James Holzhauer Biography – James Holzhauer Wiki
James Holzhauer is an American professional sports gambler and game show contestant.
James Holzhauer Age
He was born in 1984 in Naperville, Illinois, United States.
James Holzhauer Wife
He has been married to his wife Melissa Sassin Holzhauer since 2012. Melissa Holzhauer was a contestant on “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” in 2014 and won $28,800.
According to her Linkedin profile, she attended the University of Washington from 2006 to 2009, completing her degree in classics and classical languages, literatures and linguistics. She then obtained her master’s degree in classics and classical languages from Brown University in 2012.
She spent three months in Thailand as a volunteer kindergarten teacher at Language Corps Asia in 2011, and was then an Americorps Youth Development Leader for the Seattle Parks and Recreation department in 2012. She also was a volunteer coordinator for Rebuilding Together Aurora. Holzhauer now works as an ACT and academic tutor in the Vegas area.
James Holzhauer Children
James and his wife Melissa Holzhauer have one child, a daughter who was born on October 9, 2014.
James Holzhauer Parents
James Holzhauer’s parents are Nachiko Ide Holzhauer and Juergen Holzhauer.
James Holzhauer Family
He is the son of Nachiko Ide Holzhauer and Juergen Holzhauer. He has one siblings named Ian Holzhauer.
James Holzhauer Educational Background
Holzhauer attended Naperville North High School graduating in 2001. In high school, he competed in the Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering state competition, and won first place in physics and second place in math. He went on to the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics.
James Holzhauer Net worth
This information about his net worth is being updated.
James Holzhauer The Chase
In 2014, Holzhauer appeared on “The Chase,” the American version of a British game show that aired for four seasons on the Game Show Network.
James Holzhauer 500 Questions
Holzhauer also appeared on the short-lived game show “500 Questions” in 2015, and could not unseat trivia master Steve Bahnaman.
James Holzhauer Jeopardy – James Holzhauer Winnings
On April 9, 2019 he competed on Jeopardy! and broke the single game record, winning $110,914. Amazingly, Holzhauer strategically positioned his winnings to match his daughter’s birthday, October 9, 2014 (10/09/14). Holzhauer has competed in ten Jeopardy! games as of April 17, 2019, winning a total of $566,660. He holds the second highest winnings in the history of Jeopardy! after Ken Jennings.
On Thursday, April 18, 2019, Holzhauer broke his own single-game winnings mark with $131,127 to capture his 10th straight victory on the game show. He became the 8th player in Jeopardy! history to accomplish the feat; Ken Jennings holds with all-time record with 74 straight wins.
He has won $851,926 during his 12-day streak and owns the five most prolific single-day performances ever on the show.
On April 19, 2019, he won $80,006, which is fifth all-time in one-day earnings on Jeopardy! He now owns the top five one-day totals on the game show and six of the top eight.
On April 22, 2019, Holzhauer won $90,812, which is third all-time in one-day earnings on Jeopardy! On April 23, 2019, he won $118,816, which is the second-highest one-day total of all time. He also passed the $1,000,000 total winnings mark in 14 games; it took Ken Jennings 30 games to reach the same milestone.
On May 27, 2019, Holzhauer emerged with $130,022 his 28th straight “Jeopardy!” win — just shy of his the $131,127 record he set back in April for single-game earnings — and now after Monday’s game has a total of $2,195,557 in his “Jeopardy!” coffers.
Holzhauer is just the second contestant to pass the $2 million mark in regular game play, joining Ken Jennings, who piled up $2,520,700 by the time his 74-win run ended in 2004. Holzhauer reached the $2 million threshold in just 27 episodes.
James Holzhauer Nationality
He is of American nationality.