James Holzhauer

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Full Name James Holzhauer
Age 35 Years Old
Nick Name James
Gender Male
Famous As Sports Gambler, Show Contestant
Birth Date October 26th, 1985
Birth Place USA

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Professional sports gambler, as well as game show contestant from Nevada, is well recognized as James Holzhauer who is best known for setting the single-game record on Jeopardy! with a $131,127 win on 17th April 2019. He also holds the second-highest wins in the history of Jeopardy! after Ken Jennings. He is a very talented gambler. 

‘Jeopardy!’ James Holzhauer Smashes Through $1 Million Mark

James Holzhauer has amassed more than $1 million over 14 games of “Jeopardy!” He is only the second contestant to pass the $1 million mark. The contestant, James Holzhauer, 34, surpassed $1 million in total earnings on Tuesday, becoming the second contestant to do so in “Jeopardy!” history and continuing his record-breaking streak. 

Famous For

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

Birth Facts, Early Life, Birthday, Family, Wiki, Siblings, Education, And More

In the year of 1985, James Holzhauer was born to father, Juergen Holzhauer, and a mother, Nachiko Ide Holzhauer in the United States. He holds American nationality. He has an older brother, Ian Holzhauer. As of 2019, his age is 34 but his age will be 35 on his upcoming birthday as of 2020. He grew up in Naperville, Illinois. His ethnicity is White and his religion is Christian. Concerning his education, 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. 

Body Statistics (Height, Weight, Measurement, And More)

James is a very handsome person with a tall height of 1.76 m or 5 ft 9 in. He has a balanced weight of 70 Kg. His bicep size is 11.5 in. His body measurement is 40-30-31 in. His eye color is Brown and hair color is Dark Brown. 

Career (Beginning-Present)

  • With his performance on Jeopardy!, he appeared on two television game shows named The Chase (2nd September 2014) and 500 Questions (22nd May 2015).
  • In the Final Chase round, he defeated chaser Mark Labbett with a score of 26-9, earning a $58,333.33 share of a $175,000 prize with his team.
  • He competed on Jeopardy! in April 2019. 
  • He broke the single-game record winning $110,914 on 9th April 2019. 
  • He has competed in 10 Jeopardy! games as of 17 April 2019.
  • As of 23rd April 2019, he has appeared on 14 episodes and has won a total of $1,061,554, and is the second-highest winning contestant and is the only second Jeopardy! millionaire in regular game (non-tournament) winnings surpassed only by Ken Jennings.
  • He twice set the record for largest successful Final Jeopardy! wager of all time, first with a $38,314 wager, then with a $60,013 bet.

Married, Unmarried Or In A Relationship

Regarding the marital status of James Holzhauer, he is a married man. He is married to Melissa Sassin Holzhauer. The couple got married in September 2012. The couple also has a daughter who is nicknamed as Booger who was born on 9th November 2014. The couple is living a happy life without any disturbances. They are enjoying their life a lot. As of today, he lives with his family in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Net Worth, Earnings, Source of Wealth

The net worth of this famous American gambler, James Holzhauer is estimated to have $920,000 as of 2019. He is also a game show contestant. His primary source of earning is from his gambling career. He holds the second-highest wins with a total just under $700,000. His exact salary is unknown.