Ken Jennings’ ‘Jeopardy! Greatest of All Time’ Win Is A Big Moment For Trivia Nerds

by Karen Belz
Karen Belz has written for sites such as Bustle, HelloGiggles, Romper, and So Yummy. She's the mom of a sassy toddler and drinks an alarming amount of Sugar-Free Red Bull in order to keep up with her.

Fans of Jeopardy! know all about Ken Jennings. The academic all-star notably won the show 74 times in a row.

Just days ago, he was known as one of the best Jeopardy! players. Now he can officially tell everyone that he’s the Greatest of All Time. Literally.

Ken competed against two other big Jeopardy! names — Brad Rutter and James Holzhauer — for a special titled Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time. Ken was the first to win three matches, meaning that he was declared the ultimate winner. According to CNN, his total prize winnings on the show are $4.37 million.

That doesn’t mean that Brad and James walked away with nothing. For competing on the show, they were paid $250,000 each. It sounds like a dream come true, especially for big fans of the trivia show. Those who watched the show also know that the three of them seemed to have a fun time together. It’s a serious competition, but it looked to be a lot of fun.

The show was also special for Alex Trebek. Alex was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer last year and has been undergoing chemotherapy treatments. Even though he’s been sick, he’s had no problem hosting the show. In fact, his wife once stated that he loves his job so much that it’s been helping keep up his spirits. Being able to see three of the biggest Jeopardy! stars on one stage at the same time probably was a wonderful moment.

Watch Ken Jennings take his trophy and see the impressive records that these three Jeopardy! men hold.

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