James Holzhauer Biography

James Holzhauer

Quick Facts Of James Holzhauer

Celebrated Name James Holzhauer
Age 33 Years
Nick Name James
Birth Name James Holzhauer
Birth Date 1985
Gender Male
Profession Sports Gambler, Show Contestant
Birth Nation USA
Nationality American
Place Of Birth USA
Father Juergen Holzhauer
Mother Nachiko Ide Holzhauer
Ethnicity White
Religion Christian
High School Naperville North High School
University University of Illinois
Height 1.76 m
Weight 70 Kg
Bicep Size 11.5 in
Body Measurement 40-30-31 in.
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Dark Brown
Marital Status Married
Spouse Melissa Sassin Holzhauer
Children 1
Net Worth $920,000
Source of Wealth Gambling career
Salary Unknown
Famous For Setting the single-game record on Jeopardy! with a $131,127 win

James Holzhauer is an American professional sports gambler and game show contestant. He is best known for setting the single-game record on Jeopardy! with a $131,127 win on 17 April 2019. He also holds the second-highest wins in the history of Jeopardy! after Ken Jennings. 

James Holzhauer Could Potentially Surpass Ken Jennings Record in Jeopardy!

James Holzhauer has done it once again. He previously set the single-game winning record of $110,914 on 10 April 2019. The 34-years old James broke his own record winning $131,127 on 17 April 2019. He is now second on the list of the highest-winning list behind Ken Jennings. Ken amassed $2520,700 over his 74-games winning streak in 2004. 

Meanwhile, James has already amassed just under $700,000 with just 10 games under his belt. 

James could potentially top the $2.5 million set by Ken Jennings in 2004. 

James Holzhauer Jeopardy Video Biography


What is James Holzhauer Famous For?

  • Setting the single-game record on Jeopardy! with a $131,127 win. 

Where was James Holzhauer born?

James Holzhauer was born in 1985. He was born to a father, Juergen Holzhauer, and a mother, Nachiko Ide Holzhauer. He was born in the United States. He holds American nationality. He has an older brother, Ian Holzhauer. He grew up in Naperville, Illinois.

He attended Naperville North High School. He competed in the Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering state competition while in high school. He won first place in physics and second place in math. He completed high school in 2001. After completing high school, he attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree in mathematics. 

Game Show Career

He competed in The Chase in 2014. 

He competed on Jeopardy! in April 2019. 

He broke the single-game record winning $110,914 on 10 April 2019. 

He has competed in 10 Jeopardy! games as of 17 April 2019.

He broke his own single-game winning mark winning $131,127. In doing so, he captured his 10th straight victory on the show. 

He also became the eighth player in Jeopardy! history to accomplish the feat. 

He holds the second-highest winnings after Ken Jennings in the history of Jeopardy!. Ken holds with all-time record with 74 straight wins bagging $2,250,700 in 2004. 

He moved to second place on the show's all-time winnings list with a total just under $700,000.

who is James Holzhauer Married to?

James Holzhauer is a married man. He is married to Melissa Sassin Holzhauer. The couple got married in September 2012. The couple has a daughter. 

He lives with his family in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

What is James Holzhauer's Net Worth?

James Holzhauer is a professional I sports gambler and game show contestant. He holds the second-highest wins with a total just under $700,000. He might be bagging quite a fortune in the coming days. As of 2019, his net worth is under evaluation.

Did You Know?

  • His wife appeared on 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?' and won $28,800.
  • He wrote an essay about betting on baseball titled "Diary of a Mad Sports Bettor" in Hardball Times in 2012.
  • His brother is an Air Force veteran and attorney.
  • He is also a Bridge player.

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