy! wagering this way who had the skills to… https://t.co/jpgCV7dYJa— Ken Jennings (@Ken Jennings)1555560345.0
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.
@Jeopardy I wasn’t sure if I liked him or not, but when he got choked up dedicating his win to his Granny that was… https://t.co/IqUV6MpNtz— Deric (@Deric)1555558634.0
@Jeopardy Hoping he at least gets to a million— Sean T Rohacik (@Sean T Rohacik)1555556558.0
@PenningtonJJ @ForTheWin @Jeopardy @sasssysydney Bro you have to watch it, the dude is so smart and he's such a wei… https://t.co/lQBlhDfXwr— gabe (@gabe)1555607985.0
@Jeopardy Even our dog is into #Jeopardy and #JamesHolzhauer https://t.co/zEOHiFChOo— melody (@melody)1555560724.0
Fans were also shocked that Holzhauer managed to answer every question correctly on one episode.
James Holzhauer had a perfect @Jeopardy game AND broke his own one-day winnings record. 😮 https://t.co/OZkWGJE0nM— For The Win (@For The Win)1555586617.0
He did what?? He answered EVERY question correctly? THATS INSANE. #JamesHolzhauer https://t.co/jKBq630kQK— Mike Wickett (@Mike Wickett)1555587168.0
@ForTheWin @Jeopardy Dude is a professional sports gambler. That means he has enough intelligence to outwit the sports books - wicked smart.— Pugilist Specialist (@Pugilist Specialist)1555624779.0
Holzhauer is definitely holding the people's attention. We can only wait and see how far he can go.