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(Computer scientist, author, game show contestant)

Ken Jennings is a record-setting game show contestant, author and computer scientist. He is married to his girlfriend, Mindy Boam since 2000. Ken and Mindy have to children and are together since two decades.

Relationship Facts of Ken Jennings

Ken Jennings is married to Mindy Boam since.
Ken Jennings married on September 16, 2000.
💑 Anniversary in 105 days 💑
He is father of Two(Caitlin Elizabeth Jennings and Dylan Jennings).
Ken Jennings is not having an affair with anyone presently.
His sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of Ken Jennings?

Ken Jennings is a married person. He is married to his longtime girlfriend Mindy Boam since 16 September 2000. They met for the first time at Brigham Young University.

The couple is blessed with two children: a son Dylan Jennings in 2002 and a daughter Caitlin Elizabeth Jennings on November 13, 2006.

Who is Ken Jennings?

Ken Jennings is an American game show contestant, computer scientist, and author who is best known for winning the U.S. game show Jeopardy!

74 times and is the second highest-earning American game show contestant of all time. Also, he sets the record for the longest winning streak on the U.S. game show Jeopardy!

Ken Jennings: Age, Parents, Siblings, Family, Ethnicity

He was born on May 23, 1974, in Edmonds, Washington, USA. His birth name is Kenneth Wayne Jennings III. He was born to his father Kenneth Wayne Jennings II while the name of his mother is not known. He has an elder brother, Ian Holzhauer.

His family lived in Seoul, South Korea from 1981 to 1992 and Singapore from 1992 to 1996 where his father worked as an attorney and then as Asia Pacific Division Counsel of Oracle Corporation.

Ken holds American citizenship but his ethnicity is English.

In which school did Ken Jennings attend?

He joined the Seoul Foreign School and then joined Brigham Young University in 1996 from where he graduated with a degree in Computer Science and English. In addition, he studied at the University of Washington during his freshman year.

Ken Jennings: Professional Life, Career

He was a member of BYU’s Quiz Bowl Team and worked as a software engineer for a Salt Lake City health care staffing company.

Jennings came on the show Jeopardy!, as a contestant in the 20th season whose first episode aired on June 2, 2004. On November 30, 2004, his winning streak was the winner of Jeopardy! ended when he lost his 75th game to challenger Nancy Zerg having won over $2.5 million in total.

On December 28, 2004, Sony announced Jeopardy! Ultimate Tournament of Champions, a 15-week, 75-show which featured College Championship, Tournament of Champions, and Teen Tournament winners from the show’s 21 seasons, as well as over 100 five-time champions.

However, Ken Jennings did not win the competition as Brad Rutter defeated both Jennings and Jerome Vered. Jennings’s final score was $34,599 while Rutter and Vered’s scores were $62,000 and $20,600 respectively. For finishing in second place he won the $500,000 prize.

After that, he made his appearance in ‘Jeopardy! Battle of the Decades’ (2014), ‘Jeopardy! All-Star Games’ (2019), ‘Stump the Master’,  ‘Doug Loves Movies’,  ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’, ‘1 vs. 100’,  ‘Grand Slam’, ‘Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?’, ‘500 Questions’, etc.

Moreover, he is an author and has written 21 books including some children’s books. His notable books include are ‘Weird World of Geography Wonks’ (2011), ‘Planet Funny’ (2018), ‘Because I Said So!’ (2012), ‘Maphead: Charting the Wide’, and ‘Brainiac: Adventures in the Curious’, ‘Competitive’, ‘Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs’ (2006).

After Alex Trebek‘s passing on November 8, 2020, Jennings became the first of a succession of guest hosts on Jeopardy! From January 11 through February 19, 2021, his programs aired.

Awards, Nominations

For finishing in the second place he won the $500,000 prize in ‘Jeopardy!’

How much is the net worth of Ken Jennings?

As of 2023, he has an estimated net worth of around $5 million and he has earned that sum of money from his professional career.

Ken Jennings: Rumors, Controversy/Scandal

Ken Jennings thinks James Holzhauer’s ‘Jeopardy!’ run is ‘Insane,’ but warns against betting on him.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Body Size

Ken Jennings has a height of 5 ft. 10 inches and has green eyes and blonde hair. Other information about his shoe size, dress size, etc. is unknown.

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Ken Jennings has around 22k followers on Facebook, and about 474.9k followers on Twitter but he has hidden his Instagram followers.


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